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Love is a Many-Splendored Thing
Commentaries on this disc:
Michael Lonzo, Sylvia Stoddard, and John Burlingame
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Reviewed by petershelleyau on May 5th, 2012
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Stoddard is the main speaker here in a commentary that also features Lonzo on photography and Burlingame on score. It was recorded separately but again Lonzo attempts to deceive with the conceit of "and now back to Sylvia" which the others don't. Stoddard comments on locations/sets, period and historical accuracy, casting, differences from the novel source material, racial politics, and the title song. She speaks the most about the author of the novel. There are some small pauses and the comments are only sometimes scene-specific, unlike Lonzo who is always scene-specific. How much you appreciate his comments depends upon if you can tell the difference between location and set shots, and rear projection. Burlingame says the least which is just as well.
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