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This commentary is only available on the "Special Edition" release of Fargo.
Commentaries on this disc:
Director of photography Roger Deakins
Rating:6.1/10 (10 votes) [
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Reviewed by musíl65 on March 20th, 2012
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Deakins made a lot of movies as a DP with the Coen brothers. His track is very technical. He talks about the lightning and how some shots were filmed. The problems with some locations and the weather are also mentioned. The best parts are about the visual style of the different movie with the Coen brothers. He compares the small movie Fargo with the bid budget film The Hudsucker Proxy. He talks about the working style of the brothers: They are very well prepared with storyboards.
The downside of the track is a lot of gaps. Deakins is just watching the movie. The commentary with a sidekick has been a better solution. There are very rare information about the story and the directing on the track. That’s a shame.
Six out of ten.
Reviewed by sedna on March 16th, 2014
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A case of quality over quantity. I'd rather have some gaps than uninteresting filler talk. Deakins outlines the simplicity and straightforwardness of the style of filming the Coens had decided upon. Those comments make up most of the track, however he does divulge some information on Coens process. He also compares the style differences between this and other Coens films; Hudsucker Proxy / Barton Fink / Man Who Wasn't There.
Reviewed by Magneat-o on July 1st, 2015
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Not the best commentary I've heard but I'm not quite finished listening to it yet. In fact I'm listening to it at this exact second in my ear as I write this and the counter is at 40 minutes in. I have listened to more of it than that but I fell asleep right around the middle 2 or 3 x and have to backtrack to find what parts lulled me to sleep. I know I should have waited until the snd of the movie to comment but I think it's kind of obvious that I havd no life seeing as I'm posting crap about dvd commdntary and I'm almost 100% sure nobody will ever read. If anybody actually reads what I'm writing here, I apologize because you just proved me wrong though I am desperately trying to put as many words in this paragraph as I can to deter anybody from having the desire to go through all this run on crap.
Reviewed by Station51 on March 3rd, 2016
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I wanted so much more from this commentary but as the Coen brothers don't do commentary, fat chance. Deakins doesn't quite do it here. He's got some interesting things to say but it's still not enough. Too little offered to gain much from this epic movie. Bah. Bring in the actors.
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