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Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

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NOTE: This commentary is only available on the 2005 "Controversial Classics Collection" release. A different commentary was available on the Criterion laserdisc release.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Film historian Dana Polan Rating:7.2/10 (6 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Therealmrspock on September 27th, 2016:Find all reviews by Therealmrspock
One of the best audio commentaries I ever heard. Mr. Polan gives a fantasic in-depth analysis of the film's themes and secret messages (the treatment of Japanese Americans during WWII, and how the hero tries to redeem for such an act), and lots of insight into Sturges' style and cinema techniques. This is what every film scholar should do when making a track. A few pasues, but other than that, a great commentary. 10/10