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Director Arthur Hiller
Rating:5.5/10 (2 votes) [
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Reviewed by Agressor on March 31st, 2012
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The director seems to have a good recollection of the production and talks basically the whole film through. Unfortunately most of it is not very interesting and there are quite a lot of repetition, sometimes he repeates what he just said! That is a big bug for me, very annoying.
The most interesting bits involve him telling us how he solved certain logistical and practical problems that came up during shooting, also, his revelations of how he shoots certain scenes metaphorically and ambivalently are very appreciated. But they are few.
If you are a Love Story freak you'd probably have a better time listening to this commentary then I had.
Reviewed by musíl65 on September 9th, 2014
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This is a solid track. Hiller explains his way to become a director. He came from television. He talks about the problems to make this movie, the limited budget from Paramount, the script, the casting, the actors, the locations (Harvard), the weather during shooting, the score, the camera and the editing process. Good are also the parts about the differences to other movies of the time.
There are some repeats during the track, but no big gaps. The stories about the communication with composer Lai who could not speak English, are funny. He talks also very nicely about the late Ray Miland.
If you like the movie, don’t miss this commentary. 7 out of 10.
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