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The Last Castle (2001)

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Commentary 1: Director Rod Lurie Rating:7.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on February 4th, 2012:Find all reviews by frankasu03
Director Lurie really starts off on the right foot by validating commentary listeners everywhere. Rod states how much he loves commentary tracks and feels they're more valuable than film school. Well, "Thanks, Rod!"
As to the track, it's non-stop information about on-screen action and tales from behind-the-scenes. Fans of Robert Redford should find Lurie's stories of wooing the icon to the project enjoyable, as well as the uneasiness Redford had playing a General. The amount of times he defiantly screwed up his "Saluting" is pretty unbelievable. There is a fair amount of technical talk (Split-Diopter drinking game, basically) but nothing goes over the head of the layman. This is one of those tracks recorded at the film's release, hence mentions of "test audiences" and no accounts on the film's reception. Many films of "2001" are referred to; especially since the same stunt crew worked on "Fast & the Furious." As always, Lurie is Super-complimentary towards every actor on the screen. But, with people like Gandolfini, Cliff Collins, and Mark Ruffalo, that seems warranted. Quality listen. 7/10