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North by Northwest
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Screenwriter Ernest Lehman
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Reviewed by Blunt on June 7th, 2004
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A disappointment. Most of the information in the commentary is simply repetition - often almost verbatim - of that in the documentary, and Lehman is not the most energetic of speakers. It's good that they used one of the last-surviving participants but his comments would have been better interweaved with those of a Hitchcock specialist. The isolated score track just about makes up for it, though.
Reviewed by Uniblab on November 9th, 2009
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Ernest Lehman, here about five years before his death, very likable and nice but sounding rather frail and not quite sure what he's supposed to say, records a track that's actually a collection of disjointed anecdotes with a lot of narration in between. Martin Landau, who did a wonderful participation in the commentary for Cleopatra, would certainly have been a much better choice.
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