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Stir of Echoes
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Screenwriter/director David Koepp
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Reviewed by RuffKut on March 31st, 2005
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One of the best commentaries I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. Very informative, witty and entertaining...
Reviewed by stuartbannerman on April 1st, 2005
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I always love listening to commentaries by the writers. They delve into so much more than "this is where ......" And very rarely go through a scene by scene description thats sadly becoming a lot more common nowadays.
David Koepp is great to listen to on this track and i really do have to dig out and find out some of his other chat tracks if this one is anything to go by.
As the other reviewer said. This is one of the best chat tracks i have heard.
Reviewed by vicjd1 on February 1st, 2008
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I really enjoyed this commentary! I've had this film on DVD for a very long time and then bought the special edition with the great Commentary on it. I love that he gives props to Depalma and even Spielberg. 2 Directors he has worked with in the past.
I just recieved Secret Window on DVD from Netflix to see if David does a commentary on it as well. I also borrowed the original novel by R. Matheson from the library since David K. holds it in such high regard. This commentary is highly recommended.
Reviewed by maarow on March 17th, 2008
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I'm not sure about David Koepp as a screenwriter, but this is definitely one of the best commentaries I've ever heard. Even though Koepp is by himself for the whole movie, he chatters on amiably enough about adapting and directing Matheson's novel for the screen, with nary a pause. He talks about his choices as director and points out his mistakes, how he did certain effects,what it was like working with the actors, and so forth. The tone is very light and conversational, and very amusing to listen to. Highly recommended for commentary buffs such as myself.
Reviewed by sedna on September 29th, 2012
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This is the second commentary by Koepp I've listened to on the basis of these reviews and boy, you're not wrong. Entertaining, informative, and educational altogether. Koepp's tone, and self-deprecating really makes this a joy to listen to. Film students definitely shouldn't miss out on this.
Reviewed by ipatrick on January 12th, 2014
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Koepp is a humble and incredibly generous commentator. He is realistic and grounded as to the type of movies he makes and he gives a remarkable review of what the process if making a film (any film) is like. The film itself is the least important thing about this commentary, he is engaging and highly informative, a must hear. He comments little to nothing about the script, which is okay in this case and he delves instead into his directing experience. He knows the genre and isn't oblivious to its referential nature and it's redundancy, so it's very interesting to hear about how he faced and fought those difficulties in a horror film. I mentioned how he is a very generous commentator because at times you feel he's sharing his entire filmmaking knowledge with you, I really appreciated that an he is also honest and humble and cites a large amount of influences, both from other films and filmmakers that taught him and guided him in working on his films.
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