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Frailty (2001)

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Bill Paxton Rating:7.4/10 (7 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by DirectorBallif on December 13th, 2012:Find all reviews by DirectorBallif
Bill Paxton's insight in this commentary is nothing but extraordinary. He goes into precise detail on various directional and production choices that were made in the film, and describes why certain decisions were made. As a filmmaker myself, this is the kind of content I look for in a commentary track. He doesn't get too descriptive of the technical aspects of the film, which would be the only downfall for me. But his insight, clear sense of motivation and inspiration, and obvious know-how of the filmmaking craft makes up for it. I thoroughly enjoyed this commentary and would recommend it to any aspiring or upcoming filmmaker.
Commentary 2: Editor Arnold Glassman, producer David Kirschner and composer Brian Tyler Rating:7.0/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by iwantmytvm on January 16th, 2020:Find all reviews by iwantmytvm
A nice conversation about this film. Brian Tyler often plays the role of interviewer, the everyman who asks questions about how they filmed certain scenes or the meaning behind a detail. He also, of course, chimes in - ha! - on instruments that were used for the score. He and Paxton sought to emulate obscure musical influences and they wanted the score to have a timeless quality. Producer Kirschner initially had reservations when Paxton asked to direct but he was assuaged by the preparedness Paxton immediately demonstrated.
They invited James Cameron to watch a rough cut of the film and he offered an editing suggestion that they incorporated, to the benefit of the film. They filmed in California for Texas, but chose the locations well. They mention how preview screenings helped shape tone and marketing of the film, and they were mostly pleased by the reactions from critics and audiences to various scenes following the release of the film. They point out the spiritual references as well as those to classic films, and the artwork of Edward Hopper.
Commentary 3: Writer Brent Hanley Rating:8.0/10 (5 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review