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I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

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Commentary 1: Director Jim Gillespie Rating:4.8/10 (5 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on August 10th, 2006:Find all reviews by The Cubist
This track also features editor Steve Mirkovich. These two tend to emphasize the technical aspects of the movie, focusing on camera techniques and so on. However, Gillespie does offer the occasional factoid, like how Sarah Michelle Gellar was actually the last of the four leads to be cast and this was done before the Buffy the Vampire Slayer T.V. show took off. Mirkovich doesn’t say much, instead prompting Gillespie with questions. The director often mentions the tight shooting schedule he faced and how he had to film these scenes very fast. This is hardly a remarkable commentary.
Reviewed by sedna on November 1st, 2012:Find all reviews by sedna
For the record, the current rating this commentary has of 3.7 is stupid as shit. I guess the people who rated it expected some film analysis of how the film relates to the human condition or something. Either way, I thought this was a very informative track. Gillespie talks throughout it all. His editor sorta acts as an interviewer, and there is another man in the room there whose name isn't mentioned at all - I'm assuming he was a producer. As The Cubist stated, this is mostly a nicely technical track with insights into MANY of the shots of the film. However you also get insight into Gillespie's inspiration for visuals, such as a Russian photographer as well as many paintings. You get scene breakdowns, and what I found to be some interesting insight into the overlooked things that come into play in making of a film, such as the background - if you've ever wondered about those kinds of things. Overall definitely not a 3.7, but a nice 7 will suffice.