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The American Friend
Commentaries on this disc:
Writer/director Wim Wenders and actor Dennis Hopper
Rating:9.5/10 (2 votes) [
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Reviewed by musíl65 on March 24th, 2011
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This is one of the best commentaries I’ve ever heard. Wenders is very well informed about getting the book from Partica Highsmith, the shooting, the locations, the acting etc.. His talking is a little bit dry. Hopper’s recollections seem to come during watching the movie. But he has great stories about the shooting. He talks also about working with the Bruno Ganz who came from the theater. Hopper came directly from the Philippines (Apocalypse Now) to Hamburg. Wenders gave him two weeks to cure himself after a lot of drugs in the Philippines.
Wenders and Hopper interact with each other. They are two old friends watching a movie together. And is it great to listen to them. Highly recommended. 10 out of 10.
Reviewed by DT29 on October 24th, 2011
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Excellent. Wenders and Hopper both sound sedated, but they hardly ever stop talking and both men are an encyclopedia of interesting information about the making of the film.
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