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Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga Jordan
Rating:7.8/10 (6 votes) [
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Reviewed by pat00139 on January 31st, 2006
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This track is in Spanish with English subtitles. Sometimes one of the two guys would be talking and there wouldn’t be any subtitles. I think they were just repeating something they had just said and the translator didn’t think it necessary to write it. In any case, these two do a great job. Mr. Jordán doesn’t talk half as much as the director, but he does interject his thoughts here and there. The director pretty much talk non-stop, with a few exceptions. I knew it was going to be enjoyable when the first thing you hear is the director apologizing in advance if he’s boring and hopes no one falls asleep in front of the television screen. Listening to this, you get to learn that a gang who robbed them while they were location scouting ultimately ended up protecting them during shooting, all the real-life events the writer had that ended up in the movie, and many other nice stories. These two talk at length about the parallels between the three vignettes, the symbolism between them, all the actors, and the characters and all their motivations. The director talks a lot about the music also – he finds music extremely important in a movie (good for him) – and what he wanted to achieve with the movie. He also goes into the technical aspects of the movie. All around a full commentary. It’s informative and makes you laugh a few times also. I didn’t fall asleep during this thing, so I guess they did a decent job at it.
Reviewed by musíl65 on July 6th, 2020
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Inarritu dominates the track. He talks fast and without any gaps. He talks about the actors, the locations, working in Mexico, the light, the colours, the music, the DP, the car chase, his inspirations, the dogs, the gangs in Mexico, the themes of the movie, the cutting, the structure etc. It is very interesting and funny.
Jordan speaks from time to time. He has good points about the script. Both are sitting in the cutting room.
If you like Inarrituâ€™s work, donâ€™t miss this track. The track is 10 out of 10.
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