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Nothing So Strange (2002)

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Commentary 1: Director Brian Flemming and actors Laurie Pike and David James Rating:0.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by ZachsMind on September 2nd, 2006:Find all reviews by ZachsMind
One purpose of a commentary track is, in my opinion, to let the people behind the film to step out of the film and communicate to the audience as people and not the characters. This track doesn't do that. Brian Flemming introduces himself and apologizes for having a cold and is very self-conscious and self-referential, then Laurie Pike is piped in as if she were Debra Meagher (the character she portrays in the film) casually returning Flemming's phone call, and she talks about what her character has done since the film. Then after that allegedly impromptu phone call, Flemming then calls David James (or is he co-producer Garland Slack? Who knows?) who is another character in the film. This is not unlike pretending the costume characters at Six Flags really are Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. Laurie Pike is convincing still in the role, but for a commentary track I would have been more interested in Flemming discussing the inspiration for doing a project that blurs the lines of reality, and I would like to have heard from the actors what the experience was like. An audio commentary is like a backstage pass, and in this case, "Citizens for Truth" put up their hands at the door and said "no, we're not letting you in. We want to keep up this illusion. We're not interested in your seeing the truth behind this film. Pay no attention to the people behind the curtain." And that's a major disappointment.