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Big Fat Liar
Commentaries on this disc:
Director Shawn Levy and director of photography Johnathan Brown
Rating:8.3/10 (3 votes) [
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Reviewed by CaptHayfever on July 26th, 2005
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This was Levy's first feature film, and you can hear the excitement in every word he says on the track. Being a newcomer to the commentary biz, he hasn't yet learned how to be boring and useless like so many others, keeping you stocked with info all through the film. DP Brown contributes quite a bit to the proceedings as well, especially since the two are in the same room, so they don't repeat each other and they do interact well.
Reviewed by karma17 on July 27th, 2013
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I've suffered through quite a few director commentaries and found this one to be especially informative. Mr. Levy gives you insight into the lighting choices (artificial lights for the Hollywood scenes) and natural lighting for the home town shots. He also provides a fair amount of inspiration at the tail end of the DVD where he says you've just got to get out there, try to make a mark, and get noticed. He explains that is how he got his first break into the business. A film critic recently trashed Mr. Levy but he puts a respectable amount of thought into the craft of filmmaking. This is one of the better DVD commentaries to be sure.
Actor Frankie Muniz
Rating:2.0/10 (3 votes) [
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Reviewed by Hungry Baz on December 31st, 2012
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This track suffers from "Solo Actor Commentary" Syndrome where the actor just has nothing to say and watches the film.
That's this commentary. Every sentence ends with "which was really cool" or "which was great fun".
Maybe if he joined the first track, it would be okay.
Actors should be forbidden to do tracks on their own. Except for Warwick David in "Willow" or Bruce Campbell in "Evil Dead".
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