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Mother Night (1996)

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Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Keith Gordon and screenwriter Robert Weide Rating:7.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on August 17th, 2012:Find all reviews by frankasu03
I've grown quite fond of Keith Gordon's Commentary tracks. After hearing him with John Carpenter on "Christine," I was lead to his other works as a director, such as "The Chocolate War," and this feature, "Mother Night." His tracks are always very casual, yet informative. Gordon shows that he puts alot of thought into his projects, and discusses themes, shot choices, etc.. with refreshing openness. Perhaps this was his first commentary, because his voice appears more sporadically than in other tracks. It's too bad, because 'Night' is a rather complex character study, and more input would have been preferred. I thought it was cool that Gordon had demanded a "darker" ending in his contract. The best part of the track is insight from the writer. Robert Weide had an ongoing correspondence with the acclaimed Vonnegut, so fans of the author will enjoy his anecdotes. The writer also reveals some neat trivia related to the real life "war criminal" that Nolte's character is based on. Overall, an educational, if deliberate listen. Stay for the credits if you want a chuckle. 7/10
Commentary 2: Actor Nick Nolte Rating: no votes yetLogin to vote or review