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Director Gary Ross and Steven Soderbergh
Rating:8.5/10 (6 votes) [
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Reviewed by Rizor on September 19th, 2004
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I really liked their approach to the track. Ross and Soderbergh talk about the filmmaking process and certain creative decisions and what the story meant to them.
Reviewed by rickumali on December 23rd, 2007
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This track featured two directors, Steven Soderbergh and Seabiscuit's director, Gary Ross, taking a different approach to the commentary track. Knowing there's strength in numbers, the two have a great conversation about the movie and its themes. Interspersed throughout the commentary track are pauses with further commentary ("I'm going to freeze this for a second," one of them would say, and the movie would freeze, then transition to photographs, as the two continued on a particular point.) This approach is more low-key than I've seen with "A Good Year" and "Man on Fire", but it's highly effective. Highly worth it!
Reviewed by iwantmytvm on June 22nd, 2019
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I have never encountered a Soderbergh commentary I did not like, and the streak continues here, even though Gary Ross is the protagonist, with the former more of an interviwer. These two are both accomplished and expert filmmakers who know production and how to construct an effective story. The effect where they pause to dwell on a given aspect of the film is a bit jarring on blu-ray as the volume drops several decibels. So, um, not quite Maximum Movie Mode but still a nice touch. Ample anecdotes and discussion of filmmaking craft with few gaps. A nice track about the racetrack.
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