Commentary Track Fantasy Wish List

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  1. Mitty

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    I just noticed that this upcoming week's release of On the Waterfront will have a commentary featuring Elia Kazan and critic Richard Schickel. I did a double take when I saw Kazan's name. I'm very interested in hearing this. This coupled with the recent patchwork commentary by Walt Disney on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs leads me to start this poll.
    We were lucky enough to have Jack Lemmon record a commentary for Mister Roberts while he was still with us, Robert Wise (now in his late 80s) has recorded a few commentaries. We're very lucky to have these.
    List FIVE commentaries that you wish you could have heard were the individual still with us.
    Mine:
    Orson Welles on Citizen Kane (it almost happened actually)
    Stanley Kubrick on 2001: A Space Odyssey (this could have happened, but didn't, and now never can)
    Alfred Hitchcock on Psycho (or anything really. I can imageine it now, "Good Eeeev'ning...")
    D.W. Griffith on Birth of a Nation
    Frank Capra on It's a Wonderful Life (I'd say Jimmy Stewart as well, but he'd only have gotten a few words in and the movie would be over. [​IMG])
    And yours?
     
  2. SteveGon

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    A George Miller/Mel Gibson commentary on The Road Warrior
    A commentary by director/co-writer Francois Girard and co-writer Don McKellar on Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould
    A Kirk Douglas commentary on Paths of Glory
    An Alan Parker commentary on The Commitments (maybe on the upcoming re-release?)
    A Roger Ebert commentary on Casablanca
    That's all I can think of for now... [​IMG]
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  3. Walter Kittel

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    Well, I'll try to confine this to those who are no longer with us. ( These choices are based more upon my interest in these titles, vs. those films that might be candidates for the 'best' commentary tracks. )
    Fritz Lang on The Big Heat - ( Glenn Ford is still around. Haven't heard anything one way or the other, but I doubt that Columbia Tri-Star will putting a track on this December release. *sigh* )
    Alfred Hitchcock on Vertigo. I tend to agree with Mitty that just about anything would've been a real treat.
    Sergio Leone on Once Upon A Time In The West.
    Michael Curtiz, Ernest Haller, and Joan Crawford on Mildred Pierce
    John Huston, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn on The African Queen
    - Walter.
     
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    I would pay anything for this...
    THREE commentary tracks on Titanic...
    1. James Cameron, John Landau, and Russel Carpenter.
    2. Leo Cicaprio, Kate Winslet, and Billy Zane(what the hell).
    3. And the topper, a track with Ken Marscall, Don Lynch, and Bob Ballard.
    Oh, and did I mention i'd like these tracks to be Live commentaries, ala The Goonies! [​IMG]
    Are you lisening Paramount!? [​IMG]
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    David Niven, Kim Hunter and Roger Livesey - A Matter of Life and Death
    Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee - The Horror of Dracula
    Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon - Some Like It Hot
    David Lean - Lawrence of Arabia
    James Mason, Stewart Granger & Deborah Kerr - The Prisoner of Zenda
     
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    John Candy for Planes, Trains and Automoblies would have been good.
     
  7. Steve Enemark

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    How about Thomas Edison commenting on THE KISS?
    It would go something like this:
     
  8. Paul_D

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    Great idea for a thread!
    Sam Peckinpah, William Holden and Ernest Borgnine on 'The Wild Bunch'.
    Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, John Boorman on 'Deliverance'.
    Jean Renoir on 'Grand Illusion'.
    Fellini on anything, though especially 'Nights of Cabiria'.
    Michael Mann, De Niro and Pacino on 'Heat'.
    [Edited last by Paul Dalmaine on October 22, 2001 at 01:27 PM]
     
  9. Scott Weinberg

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    Steve Martin - The Jerk
    anyone - Legend [​IMG]
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  10. Chuck Mayer

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    1) John W. already covered my Titanic request...actors, historians, and Jim each having their own track.
    2) I would like anything with Alfred Hitchcock, preferably Rear Window.
    3) Tom Hanks and Co. on SPR
    4) Jim Cameron/Actors on Aliens
    5) Ebert on Armageddon...his review is priceless. I couldn't imagine 2.5 hours of it [​IMG]
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  11. Ricky f

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    Greetings and Salutations
    Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez and John Hughes -
    The Breakfast Club
    John Candy, Steve Martin and John Hughes - Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    We can Dream
    Regards,
    Ricky
    [Edited last by Ricky f on October 23, 2001 at 09:25 AM]
     
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    You'd have to dream pretty hard to get Candy to record a commentary.
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  13. Walter Kittel

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    Umm, Mitty's original post specified those who are no longer with us. So, keep dreaming. [​IMG]
    - Walter.
     
