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Director Barry Sonnenfeld
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Reviewed by Bakersfield on November 18th, 2016
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As a huge, huge fan of this incredibly funny movie I was really looking forward to that commentary. And it delivered. Quirky, weirdly funny and quite informative. In short - a classic Sonnenfeld commentary.
He is actually watching the movie while talking, which makes the whole track pretty scene-specific. He starts off by talking about the set they used in the opening scene with Tim Allen (yes, it's not a real office in Miami), the problems the crew faced during the first day of shooting and the overall challenge of making an ensemble picture. It's clear from the way he speaks that sometimes it was tough working with some of the actors (yes, you can be sure that Tom Sizemore was one of those actors. Have to say though, Sizemore was absolutely hilarious in this movie and Sonnenfeld is, based on this track, definitely happy with his performance).
In a traditional Sonnenfeld way, he sometimes goes back and forth about scenes and small details that have passed or are about to come, but it's still quite interesting.
There's no way not to think about "Get Shorty" while watching "Big Trouble", and as the director of both movies Sonnenfeld talks about the similarities between them.
Also, if you love location and technical talk (cinematography, ILM shots, wide screen use, sound effects, green screen...) you're in luck, because there's a lot of it on this track. Sonnenfeld takes enough time to explain why he was attracted to the material and mentions some of the difficulties of making a film with so many different characters and situations.
There's very little dead air and the track floats nicely. I liked it quite a bit and it made me appreciate the movie even more. Would definitely recommend it.
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