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The Asphalt Jungle
Commentaries on this disc:
Film historian/author Drew Casper, and actor James Whitmore (from archival recordings)
Rating:5.0/10 (6 votes) [
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Reviewed by Fry on January 11th, 2005
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comments a lot about the history of the studios at that time (too much for me, because that is not screen specific. He has got interesting stuff to say, but I would rather read it in an article. He talks nicely so you can hear how fond he is of that movie. Some real interesting insights, some very nicely commented scenes. The Whitmore pieces were just cut in from an older interview and are superfluous for the commentary.
Reviewed by qacm on December 1st, 2016
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I've listened to hundreds of movie commentaries, and this has to be one of the worst. Boring, trivial, ill-informed... it was a waste of my time.
Reviewed by badge on January 22nd, 2017
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I've made a mental note of this commentator's name so I know to avoid any other tracks by him in the future. It's very rarely that I give up on a commentary halfway but this one is just embarrassing to get through - it's not just the laughable "critical analysis", which sounds like it was done by a high schooler desperate to fill up an essay, but also the way it's delivered, in a sort of condescending "now you just listen to what I'm revealing to you" tone. In other words, pretentious lecturing spoken by someone who believes everything he's saying.
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