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Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)

NOTE: This commentary is available on both the Image Region 1 DVD, as well as the Criterion Collection laserdisc release of the movie.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Michael Steinberg, actor/producer Eric Stoltz, and writer Roger Hedden Rating:7.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on March 17th, 2012:Find all reviews by frankasu03
I think this is what "Modest Mouse" had in mind when they recorded the "Lonesome Crowded West." The Southwest as a way station that people just "end up" in. I don't know if "Bodies, Rest, and Motion" is all that successful in translating that theme into a moving piece of cinema, but the Writer and Director sure hope it did. All Three voices are recorded separately, with Actor/Producer Stoltz being the most Scene-specific. Eric is refreshingly honest in recounting the stresses of acting and producing simultaneously. The "Sex" scenes with Bridget Fonda were rather comfortable, given that they were an item at the time. But he still seems peeved that the constraints of independent filmmaking made his character, "Sid" appear to be an inept painter. His insights prove the best listen of the 3. But the writer and director provide their own musings on themes and the practicality of location shooting. Some nice "Cinematography" talk as well, esp with regards to filming Desert Landscapes. You could do worse than fishing a DVD like this out of the "Bargain Bin." 7/10