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    This thread makes me sad. We'll never get to hear a John Candy commentary on anything. [​IMG]
    As for fantasy commentaries not involving John Candy...
    - John Carpenter and Victor Wong (RIP) on Big Trouble in Little China.
    - John Saxon, Olivia Hussey, and Bob Clark on Black Christmas. They're all still alive but it's not likely to happen.
    - Alex Proyas and Brandon Lee on The Crow.
    - Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, and Alfred Hitchcock on Psycho.
    - John Carpenter and Darwin Joston on Assault on Precinct 13.
     
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    Two for Goodfellas:
    Track 1: Martin Scorsese, Nicholas Pileggi, and Henry Hill
    Track 2: Ray Liotta, Robert DeNiro, and Joe Pesci
    Two for Casino:
    Track 1: Martin Scorsese, Nicholas Pileggi, and "Lefty" Rosenthal ("Ace" Rothstein)
    Track 2: Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Sharon Stone
    there are countless other though.
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    Greetings and Salutations
    I know Scott
    That is why I replied it is a FANTASY WISH List
    I wish Mr Candy was still alive
    Regards,
    Ricky
     
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    John Holmes!
    A Ron Jeremy commentary would be pretty funny, don't think he's done one yet.
     
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    2001: A Space Odyssey - Yeah, a commentary by Kubrick would have been cool.
    Vertigo - Alfred Hitchcock. 'Nuff said.
    The Apartment - Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Billy Wilder...coulda happened if MGM was on the ball. (A better transfer woulda been nice, too...no, I will NOT get over it.)
    Berlin Alexanderplatz - Ok, so this isn't even on DVD (yet?). But this with a commentary by Fassbinder and Gunter Lamprecht would have been awesome. I was fortunate enough to have attended a screening in Vancouver where Mr. Lamprecht was present to answer questions. Way cool.
    Duck Soup - With commentary by Groucho. How hilarious would that have been? Probably just as funny as the actual audio track to the film.
    The General - Commentary by Buster Keaton.
    The Last Waltz - With commentary by Scorcese and Robbie Robertson....I thought I'd include one that is probably actually going to happen!
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  19. Steve Christou

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    Rear Window - Hitchcock + Jimmy Stewart + Grace Kelly
    Psycho - Hitchcock + Anthony Perkins + Janet Leigh + Bernard Herrmann
    North By Northwest - Hitchcock + Cary Grant + Eva Marie Saint + James Mason + Bernard Herrmann
    Vertigo - Hitchcock + Jimmy Stewart + Kim Novak + Bernard Herrmann
    Lawrence of Arabia - David Lean + Peter O'Toole + Omar Sharif + Anthony Quinn + Alec Guinness + Maurice Jarre
    Taxi Driver - Martin Scorsese + Robert De Niro + Paul Schrader
    Scarface - Brian De Palma + Al Pacino + Oliver Stone
    The Right Stuff - Phillip Kaufman + Sam Shepard + Ed Harris + Dennis Quaid + Fred Ward
    Raiders of the Lost Ark - Steven Spielberg + Harrison Ford + John Williams
    Star Wars - George Lucas + Mark Hamill + Harrison Ford + Carrie Fisher + John Williams
    [Edited last by Steve Christou on October 25, 2001 at 07:23 PM]
     
  20. John Kilduff

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    A few choices already have commentary on their DVDs. Yet, if the following were still alive, it would be great to hear their views...
    -Jim Henson for the first 3 Muppet Movies
    -John Belushi for "Blues Brothers" and "Animal House"
    -Chris Farley for "Tommy Boy"
    -Wendy O. Williams for "Reform School Girls"
    -Phil Hartman for "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure"
    Sincerely,
    John Kilduff
    P.S,
    Bonus "Still alive but not likely to comment" choices:
    -Prince for "Purple Rain"
    -Tommy Chong for Cheech & Chong projects (At least we got Cheech on the Paramount "Up In Smoke" DVD)
    -Spielberg for anything he's done
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