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


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#1 of 50 OFFLINE   Scott Temple

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Posted March 27 2005 - 02:40 PM

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." Posted Image

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.

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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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#2 of 50 OFFLINE   MattHR

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Posted March 27 2005 - 03:22 PM

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?

#3 of 50 OFFLINE   Pat Frank

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Posted March 27 2005 - 03:36 PM

Two words: Stanley Kubrick.
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#4 of 50 OFFLINE   Craig Beam

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Posted March 27 2005 - 03:41 PM

Another two words: Alfred Hitchcock.

#5 of 50 OFFLINE   Ric Easton

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Posted March 27 2005 - 04:05 PM

You beat me to it, Craig. I'd love to hear a Hitchcock commentary on just about any of his films. Ric

#6 of 50 OFFLINE   Chris Farmer

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Posted March 27 2005 - 04:38 PM

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. Posted Image

#7 of 50 OFFLINE   Ernest Rister

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Posted March 27 2005 - 05:06 PM

Abraham Lincoln on Ken Burns' The Civil War

#8 of 50 OFFLINE   Colin Jacobson

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Posted March 27 2005 - 05:13 PM

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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#9 of 50 OFFLINE   MarcusUdeh

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Posted March 27 2005 - 05:31 PM

David Lynch: Dune
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#10 of 50 OFFLINE   Damin J Toell

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Posted March 27 2005 - 05:33 PM

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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#11 of 50 OFFLINE   Jeff D Han

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Posted March 27 2005 - 09:32 PM

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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#12 of 50 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted March 27 2005 - 09:54 PM

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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#13 of 50 OFFLINE   Dave Miller

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Posted March 27 2005 - 11:38 PM

  • 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.
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Posted March 27 2005 - 11:49 PM

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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#15 of 50 OFFLINE   Will*B

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Posted March 28 2005 - 01:01 AM

Jean-Luc Godard and Raoul Coutard on

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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...
 

 


#16 of 50 OFFLINE   Mike Wadkins

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Posted March 28 2005 - 01:12 AM

"wow thats a dangerous looking stunt on the water wonder how they did that" "whats shockingly bad cgi??"

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Posted March 28 2005 - 01:37 AM

Philip K. Dick ~ Blade Runner (theatrical version)
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Posted March 28 2005 - 01:56 AM

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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#19 of 50 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted March 28 2005 - 02:03 AM

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Posted March 28 2005 - 02:24 AM

Beetlejuice (Lester Green) on Bubble Boy or Scary Movie 2....




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