What's going on at the end of the Usual Suspects commentary?

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  1. David Illingworth II

    David Illingworth II Second Unit

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    When the credits begin to roll Singer and McQuarrie keep talking, but their are many other voices and clips from the commentary happening in the background. It's very hard to listen to what they're saying because the volume keeps changing and what's in the background will sometimes move into the foreground. It also sounds like they are starting to argue with one another.
    Is this some sort of joke or something?
     
  2. BobG

    BobG Stunt Coordinator

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    I have the same problem.
     
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    Just wondering this the other day. I suppose the guys who did the commentary for the LD decided it should have a flashy closing.
     
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    I believe the end of the commentary is suppose to mirror the end of the movie.
     
  5. David Illingworth II

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    I thought that too, but it's a really poor job, since you can follow the end of the movie, but not the commentary. But it really sounds like Bryan and Chris are getting into a fight at the end, which really seemed strange because they are such good friends and having such fun the entire time. I wondered if that was staged.
     
  6. Mark Walker

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    It is a joke, one that was lost on me the first time I
    played the commentary...clever, but I wonder how many people
    think it is an authoring glich.


    Mark
     
  7. Daniel J

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    It is pretty funny, and it shows off what you can do with sound to direct the attention of the listener.

    Is the dialog seperated when played through a SS decoder (assuming pro-logic encoding)?
     

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