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Alexander (Theatrical Cut) (2004)

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NOTE: This commentary is only on the theatrical cut DVD. A different commentary is available on the Alexander Director's Cut DVD. Nike Pas Cher %% Tn Pas Cher

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director/co-screenwriter Oliver Stone and historian Robin Lane Fox Rating:7.4/10 (9 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on March 27th, 2007:Find all reviews by pat00139
This is a pretty laid back track, and can feel pretty long but is pretty nice, though Mr. Stone actually mispronounces 'Bang Rajan', a movie he brought to the US. They're recorded separately, with the same commentary being in the director’s cut, though Mr. Fox being cut out. These guys seem to be narrating the movie at times, but that's only because the movie is so close to recorded history. Mr. Stone talks about some technical stuff, like the battles and talks about their tactics and other things of this nature. Mr. Fox talks almost exclusively about the real Alexander and points out the movie's similarities and differences. Mr. Stone, as well, mentions these things, but with less of a scholarly eye, quoting specific lines in various accounts of Alexander's journeys. Mr. Fox talks about the work he did, like the maps and other small props. He essentially talks about the accuracy of the movie, while Mr. Stone talks about the movie from the view of a creator. What's really nice is they don't spend endless minutes praising everybody. They talk about the movie as it is, and go from there. They talk about the accents, as well. It's a nice track, if a bit laid back. Just make sure you're willing to sit down and spend some time listening to 3 hours of two relaxed guys talking.