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Michael Clayton (2007)

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Commentary 1: Screenwriter/director Tony Gilroy and editor John Gilroy Rating:8.3/10 (11 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by rickumali on February 20th, 2008:Find all reviews by rickumali
The Gilroys, Tony (director) and John (editor), make a terrific track on this great movie. I'm writing this on the Wednesday before the 2008 Oscars, and I'm crossing my fingers that this film wins big. Tony and John discuss many of the standard points in a commentary (the actors, the production, the editing). What's really enjoyable was listening to Tony and John praise the 1970s movies, and those great 1970s directors. I have watched some of the movies that they reference, and plan to look into the others. Finally, Tony takes to task some of the bulletin board chatter about this movie, and yes...he's thought through the whole plot.
Reviewed by Bickle, T. on May 19th, 2009:Find all reviews by Bickle, T.
The brothers do a great job in detailing the creation of the story, and the making of the film. Tony does most of the talking, but brother John has amusing bits of bottled up information. Great for film-school geeks.
Reviewed by Cinecdoche on May 21st, 2009:Find all reviews by Cinecdoche
I think Gilroy is one of the smartest writers out there and this track doesn't deter that opinion. 'Clayton' was underated in it's own year and I coveted the experience to spend time with he and brother John, the editor. From discussing the hours spent with Clooney to get him to make the film, admiration for Sydney Pollack and how with Wilkinson you just get out of the way. This is an actors/ writers movie and it's only more deeply appreciated after hearing the commentary
Reviewed by musíl65 on September 23rd, 2016:Find all reviews by musíl65
This track is excellent. They talk about the actors, working with Clooney, the DP, the script, the sets, shooting in NY and in the winter, paparazzi, the editing and the small budget.

Good points are also the connections to movies of the 70ths (The Parallax View, Klute, Network etc.). There are not gaps. 10 out of 10!
Reviewed by Station51 on September 19th, 2017:Find all reviews by Station51
Maybe one of the reviewers who can post can explain how they did it. I type more than a paragrah it wont work.
Reviewed by Bakersfield on September 19th, 2017:Find all reviews by Bakersfield
^^ I just used a different computer. The newer one at work.
Reviewed by Station51 on September 20th, 2017:Find all reviews by Station51
Ill try that. Not yours at work, but on some other one. Thanks.
Reviewed by Uniblab on November 7th, 2017:Find all reviews by Uniblab
Reviewed by Uniblab on November 7th, 2017:Find all reviews by Uniblab
It lets you post crap but not a review...
Reviewed by Uniblab on November 7th, 2017:Find all reviews by Uniblab
Tried posting a review using Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Vivaldi, to no avail.
Reviewed by grimjack on June 14th, 2019:Find all reviews by grimjack
Station51 and Uniblab - the problem is that you cannot use single quotes in your review. Like to contract "do" and "not" into "dont". If I had a quote in there it breaks the code. (Yes, that should be fixed. Or at least a warning message put in place. - Developers... Fix This!!)
Reviewed by grimjack on June 14th, 2019:Find all reviews by grimjack
A very good but not great commentary track, for a fantastic film. The brothers spend a lot of time talking about lighting or how they got the film made or about the troubles about getting a set, during scenes where I wish they were talking about the performances or dialog. However, when they are on point, it is extremely interesting. A lot of talk about the why and how actors got involved, and where the backstory ideas came from. Some interesting things pointed out in the peripheries, and I liked the commentary notes during the six minutes of deleted scenes. (The most interesting item is learning about one clever use of CGI in a book that you would never expect.)
Reviewed by Uniblab on April 4th, 2020:Find all reviews by Uniblab
Thanks grimjack; saw your reply only now...this godforsaken site is abandoned for good.