Commentaries You'd Love To Hear, But Are Not Possible

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  1. Scott Temple

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    Lately, I've been thinking of many of my favorite films that I'd like to hear a commentary on. Unfortunately, some of the stars of those films have since past on. For example, I think Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon were two of the absolute best comedic geniuses that ever graced the silver screen. My favorite films of theirs include The Odd Couple (1968), Grumpy Old Men (1993), Grumpier Old Men (1995), Out To Sea (1997), and The Odd Couple II (1998). What a shame that they never got to record a commentary for their films. I imagine that it would have been a hilarious listen. The Grumpy tracks would probably have been full of "putzes" and "dickheads." [​IMG]

    As a major horror fan I regret that Anthony Perkins never got the chance to record commentaries for Psychos 1-4. He seemed like a really intelligent man and I would have loved to have heard his comments and experiences from the films and as being forever known as Norman Bates, one of the most popular horror psychos of all time.

    A bit of Psycho II (1983) trivia from the IMDb



    It's also quite unfortunate that Donald Pleasence never got to record commentaries for Halloweens 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6. IMO, Dr. Loomis was the most important character (other than Michael Myers) in the Halloween series.
     
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    Jack Lemmon's commentary was included on the laserdisc edition of Glengarry GlenRoss. Too bad it wasn't included on the DVD version. Did we ever hear the reason it wasn't on the DVD?
     
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    Two words: Stanley Kubrick.
     
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    Another two words: Alfred Hitchcock.
     
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    You beat me to it, Craig. I'd love to hear a Hitchcock commentary on just about any of his films.

    Ric
     
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    Ralph Bakshi on PJ's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Dick Donner on Lester's cut of Superman II. That weaselly on the Director's Cut of Daredevil. Hey, if nothing else, the entertainment value would be through the roof. [​IMG]
     
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    Wouldn't this thread be more interesting if it discussed commentaries still theoretically possible but extremely unlikely? Discussions of dead people aren't very interesting...
     
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    David Lynch: Dune
     
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    It would've been nice if Criterion had been able to convince Orson Welles to do a commentary for Citizen Kane, but he declined. Not only would it've been legendary in its own right, it would've been the first commentary track released on home video (or, at least, it would've tied with Ron Haver's track for Criterion's King Kong).

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    Good call, Scott, on the Lemmon/ Matthau pairing.
    Commentary involving those guys would have been
    great. They worked on alot of films together, and
    it's no doubt that they were good friends off screen
    (at least it appears that way). Lemmon recorded
    narration for the Criterion laserdisc of Some Like
    It Hot. Too bad it wasn't included with the MGM DVD.

    I just watched some of Sunset Boulevard the other day,
    and I think a commentary by Wilder, Swanson and Holden
    would have been interesting. Gloria Swanson is amazing
    in the movie, and it's unfortunate that she didn't win
    the Oscar.

    Unlikely narration- Spielberg on any of his films. It
    would be cool to hear the details behind the production
    of Jaws.
     
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    Jesus on Monty Python's The Life of Brian

    Michelangelo on The Agony and the Ecstacy ("when will you make an end?")

    Ian Fleming on Die Another Day

    HG Wells on Spielberg's War of the Worlds
     
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    • Marlon Brando & Al Pacino on The Godfather.
    • William Wallace on Braveheart.
    • Shatner, Nimoy, & Kelley on any of the Star Trek movies or TOS episodes.
    • Tolkien on the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
    Peace,

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    Roy William Neill/Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce on the Sherlock Holmes films

    Alfred Hitchcock (any of his films)

    Ronald Reagan (any of his Warner Brothers films, he was a great storyteller and he had worked with many of the great Warners stars at some point)

    Warner Oland & Keye Luke on their Charlie Chan films

    William Powell & Myrna Loy (any of their films)
     
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    Jean-Luc Godard and Raoul Coutard on

    À Bout de Souffle
    Le Mépris
    Une Femme Est Une Femme
    Pierrot Le Fou
    and Weekend




    Nice idea, but I think he'd probably have a nervous breakdown if he watched it. In the same way as he's turning in his grave right now...
     
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    "wow thats a dangerous looking stunt on the water wonder how they did that"





    "whats shockingly bad cgi??"
     
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    Frank Oz, Scott Rudin, Paul Rudnick, Nicole Kidman and Bette Midler to tell us what really happened on The Stepford Wives .
     
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    Beetlejuice (Lester Green) on Bubble Boy or Scary Movie 2....
     

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