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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Ronald Neame and actor Pamela Franklin Rating:8.3/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by petershelleyau on April 1st, 2012:Find all reviews by petershelleyau
Neame talks for about 70% and Franklin about 30% in tracks recorded separately. She is more entertaining than he in the way she gives various anecdotes about filming, as well discussing her character, the film in the context of her career, how she got the part, and a few disagreements she had with the director. Neame gives a ponderous biography that leads to his career in directing, and otherwise mentions casting, locations/set, mistakes, rehearsal, directing actors including specifically Maggie Smith, score, and photography. His analysis of the strength of the material he says is how well-constructed it is, although he admits to never having read the source novel, and how he worked to inject movement into a script that was all dialogue. There are some pauses in the commentaries and most of it is scene-specific.