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The 6th Day (2000)

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NOTE: This commentary is on both the original release and the 2-disc special edition.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Composer Trevor Rabin, with isolated score Rating:10.0/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Bakersfield on July 8th, 2016:Find all reviews by Bakersfield
As a huge, huge fan of Trevor Rabin I was quite pleased when I finally got "The 6th Day" DVD. It's actually rare having film composers doing DVD commentaries, so I was really looking forward to this particular track (which includes the isolated score as well).

Rabin, a soft, calm, collected speaker, starts off the commentary by describing to those who don't know the process of writing a score for a motion picture. He also makes it clear that he had a great time working on "The 6th Day".

The commentary as a whole is very theme-specific, as Rabin takes enough time to really focus on the many different music themes throughout the movie and how they relate to the characters. He provides A LOT of insight not only about working on this particular movie (and his relationship with Roger Spottiswoode), but his work in general as a film composer. There's a lot of choir/orchestral work in "The 6th Day" and Rabin talks about it as well. He also focuses on the sound effects and what was it like to write a score for a movie with so many different (and sometimes quite loud) sound effects.

Fans of Rabin's work will also appreciate the short stories he shares about his rise as an A-list film score composer. There are also a lot of interesting revetations about "The 6th Day" score, one of which is the fact that Rabin used his own voice for what I consider to be one of the best pieces of music in the movie (the track during the garage chase).

Yes, there is some dead air, but in this case that's not a bad thing, because it allows the viewer to enjoy the isolated score. Overall, this is a great commentary for film score fans and a must-listen for Trevor Rabin fans.