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Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Francis Ford Coppola Rating:7.0/10 (6 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by reidca on February 21st, 2007:Find all reviews by reidca
This is another typically solid commentary from Coppola. A few dead spots are mildly annoying but he always pipes back in eventually with something interesting to say about maintaining the style of the film to the style of the period and the existing promotional film (also on the dvd), George Lucas' contributions from both script, money and prop POV's, the aborted musical version with Leonard Bernstein (although he doesn't mention Brando's involvement) that was to be made as the second Zoetrope electronic cinema production after the failed One From The Heart, his son Gio's contribution, Joe Jackson's luscious score, the wonderful cast from Jeff Bridges on down through Martin Landau and Dean Stockwell (he often points out actors and people he has used before, annoying on lots of commentaries but not here) and Vittorio Storaro's sublime lighting - especially in the final court room scenes.
Reviewed by vpadgett on April 5th, 2013:Find all reviews by vpadgett
I was very very disappointed by Coppola's review. Here is a talented director, and an owner of one of only 42 or so Tuckers-- and his commentary was completely without merit. Did I learn anything about the Tucker? No. Did I learn anything about his directing the film? No. His commentary was almost without content! A much better commentary could have been made by the president of the Tucker collector's club. Perhaps even by a member of that club. Very disappointing, especially considering who made the commentary.