For what film would you do a commentary?

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  1. SteveGon

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    I was just browsing Roger Ebert's website wherein "do-it-yourself" commentaries was a topic of discussion. The idea behind this is to record a commentary for a film you like (or don't like), and post it on the internet in MP3 format. Interesting idea. If you could record a commentary, for which film would you do it? Personally, I haven't made up my mind. I'll think on it some more...
     
  2. PatrickL

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    Now that is a terrific idea! I'd be thrilled to have access to audio commentaries from knowledgable, passionate film fans.
    Can't say I'm interested in hearing negative running commentaries, though.
    I don't have to think it over - I'd do Nashville, one of my all-time favorites and a film I know backwards, forwards and sideways.
     
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    Airplane! [​IMG]
     
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    Hmm, I'm not sure I'm really qualified to do any. However, the ones in which I would least embarass myself, and perhaps even impart some useful information would be:

    A Hard Day's Night

    Help!

    Magical Mystery Tour

    (because I know a hell of a lot about the Beatles)

    certain Hitchcock films (but those have been done already and better than I could)

    certain Billy Wilder films (especially the Apartment), which haven't got commentary tracks.
     
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    Good idea! I should invite a couple of my rowdy friends round and record us doing a commentary for FLASH GORDON, a camp 1980's classic, I guarantee the commentary will be very entertaining, when we can stop laughing, "Flaashhhhh!", "No not the bore worms!", yep watched it many times with friends in the past, fun movie.[​IMG]
     
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    I think that most of all, I'd want to do a commentary for The Third Man. Unfortunately, I lack the qualifications and have a tendency to mumble. Perhaps I could do a commentary for the painting scenes in La Belle Noiseuse? No, that could get a bit, um, salacious... [​IMG]
     
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    Apocalypse Now
     
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    Bottle Rocket

    Heat

    Top Gun

    /Pieter
     
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    Pulp Fiction (Although I could never emit the energy Tarantino could on a track for this)
     
  11. Patrick Wilmes

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    Election or maybe Rushmore .
     
  12. Matthew Chmiel

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    I'd provide running commentary for Crossroads when it comes out to DVD. [​IMG]
     
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    It would be a commentary just like Ghostbuster's....but I'm making fun of the movie. [​IMG]
     
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    Yojimbo
    - SAMURAI CHOP!!!
    Star Wars: A New Hope
    - I could talk all day long about this.
    Spaceballs
    - THEY'VE GONE PLAID!!!
     
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    Probably either Lawrence of Arabia (shocker, I know) or Taxi Driver, my two favorite films of all time.
    Actually, I feel like I have done this to some extent already! Often when friends or family are over and I put one of those movies on, I have a bad habit of giving commentary anyway!
    [​IMG]
     
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    I would love to take a stab at a commentary for Clue. If I turned out any good at it, I would love a try at some real recent classics like Rushmore or The Spanish Prisoner.
    BTW, Ebert's idea is one I would desperately like to see come to fruition. I mean, how impressive an expression would this be to share with the rest of the world. Especially about something that so many people are passionate and well spoken about. There could be a real cottage industry (and a few minor celebrities) spawned by this in the form of reviews, distribution, and humor. Kind of a grassroots MST3K revival for some films that desperately deserve it.
     
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    I'd do one for a movie I hate.
    Pulp Fiction
    But I wouldn't bash the movie for the sake of bashing it. I'd like to point out all of the problems with it, the banality of the characters (did they all have to sound just like Quentin? Couldn't one have a voice unique to their own?) But, at the same time I'd like to point out all the things that are, and have been, very influential (the screenplay's structure).
     
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    Artur, sadly there doesn't seem to be much of a demand for a loud 5.1 digital stereo 'Steve and rowdy mates Flash Gordon commentary spectacular', oh well, and I was going to add a bit of Sandra giving us some verbal abuse to the mix.[​IMG]
    If I do record one, I'll post it, be afraid, be very afraid.[​IMG]
     
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