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Co-screenwriter/director Dave McKean and co-screenwriter Neil Gaiman
Rating:6.8/10 (4 votes) [
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Reviewed by The Cubist on February 21st, 2006
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Originally, McKean had shot and edited an elaborate opening credits sequence using split screens but no one like it so he reshot it. He often dominates the track and talks about his filmmaking process. This is a decent if not unremarkable track. It is okay but missing that special something which comes as a surprise coming from such usually articulate, entertaining guys like Neil Gaiman and McKean.
Reviewed by maarow on November 4th, 2008
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I really don't remember much about this commentary, other than that it was no great shakes. Neil Gaiman is so fun to listen to in Q&As and interviews, and to read on his blog. Very little of that enthusiasm seems to come through here, however. The conversation between him and Dave McKean feels downright uncomfortable at times, with so many feeble sentences and one-word responses. ("Remember when we shot this, and I had the flu?" "Yeah." "That was terrible...." *dead air*)
Still, there's enough here that it's worth a listen, if you really love the film.
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