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Edmond (2005)

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Commentary 1: Screenwriter/playwright/director David Mamet Rating:5.5/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by sedna on January 20th, 2013:Find all reviews by sedna
Mamet either wasn't interested in doing a commentary for this - or he simply requires someone else in the room to feed off. There is a LOT and I mean A LOT of silence throughout. There's a few interesting bits in the beginning where Mamet mentions his thoughts on the generation of "pussy whipped" American male which I found to be true. You could definitely check out those first 10-15 minutes, the rest isn't that memorable, not to mention - as I said before - too much silence.
Reviewed by grimjack on July 29th, 2020:Find all reviews by grimjack
Not listed here, but on the DVD, the first commentary is not with Mamet but instead the director Stuart Gordon, and producers Lionel Mark Smith and Duffy Hecht. And it is pretty good, but not great. It is very talky, with a lot of side talks about the original play, the original actors, early attempts at making it, changes between making a play and a film.

But it is actually a very worthwhile commentary if you want to understand and appreciate the film more. They point out lots of various interesting things.
Reviewed by grimjack on July 29th, 2020:Find all reviews by grimjack
Wow. The Mamet commentary is just awful. Mamet spoke for probably less than 15 percent of the whole film. And he often sounds like he was watching it for the first time. He usually just makes a passing comment on something minor, or talks about what other works of his the actor on screen appeared in. Definitely worth skipping.