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Fresh (1994)

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Commentary 1: Director/writer Boaz Yakin Rating:9.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on August 19th, 2012:Find all reviews by frankasu03
A very good track from Boaz Yakin. After trying for many years to write "high concept" Hollywood scripts, Yakin ventured into the world of independent films to start his directing career. He has lots of great stories about learning from Clint Eastwood, working with child actors, and eschewing the cliches of "urban drama." I was very impressed with the vast list of other films and directors he credits as his inspiration. Given that this track was recorded after "Remember the Titans," he can give a very accurate compare and contrast between low budget and big budget studio pictures. He vividly explains his motivation in mixing surreal images with real world environs like New York City. There are some real stark scenes in "Fresh," and it is very interesting to hear Boaz' explanation for them. This director has a long history with filmmakers like Tarantino and Scott Spiegel, and that same zeal for storytelling abounds throughout this commentary. Solid 9/10. Now, to revisit the "Titans."