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Director Terence Young, and the cast and crew
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Reviewed by pat00139 on February 28th, 2006
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Obviously, this thing is spliced together from a whole bunch of interviews. Itís interesting but itís not very lively. Mr. Cork himself starts out very formal and dry. He fills in the transitions between interviews and gives out some information about some of the actorsí history (like Sean Connery and Ursula Andressí). an interesting little fact, I find, is the production designer had about £20 000 out of a total budget of £300 000. Mrs. Andress also gives out a funny little story: she and Mr. Connery had to learn a song for the movie. They had one record player where they were on location so they kept stealing each otherís record player so they could learn that song. All the information is kind of general as to what the people wanted to accomplish and things like that. Everybody eventually gives their impressions of everybody else. Itís interesting to listen to but I probably wonít listen to it again.
Reviewed by stuartbannerman on July 17th, 2006
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At the start of this commentery. The 'moderator' goes through the list of people that youll hear talking. I didnt count them all but im guessing its at least 20. This makes for a very interesting commentery because you get to hear about every aspect of the films production but does make it hard to keep any sort of linear flow to the talking. Also theres no room for any lengthy stories. These are all 30 second or thereabouts clips from cut n paste interviews. But its still very much worth listening to if you are a Bond Fan.
Interesting to hear details about the Bond, James Bond lines. the budget, the casting and so on. Recommended
Reviewed by Uniblab on August 23rd, 2013
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This one could be another stock audio clips mash-up commentary, but what makes the difference once again is the presence of our pal, the chap from the "Ian Fleming Foundation" John Cork, who hosts the various voices in a very timely fashion so that they don't come back and forth in the usual weird and random way, and also does the "Film Historian" routine rather competently.
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