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Spun (2002)

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Jonas Åkerlund and screenwriter Rating:10.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by iwantmytvm on July 17th, 2019:Find all reviews by iwantmytvm
Jonas Akerlund (if I try to render the A properly, the site would probably crash) and screenwriter Creighton Vero team up for a nicely balanced commentary. They do not narrate the on-screen action nor fall into long gaps of silence, or praise everyone incessantly. Instead they provide an engaging balance of production and filmmaking insights as well as anecdotes from the shoot, pre-production and post-production process. Alas, still in 2019, like in 2002, we are still waiting for the Billy Corgan soundtrack for this film.
Commentary 2: Producer and screenwriter Rating:10.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by iwantmytvm on December 5th, 2019:Find all reviews by iwantmytvm
In this commentary, Timothy Wayne Peternel is the producer, and Will De Los Santos is the writer. And hoo boy! These two have quite the interplay, they do not hold back but it mostly good-natured. They talk about the casting and how many of the cast suggestions for improvvisation made it into the film. Peternel seems to feel that De Los Santos is a drug expert and asks him several times if the depictions are accurate. De Los Santos had a somewhat estrange relationship with the production of this film but remains quite proud of it. Peternel reveals that the glut of producers - there are a ton of them - was due to a constant need for additional financing. There is an amusing story about Gus Van Sant and his cat. They touch on the music, which was mostly the work of Billy Corgan. De Los Santos admits that Requiem for a Dream is the better drug movie. (It is.) Naturally, De Los Santos points out differences from his original script. Peternel recounts how De Los Santos enraged many by stealing the dailies from the set. This was a fun and often stream of consciousness commentary. De Los Santos is rather unhinged, to put it mildly.