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Director Tim Burton
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Reviewed by Alexander35 on November 21st, 2005
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Awful. Burton just keeps praising everybody's work, telling how great it was to work with them, and how badly he wanted to do a film with them..
Reviewed by DirectorBallif on December 13th, 2012
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I actually really enjoy this commentary, and find myself coming back to listen to it now and again. Tim Burton doesn't get too deep into describing the making-of aspects of the film, but spends most of his time reminiscing the time spent with all of the talented people he was lucky enough to work with. Despite the lack of insight, I find myself greatly enjoying what Mr. Burton has to say. I could be biased though, this is one of my favorite movies.
Reviewed by grimjack on May 15th, 2021
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Burton is well known for not liking to do interviews, and if you have ever seen him do one, the interviewer has a hard time getting him to say anything. Well, that seems to be the case with commentaries too. It is sparse in a lot of places, and that is too bad as I think there could have been a lot of neat things talked about. I wish Depp was on here too, as I remember when he was interviewed about this film him talking about how he really wanted to play it like a scared seven year old, and the studio wanted an action hero.
Burton talks a lot about the making of the film, where it was shot, how it was shot, type of stuff. He definitely wanted to make one of those Hammer films from the sixties, and honestly, he really did nail it, right down to having so many of the actors from those films appear in small roles here. I was surprised by how much was actually on a sound stage with fog pumped in, as it felt out doors.
A little odd is a moment when he talks about gleefully killing the little boy in the film, as American films tend to shy away from killing kids.
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