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One Hour Photo (2002)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Screenwriter/director Mark Romanek and actor Robin Williams Rating:8.1/10 (7 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Mizz-E on September 29th, 2012:Find all reviews by Mizz-E
An interesting track because it features a rather subdued Robin Williams on the track. Criminally underrated, the film itself is very good, but the track adds more of an insight into the film and and both Williams and director Mark Romanek keep the pace going all the way through to keep you interested. A very good track for an excellent film.
Reviewed by Station51 on August 30th, 2017:Find all reviews by Station51
I never think that female directors are going to be interesting because I dont always think they will make a good director either. Its often not true at all. One example is Sofia Coppola. I wrote all of this as a test sentence to see if it would post. It has nothing to do with this movie. However when I typed the word Coppola on here, director Mark Romanek said the name Coppola at the same second, referring to Francis Coppola. Weird. If this posts, I might even write an actual review of the commentary.
Reviewed by Station51 on September 1st, 2017:Find all reviews by Station51
So, continuing on, this is a great commentary track from both. Robin williams was surprising with well versed views of filmmaking and his more serious side being shown. Mark Romanek who has directed very few movies, more known for his music video work is interesting and detailed in his breakdown of every aspect of the film. The help he received from Francis Ford Coppola is talked about.
Reviewed by grimjack on June 11th, 2021:Find all reviews by grimjack
The only commentary track Robin Williams ever did, and he says on it how he is not comfortable seeing himself on screen. But here is playing such a different character than he is, that he can tell himself that he is watching someone else.

This IS a subdued Robin, making maybe four jokes the whole track. The film is not a funny subject matter, but he is reminded of a few funny things that took place on the set, type of situations.

The director purposefully does not explain some scenes that I really wish he did. But he says the film is full of a lot of purposefully non-specific moments that we are supposed to only be able to think about. So it is not fair to complain about his lack of explanations.

One thing of note, is Jim Rash (from Community) is briefly in the film, and he gets singled out in the commentary.