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Director Steven Soderbergh and writer Coleman Hough
Rating:7.2/10 (6 votes) [
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Reviewed by pat00139 on February 28th, 2006
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This track is very average. There’s nothing extremely exciting. There are a few funny moments, like when Mr. Soderbergh says that, with the critical reception of the film, he might as well have left all the deleted scenes in – it wouldn’t have made a difference anyway. Something that impressed me about the movie is that it had an 18-day shooting schedule, and so they had to shoot 7 pages or so a day, which is absolutely insane. That surprised me. Other than that, they go through the process of writing the film, and give out tidbits on how some of the jokes and gags originated. Listening to this thing, I get the feeling this was a very intimate and personal project. There also seems to be a lot of in-jokes with regards to the people who made the movie. When Terence Stamp walks through the hotel lobby and Mr. Soderbergh says, I can count on my hand the number of people who will appreciate that joke, you kind of think ‘why do something like that’. If the people involved had fun, though, then I say it was worth it.
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