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The Girl Next Door
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Director Luke Greenfield
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Reviewed by Typhoid on March 3rd, 2012
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This is a terrific commentary. While Greenfield has somewhat of an annoying voice, his information is non-stop. Every second is filled with his passion for film -- constantly referencing films that inspired The Girl Next Door, inside commentary on the making of the film and tidbits about the nervousness of the actors involved.
Generally, this is a fantastic commentary. Listen to it.
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on February 3rd, 2013
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A good track. Luke explains that this film was has been greenlit since 2000, how in some scenes that he wanted the audience to be as uncomfortable as Matthew, a body double was used for Emile Hirsch's nude scene because he only 17, the friend/ enemy relationship between Matthew and Kelly. "Your worst enemies are your best friends because they know everything about you." (Tell me about it!) Re-writing the movie, the development of the characters, the scene where Kelly tricks Matthew into taking Ecstasy was based on his experience with taking an E and his love for U2. "Guys, we gotta talk."
Overall, a great track and worth watching if you like this film.
Reviewed by thegibson99 on January 31st, 2017
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A fairly good non-stop commentary by the director. He talks a lot about putting the audience back into an 18 year-old's shoes starting with the opening montage. A lot passion for song choices in movies and tidbits here and there about the actors during specific scenes. Definitely worth a look for fans of the movie.
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