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Actor Val Kilmer
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Reviewed by The Cubist on January 19th, 2005
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There is a delightfully eccentric commentary by Kilmer. He briefly recounts how he got the role and also describes Mamet’s mind as “very eclectic and complicated and interesting.” Kilmer could easily be describing his own brain—it is no wonder they got along so well. For every interesting factoid (he talks about all the training and preparation he did for the role), he drops surreal observations such as this, “If you’re listening to this and watching the film for the first time…You’re really strange.” Imagine hearing that in Kilmer’s trademark cadences and you get an idea of what a surprising treat it is listening to this track. While, there are quite a few lulls in the actor’s commentary, there are enough bizarro gems from him to make it worth sitting through the dry spots.
Reviewed by poopy dooperson on April 1st, 2006
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this starts off as a typical commentary track, until val starts making up utterly random things, and continually insulting writer-director david mamet (for instance, he talks about how mamet hates actors, "having failed at the profession himself"). very dry, very deadpan. absolutely hilarious. who knew val could do comedy so well?
Reviewed by Hoiles on December 18th, 2007
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Very amusing track. Kilmer frequently uses sarcasm to make his points about working with Mamet and the rest of the cast and crew. He also provides some remarks about what attracted him to the material and how he fleshed out his character.
Reviewed by Daza on January 1st, 2009
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Val Kimore has a very weird sense of humour which comes across in an amusing conversation about the film and his co-workers on it. Entertaining
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