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Director Joel Schumacher
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Reviewed by Bakersfield on December 1st, 2015
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Joel Schumacher, relaxed and soft-spoken as always. In terms of the man's delivery and mood, this track is no different than the ones for his other movies.
He's very informative, at times quite amusing, doesn't take himself too seriously, and last but not least he's able to provide info about "Phone Booth" that you can't get from the making-of videos and interviews. He starts the whole thing by praising not only the visual effects supervisor of the movie, but the NY extras as well (he lovingly calls them "background artists").
He spends a lot of the time talking about the fact that he shot "Phone Booth" in just 12 days (which, according to him, was "insane") and he takes the time to talk about pretty much every principal actor we see on the screen. He clearly didn't like the tight schedule of the production, but at the same time he has nothing but praise for Colin Farrell and the rest of the cast/crew.
Overall, this commentary is not something groundbreaking, but Schumacher is engaging enough and I was certainly not bored while listening. Definitely recommended for fans of the movie.
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