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Screenwriter/director Duncan Jones and producer Stuart Fenegan
Rating:8.0/10 (2 votes) [
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Reviewed by iwantmytvm on March 10th, 2020
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Duncan and Fenegan provide a very thorough commentary, even while plugging the other commentary track throughout this one. These two have long been collaborators and learned the craft while making commercials. They admit that budget decisions were a constant consideration, yet they made the most of visual effects, cgi, miniatures, and sets within these limits for the film to be as realistic as possible. The Chesney Hawkes song alone cost quite a bit but they feel it was worth the expense. Duncan had a Q and A with members of NASA who felt his helium-3 science was sound. Duncan is very aware of internet chatter about Moon and responds to some of the questions posed. Both Jones and Fenegan risked injury to get some shots, and avoid any possible litigiousness. Both Kevin Spacey and Clint Mansell came on late in post production being shown the rough cut of the film. They speak very highly of Sam Rockwell, they allowed him the freedom to improvise in his line readings and embraced his ideas to incorporate humor into scenes. They made a point of differentiating between the various iterations of the Sam character for continuity. They studied the films, Dead Ringers and Adaptation, in preparation for this one. A very good listen.
Screenwriter/director Duncan Jones, director of photography Gary Shaw, concept designer Gavin Rothery, and production designer Tony Noble
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Reviewed by Hungry Baz on November 5th, 2015
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You would think that this track would be technical, but no.
This is very similar to the Evil Dead 2 commentary. Plenty of jokes and banter throughout. The female voice in Sam's buggy is actually Duncan and he does explain parts of life are used in the film such as Sam playing Ping Pong on the wall.
"Didn't have any friends, so I had to use the wall instead."
Due to the thick Northern accents, they said that everyone in Sundance couldn't understand what they were saying, since Yanks think that all Brits come from ruddy London. (and Liverpool due to The Beatles)
Not once does Duncan mention his dad, which is nice.
They joke that a pulled out tooth looks too much like a Sugar Puff and that the smiley faces beside the toilet are how good Sam's poo is.
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