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Insomnia (2002)

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Commentary 1: Director Christopher Nolan (in order of shooting sequence) Rating:6.0/10 (10 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by sedna on November 11th, 2012:Find all reviews by sedna
Film school commentary alert! I am quite surprised there are still no reviews of this commentary. It\'s as if people have no idea of its existence! This is an amazing breakdown of the film by Nolan and booooy are you gonna learn a ton about the craft of filmmaking here. Yes, it does go in order of shooting sequence, so it\'s a very unconventional. You get a NON-STOP insight into what Nolan was going for with the film by giving you a breakdown of everything, and I mean EVERYTHING. It\'s truly amazing just how much psychology lies in every aspect of the film. It is a blend of technical and theory and Nolan is never short of breath about it, nor are there any awkward moments. Nolan could be a great film scholar if he wanted to. He really gets how to transcend ideas and themes through shooting a film. This is one of the greatest breakdown commentaries I\'ve heard. I\'m still baffled how no one has even posted a review on this and I\'m glad I have the honor of being the first to do so. This is a very revealing track about Nolan\'s process. I loved it.
Reviewed by musíl65 on August 18th, 2014:Find all reviews by musíl65

The commentary goes in order of shooting sequence. That’s a brilliant idea. You get a picture about the working style of the director and the problems during the shoot. And he has a lot of good points. Nolan mentions many technical points, but also a lot about the actors and the script. Everything is well thought here. A monster track: 10 out of 10.
Reviewed by iwantmytvm on August 3rd, 2019:Find all reviews by iwantmytvm
Previous reviews cover this one nicely. The shooting sequence order provides another window of insight into the filmmaking process, and this track never runs out of steam. Christopher Nolan obviously knows his craft, both in terms of production and in story-telling. I really wish he would have continued recording commentaries.
Commentary 2: Actor Hilary Swank, production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Dody Dorn, cinematographer Wally Pfister and screenwriter Hillary Seitz Rating:4.8/10 (6 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review