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Notting Hill (1999)

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Commentary 1: Director Roger Michell, producer Duncan Kenworthy, and writer Richard Curtis Rating:7.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by iwantmytvm on March 1st, 2020:Find all reviews by iwantmytvm
An above average commentary with few gaps of silence or mere narration of on-screen action. Much of the discussion concerns locations in Notting Hill vs sets. They mention several moments where scenes that were cut left some abrupt transitions but that are only apparent to them. As new supporting actors appear on screen, the commentators remark on what drew their attention to these performers and what else they have done or are doing at the time of recording this track. They discuss constructing of certain scenes for more humor, adjusting for time and space constraints, with Curtis providing screenwriting tips for injecting humor and exposition. They note how the presence of paparazzi was a constant factor. As for the leads, they note positive collaboration with Julia and Hugh, even pointing out that Grant is very good at acting awkward but is not that way in real life. They touch on the music, and choices for either source music or the score by Trevor Jones.