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Cast Away (2000)


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Commentary 1: Director Robert Zemeckis, director of photography Don Burgess, visual effects supervisor Ken Ralston, co-visual effects supervisor Carey Villegas, and sound designer Randy Thom Rating:7.8/10 (12 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Buldrebisk on September 7th, 2009:Find all reviews by Buldrebisk
Too technical. This involves a lot of people, all recorded separately, and the one you want to hear the most from, Robert Zemeckis is the one you hear the least from. Itís not like he is totally cut out of it, but mostly itís the technical guys talking about the sound and filming. And that gets boring very fast, in fact that is not what I want to hear from a commentary at all. Itís fine to mention it when itís relevant, but not again and again, and not so in length.

But when we do hear from Robert, which is a couple of minute chunks spread throughout the movie, itís fantastic. He really knows how to captivate an audience, mostly through movies, but also verbally. If he had this track alone I would probably grade it close to perfect, but now it only gets a 6/10
Reviewed by sedna on December 10th, 2012:Find all reviews by sedna
I disagree with the above review. This commentary is very informative. I think if you go into listening to this with the mindset of hearing JUST Zemeckis, then sure, you'll be disappointed because you'll hear three other people discuss the film along with him. But these three discuss their craft in how it pertains to storytelling and the film. Personally, I don't get all the love for solo tracks - very often, unless the filmmaker is very energetic you'll get real bangers, but there are often tracks where a lot of it is filler. Here you get a perspective from three different craftsmen and how all these elements play into the STORYTELLING aspect of it. I learned a lot here. It will benefit cinephiles and young filmmakers. I recommend it!
Reviewed by Kgprophet79 on June 21st, 2013:Find all reviews by Kgprophet79
Anyone who is into the technical aspects of filmmaking will get a kick about the hearing about the challenges of making a film like this. The sound design is a great example. Almost all the sound had to be recreated from scratch because of the noise of the crashing waves. And the tedious chore of making each wave crash sound 'personal', so it would avoid sounding it was the same sound sample being used over and over.
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