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Director Bernardo Bertolucci, screenwriter Gilbert Adair, and producer Jeremy Thomas
Rating:8.7/10 (3 votes) [
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Reviewed by The Cubist on March 15th, 2005
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Adair (who also wrote the book that the film is based on), like Matthew (the main character), was a young man who had arrived in Paris in 1968 and befriended French cinephiles but points out that his experiences didnít play out like the events in the movie. Everyone involved did not want the politics of the time period to overshadow the story of the three characters. Bertolucci talks about what he was trying to achieve with the movie while Adair talks at length about the differences between his book and his screenplay (like the exclusion of homoerotic elements). This is an informative track that is edited in such a way so that there are very few lulls.
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on February 15th, 2013
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Good track but Bernardo's accent is so thick, you can barely make out a word he's saying so I suggest watching this commentary with subtitles. They talk about the movie clips used, the 60's, Gilbert said that the cigarette lighter scene was based on what really happened to him, the explicit sex (and HOW explicit!), the nudity (seriously, all 3 actors deserve a medal) and the development of the characters. Gilbert points out his cameo in the Louvre.
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