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Nixon (1995)

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NOTE: These two commentary tracks are only available on the Collector's Edition.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Oliver Stone Rating:7.8/10 (8 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on January 19th, 2005:Find all reviews by The Cubist
Commentary A covers the performances, style and script of the movie. This one is the more entertaining of the two as Stone offers his personal observations on the film. He has a wicked sense of humour and, as always, isnt afraid to speak his mind. For example, during the scene between Nixon and Helms, Stone mentions that Helms is the one person hed like to interview in-depth regarding the Kennedy murders and the secrets of the country, but only if the filmmaker could utilize all sorts of "torture techniques" as he wryly puts it.
Commentary 2: Director Oliver Stone Rating:7.4/10 (5 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on January 19th, 2005:Find all reviews by The Cubist
Commentary B delves into the politics and history of the period. This one is good in its own right as Stone discusses a lot of information that the film assumes the audience already knows and identifies who is who and their function in the narrative. This is extremely helpful as it is very easy to lose track of who everyone is in this rather large and diverse cast. This commentary may be of more interest to history buffs but Stone saves it from being dull to the casual viewer.
Reviewed by Jchgf on September 1st, 2006:Find all reviews by Jchgf
Too many gaps of silence make these two commentary tracks difficult to listen to in one go. I wish they'd describe the commentary tracks instead of labelling them "A" and "B".