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Equilibrium (2002)

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Commentary 1: Director Kurt Wimmer Rating:7.6/10 (8 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by villek on October 16th, 2004:Find all reviews by villek
Nice one. Wimmer talks about the film (his first) in an informative but entartaining and fun way. He often talks about technical stuff, like giving advice to other first time directors. He's talks about the films and stories that inspired him and critisizes scenes that he thinks could have been better.
Reviewed by pat00139 on February 28th, 2006:Find all reviews by pat00139
Mr. Wimmer is a very open fellow. He talks pretty much throughout the movie and talks about a lot of things. He talks about the actors, the style, the editing, the budgetary limitations (this movie only had a budget of $20 million, which is very impressive when you look at the movie) and what he wanted to do as opposed to what he had to do. For example, he wanted a Beethoven arrangement that would’ve cost some $75 000, when he only had $1500 allocated for that piece of music (needless to say he didn’t get the recording he wanted). He mentions the gun kata and how he came up with it, as well as the art in the movie and the locations. He also talks a lot about being a first time director and the many obstacles he faced. That leads in to many suggestions he mentions to aspiring directors. That’s a really nice gesture on his part. Like I said, he’s a very open fellow. He talks about his mistakes he sees now, what he would’ve changed, what he had to change because of the budget and other such things. It’s a very good commentary. He’s very pleasant to listen to and you really see what he was going for with this movie.
Commentary 2: Director Kurt Wimmer and producer Lucas Foster Rating:7.0/10 (5 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on February 28th, 2006:Find all reviews by pat00139
This is another good track, although I prefer the other one better. This one acts more as a technical track. The pair talk about the editing, the locations, the acting, the props, the effects/stunts, the sets and other elements of that kind. They both talk a lot and you get more information about the movie. This track was recorded after the other one and as such overlap is minimal, or if there is, Mr. Wimmer sometimes expands on what he said. The track has humour, like when Mr. Wimmer talks about the ‘remarkably stupid’ dog. They also get into the design – architecture and such – and what they wanted to do with it. Mr. Wimmer also talks about the genesis of the script. It’s an interesting track, but, like I said, more technical and somewhat drier than the other one. If you’re bored during this track, why not try counting the amount of times ‘essentially’ and ‘at the end of the day’ are said?