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The Piano (1993)

NOTE: This commentary is only available on the Region 2 UK Special Edition DVD, which also includes the extras imported from the R4 CE.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Jane Champion and producer Jan Chapman Rating:8.5/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
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Campion and Chapman share their recollections of making the film, with Chapman occasionally asking questions for Campion to field. I would've liked to have known the genesis of the film, as I always find the creative process fascinating (occasionally Campion draws from some past experience or memory), but they pretty much start from Day One of shooting and move on from there. Half of the track is taken up with discussion about the actors, their performances, and their process (mainly Holly Hunter) and Campion talks openly about her working relationship with the three leads. She also talks quite a bit about the cinematography and Michael Nyman's score.