Usual Suspects:SE - Speaking in tongues?

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  1. Eric_R_C

    Eric_R_C Second Unit

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    I just finished the 1st commentary (director/writer) About 15 seconds into the credits, there are 3-4 people talking at the same time. It sounds like the 2nd commentary (editor/composer) is playing in the background. None of the other tracks exhibit this problem (not even the 2nd soundtrack.) I have a Toshiba SD-1200. Anyone else notice this?
     
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    It's the same two people. What happened is that they used overdubs in the spirit of the ending of the movie. It's supposed to be this way.
     
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    That's what I thought, although at first it was a little disconcerting...
     
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    This commentary was first recorded for the LD release in 1996 and has since been used on both the initial DVD and the recent special edition. The multi-track ending was the same on all three releases.

    M.
     
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    The funny part is, all sets of voices appear to be Bryan Singer and Christopher McQuarrie-- and they're talking about essentially the same thing in both versions. So this seems to point to the fact that they recorded at least 2 versions of the commentary and edited it together to get the version we have on the disc.

    Interesting.

    I had heard somewhere that at the end, one version of the commentary had said some things they wanted to leave out- and the other version was just them arguing- so they didn't have enough usable material- so they just mixed them together into a jumble rather than presenting just silence and claimed it was "in the spirit of the ending of the film"

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