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Director Tony Scott and writer Richard Kelly
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Reviewed by stuartbannerman on July 15th, 2007
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These two are recorded seperately (which is always a shame)
Saying that though they still give us great info on the film,its look, its genesis and the real Domino Harvey (who Tony befriended over the years)
Richard Kelly concentrates on the writing (seeing as he wrote the film)
Tony Scott tracks are always worth listening to and for that this is recommended.
Reviewed by sedna on December 23rd, 2012
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Satisfying, and insightful commentary by both Scott, and Kelly - funny how both of their last names are first names. Kelly talks mostly about how it is to write for Tony Scott - which in essence both a good topic of discussion and insightful because it opens up another perspective into Tony Scott's mind which you cannot was truly original, love him or hate him (love him, in my case). Scott on the other hand actually discusses his approach to his film and his filmmaking process - which, if you always wanted to know about what goes on in his mind, will be very informative. This is a decent track solely based on the information divulged by both parties.
Director Tony Scott, executive producer Zach Schiff-Abrams, writer Richard Kelly and actor Tom Waits
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Reviewed by iwantmytvm on May 1st, 2020
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A very unique experience, a pre-production discussion of the script. They mostly go in order and coincide with the on-screen action but certain scenes begat others so they jump around occasionally. They debate the cutting of some scenes, while dissect others that need to be fleshed out more. Kelly asks Scott to let the film breathe, that it does not need to be a tight 90 minutes. Scott appreciates that the many elements of this film - action, comedy, violence, suspence - defy its overall categorization. They focus on keeping the shifts in tone to a certain balance, and planting seeds for building the relationships of the main characters. They reference other films, not all but some previous are Scott films, as comparison. They attempt to conceptualize the look of the film, the domino graphics, the inspiration of Georgia O Keeffe. They speak about the imagery related to the goldfish, how recognizable the political masks should be, the depicted drug use and making the title character less dark and Deathwishy since Keira Knightley had been cast. They bounce around ideas about the ending and who should survive. Kelly and Scott commiserate about the stress of being a director, losing weight without time to eat during production. The participation of Tom Waits is only a small fraction. He and Scott go over notes and ideas for his Seventh Day Adventist character, along with some thoughts on the music of Waits.
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