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Director Joe Wright
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Reviewed by sirgawayn on May 19th, 2006
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Wright is a low-key and rather dour speaker who talks in short, declarative sentences when something interesting comes up on the screen. A lot of his comments concern shots and scenes he's not happy with. Most of his complaints are about poor lighting and CGI effects that had to stay in because of budget constraints; he has nothing but praise for Keira Knightley and the other actors and crew members. Wright describes how he tried to make the ending satisfying without being cheesy, and discusses the importance of wish fulfillment in our culture.
Reviewed by zagzag on December 7th, 2008
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I really enjoyed this commentary. I found it full of really interesting facts which really enhanced my enjoyment of the movie. I especially enjoyed hearing talk about the long cut shots, which I hadn't noticed when watching the movie, but are really amazing!
Reviewed by Uniblab on November 27th, 2009
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This is another run-of-the-mill commentary that's more about the one speaking than about the movie he's speaking about. From the start it's very clear that Wright will watch the movie and offer some personal impressions, and not worry about imparting any subtantial amount of information. The good thing is that he manages to keep the track more or less interesting, and some of his impressions are even quite insightful. There are two or three utterances from him that are bleeped out, which is weird but better than listening to an overedited commentary.
Reviewed by Agressor on July 13th, 2010
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I found this to be quite the compelling and enjoyable commentary. Director Joe Wright is refreshingly candid about his work, not afraid to acknowledge mistakes or lapses in judgement made during the filming. Wright treats us to topics as diverse as the social etiquette of the period to editing and lightning issues.
I did miss a little more elaboration on the changes made from Austens work but but apart from that minor criticism it's an excellent commentary. I was riveted.
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