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National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Jon Turteltaub and actor Jon Voight Rating:10.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by SAMHG33 on June 21st, 2009:Find all reviews by SAMHG33
I cant praise this commentary enough. It is so imformative not just about the way the film was made but historically too. an absolute joy to listen too and one that can be heard again and again.
Reviewed by iwantmytvm on February 22nd, 2022:Find all reviews by iwantmytvm
This track with Turteltaub and Voight is a pleasant listen. The director provides details on sets and locations, as well as props and production design. There were particular nuances to shooting at the various iconic locations. Turteltaub offers some good background on the composition of stunts and action sequences, and the incorporation of visual effects and sound elements. His philosophy for pacing and editing is to keep a film trim and moving along. He remarks on certain elements of the film that are grounded in history and others that were embellished. They discuss themes, tones, character beats, and narrative elements that were intended to maintain genuine to the characters and pay off for the sake of the story. Voight is perhaps too impressed with some of the information revealed, but this keeps the conversation more lively. They talk about working with the other actors and performers, and some of the connections between them. Naturally, they tend to be overly complimentary, but this is to be expected.

Not overly technical but informative enough but far superior than the track with Turteltaub and Justin Bartha on the first film, which was too light-hearted to yield much value.