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Into the Woods
Commentaries on this disc:
Director Rob Marshall and producer John Deluca
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Reviewed by TylerMirage on February 5th, 2017
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A very strong commentary. They spend most of the time speaking about the translation from stage to screen, saying what they wanted to keep, saying what they had to remove, etc..
An increasing trend, I'm noticing, is the filmmakers' need to remind the listener of what was accomplished practically and what was accomplished digitally. But not just in a "here's an interesting fact"-way, it's the subtly snide fetishization of practical FX/putting down of digital work. I won't even start with that discussion, because it's a full-on essay. But it makes for a fun drinking game with this commentary: take a shot every time Marshall says something along the lines of "One of the few uses of CGI" or "no CGI here, we did this for real". (SPOILER ALERT: You'll be drunk very quickly)
Recommended for fans of the movie or musicals.
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