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Director Danny Boyle
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Reviewed by The Cubist on January 8th, 2008
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He starts off by telling the genesis of the film. He also talks about how he got the actors to react convincingly to CGI effects that, of course, were not present on the set during filming. He touches upon some of the research he did for the film and points out the parts that are based on fact. Boyle speaks passionately about his film and packs this track with tons of information and observations.
Also included is an additional commentary by Dr. Brian Cox from the University of Manchester, who was a scientific consultant on the film. He talks about how he got involved and how the filmmakers wanted to get away from the typical scientist stereotype. He gave the cast lectures on scientific facts that their characters would know. Cox talks about the plausibility of the film’s premise and the psychology of people in long-term spaceflight on this very informative track.
Reviewed by TommyT on February 4th, 2008
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A great commentary for a great film! Boyle clearly enjoyed making this film & he talks ethusiastically about the development of the story & the cinematographic techniques he & crew used during the production. He also reveals a few details about the story that I never would've picked up on.
Reviewed by Pineapples101 on January 20th, 2016
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A great commentary. Danny Boyle is always fascinating, passionate and enthusiastic, but possibly more so on this track than other tracks I've heard, I get the feeling that Sunshine was a very, very important film to Danny Boyle.
He discusses all aspects of production, gives all involved their props, explains his influences and his decision making process.
A real treat of a commentary that I keep returning to.
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