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Screenwriter/director Guy Ritchie and editor James Herbert
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Reviewed by iwantmytvm on July 21st, 2020
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Ritchie and Herbert talk mainly about the meaning, metaphor and psychology behind the film. Ritchie notes that the idea came to him after talking to a psychiatrist and it had been in development for 4 years. They often allude to a documentary film they have made about the psychological aspects in the film and refer to it as often as offering further explanation of notions they will not explain in this track. It is not rampant but there are several moments in the final hour of the track where Ritchie and Herbert decide that a scene speaks for itself and go silent while a portion of the scene plays out. They acknowledge that this film is not an accessible watch and refer to the mixed reaction on imdb. They break down many of the characters of personifications of mental concepts. When not discussing the layers of meaning and subtext, they struggle to speak about the production of the film, mostly pointing out flming locations and sets. They do refer to how some of the more elaborate shots were constructed, how some episodes were based on real events, and reveal that only 4 vehicles were used over the course of filming. Ritchie sometimes asks if there is something else he should be mentioning in regard to certain scenes. They are joined in the recording booth by Lauren, the assistant for Ritchie and someone named Katherine, who was probably the commentary producer. Ritchie often asks them for feedback. There is a subtitle option for the commentary which is helpful because the two women are not speaking into microphones and sometimes interact with Ritchie.
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