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Moscow on the Hudson (1984)

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Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director/co-screenwriter Paul Mazursky Rating:9.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by badge on February 6th, 2015:Find all reviews by badge
Mazursky has an unhurried but precise manner, but you can tell he has come prepared for this commentary because there are obvious gaps where he's consulting a press kit or printout from the IMDB to jog his memory about people's names; also, you can almost see him musing over a checklist of topics to cover "budget..locations..casting...", which all adds up to a very comprehensive listen (I'm always interested in finding how how any given film came to be, and he gives a good account of this one) It's startling to hear him say in 2001, when this track was recorded, that film is on the way out and will be replaced by digital within ten years.
Reviewed by Magneat-o on April 3rd, 2015:Find all reviews by Magneat-o
I highly recommend this commentary. It's not full of technical information but it has lots of other info and is just an all around great listen. Paul Mazursky gives great insight into the origins of the story and has many other stories to tell about his research for the film, locations, actors and other things. He comes across as very likable, cracking dry jokes and sometimes imitating the characters in the film. It gives you the feeling you're hanging out with your buddy Paul Mazursky who you can tell must have been great for work with. He also tries really hard to give credit to even the smallest players in the film.

The commentary was done in 2001 ( 16 years after the films release )and he has a lot retrospective information on the impact of the film ( including in Russia ).