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Director Frank Oz and director of photography Rob Hahn
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Reviewed by Hoiles on December 18th, 2007
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A solid listen with Oz and Hahn having good chemistry. The track does lean heavily on the technical side. A lot of the commentary is about the decisions on how the scenes were shot (lighting, framing, angles, etc.). Oz does discuss the actors approach on occasion and how it impacted the final product.
Reviewed by Bakersfield on January 21st, 2016
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If you love cinematography then you will definitely dig this commentary. Rob Hahn and Frank Oz are obviously good freinds and it's an absolute pleasure to listen to their chat.
They talk about the great cast of the movie, share some interesting tidbits about their work with De Niro, Norton, Bassett and Brando, but...the main attraction is definitely all the cinematography talk. Both Oz and Hahn are equally engaging and they talk about the camera work in pretty much every major scene in the movie. Lighting, lenses, colors, steadicam/dolly work, crane shots - all is covered.
On several occasions Oz praises the work done by Howard Shore and Richard Pearson, while Hahn pays his respect to the great camera crew he had on this project. Aside from the cinematography talk, they reveal where they had to rely on visual effects and how it was like working with an unfinished script and actors who often like to improvise.
Good stuff all around, and I definitely recommend this commentary to all folks who are interested in cinematography.
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