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Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)

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Commentary 1: Director William Dear Rating:8.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on August 30th, 2013:Find all reviews by frankasu03
This track from Director William Dear is a solo effort from the Anchor Bay release, and not the paired track with Michael Nesmith on the recent "Shout Factory" Blu-Ray. Director Dear, or "Bill," provides a very thorough recollection upon the inspiration, and making of, "TimeRider." It's a very honest commentary, in that most of the track is devoted to pointing out his mistakes as a 1st time director. That he would have allowed the actors more time to improvise and lighten the tone, which shots he wished he could have gotten, and how he wished to convey the "wonder" of motorbikes and helicopters in the Old West. Delightful anecdotes about his character actors, namely L.Q. Jones (who frequently longed for his days shooting the "Wild Bunch"), and the inimitable Tracey Walter, are peppered in throughout. Dear also talks about the ever-so-difficult-to-navigate genre that is "Time Travel Fantasy." Crediting "Back to the Future" as a successful example. The tracks' pace is leisurely, absent the long periods of silence I found on "Harry & the Hendersons." But, now I'm anxious to hear the new track with Producer Nesmith. This track. 8/10