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Sense and Sensibilty (1995)

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Screenwriter/actor Emma Thompson and producer Lindsay Doran Rating:7.8/10 (8 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by cph on October 8th, 2006:Find all reviews by cph
This commentary has a rare reputation; it is almost as much a part of the Austen TV-and-film revival cannon as the film itself. Thompson, in particular, as the writer (who won an award for the screenplay adaptation) and star, has much to say. There is discussion of the writing, preproduction and filming; of the plot and characters; and about the period when Austen lived and her writing. The two ladies keep up a good conversation from start to end, and the commentary has plenty of lighter moments too. Discussion stays close to what is on screen. For those interested in the film, or in adaptations of the writing of this period, this commentary is essential.
Reviewed by ipatrick on March 1st, 2013:Find all reviews by ipatrick
It was Emma Thompson who introduced me to Audio Commentaries with her track on Remains Of The Day. On this one she does a very funny and highly informative commentary on translating the book to the screen and her acting, as well as adding some bits of historical context that add a lot to understanding the characters and their motives to act as they do. This is a very rich commentary that teaches greatly about creating and writing characters and Thompson is hilarious while at it.

Commentary 2: Director Ang Lee and co-producer James Schamus Rating:6.0/10 (7 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by cph on October 8th, 2006:Find all reviews by cph
Many silences, and Ang Lee isn't very talkative (English is not his first language). His contribution at least does give some insights into his thoughts on the film; the other guy talks a lot, but adds little, telling you more about other-films-they-have-made and little about this one. Not enough of interest to be worth the 2 hours.
Reviewed by ipatrick on July 15th, 2015:Find all reviews by ipatrick
Not as good as Emma thompson's but still enjoyable and easy to get through. True they go silent at times but not nearly enough to deem it a track full of silent gaps. Both commentators contribute in equal parts and ang lee share a lot of his vision and filming choices.