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Candyman: Farewell To The Flesh (1995)

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Commentary 1: Director Bill Condon Rating:8.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on May 2nd, 2015:Find all reviews by frankasu03
Writer/Director Bill Condon's career owes greatly to the Horror and Science Fiction genre, and his appreciation is evident in his work. ("Gods and Monsters," for example). It's also clear by this commentary. To start matters off, Mr. Condon professes his appreciation of audio commentaries (bonus points right there!), and then lays out his particular style for delivering his own commentary: To dispense with all the requisite background information while making occasional tangents to address the on-screen action. In that way, "Farewell to the Flesh" provides a track similar to his "Gods & Monsters" commentary. Bill confronts the difficult nature of creating a sequel to such a well-received film as "Candyman." There was real concern that explaining the origin of such a effective "boogeyman" would diminish his impact. He routinely asks the listener to forgive the many (and gratuitous) "jump-scares" that persist in his film, but adds that certain expectations come with making a modern slasher. There are interesting stories about working with Clive Barker and Philip Glass, especially an insight into the composer's process of generating a score. To learn that this sequel was initially meant as an adaptation of "Midnight Meat Train" was one intriguing bit of trivia. I don't want to give too much more away, but this a solo track that maintains its' focus without too many long pauses. Condon has a very genial presence and makes for a fine commentator. 8/10