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Old 11-07-04, 01:27 PM
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Things learnt from commentaries.

I was listening to the Panic Room commentary from Fincher and he said the voice on the other end of the line when Jodie Foster phones her ex-husband and gets his new missus, is Nicole Kidman, he said he met her and said about this quick bit of voice work and she said OK.
What little nuggets of info, nothing groundbreaking though, just things nice to know that you have learnt of DVD commentaries?

(just in case you didn't know Nicole Kidman was supposed to Panic Room first but busted her knee doing Moulin Rouge)
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Warner Bros. still has part of the Casablanca set in storage.
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Alcohol makes you act very silly, from the "Cannibal! The Musical" commentary
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Tom Cruise played an extra that got killed in Young Guns.
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One of the best commentary tracks i've heard lately is on the x-files episodes that darren star did, in season 3. Very interesting stuff. Especially about lord kimbote etc.

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The frat house in Old School is actually Will Ferrel's house.
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I learned the Mel Gibson cannot do a good commentary for Braveheart...
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Things learnt from commentaries.
Obviously not grammer.

I learned Ben Affleck can't ad-lib, courtesy of the Askeniverse commentaries.
Mel Gibson is pretty boring by himself, courtesy of Braveheart.
Walt Disney was a genius, courtesy of Fantasia.
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I learned that if I freeze frame the shot at the end of Resident Evil I can see Milla's crotch. Thanks for pointing that out Milla!
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The OP is using the Queen's English, in which "learnt" is preferred. Notice the location - with its well-timed satire on the American view of the world (and language).

Originally posted by Michael Corvin
Obviously not grammer.


On topic, I learned from Wild Things that love scenes are pretty awkward to film and even watch afterward - the director almost seemed embarrassed about it on his track. Not the orgy on the set that one imagines. Unfortunately that kind of ruined the Denise Richards scene for me!
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I haven't listened to it, but from the reviews of the UHF commentary, it sounds like that's rediculously informative about random little facts.
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Originally posted by squaresoft7
One of the best commentary tracks i've heard lately is on the x-files episodes that darren star did, in season 3.
That would be Darren Morgan.

Darren Starr is the executive producer of Melrose Place and Sex & The City.
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Originally posted by Michael Corvin
Obviously not grammer.
It's actually spelled "grammar". I couldn't resist.
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The garage scene in the beginning of "Highlander" was actually an outdoor set.
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Originally posted by PopcornTreeCt
Warner Bros. still has part of the Casablanca set in storage.
They have some pieces on display at the Warner Museum in the L.A. Lot, I saw (and illegally touched, I must confess) Sam's piano. It's orange!
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That director Roger Kumble's favorite line in Cruel Intentions is when Sarah Michelle Gellar says "You Can Put It Anywhere"
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This was a great cast & crew to work with.
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That George Clooney thinks everything he cuts was beautiful but did fit well in (pace wise) the movie. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
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Originally posted by ceeece
It's actually spelled "grammar". I couldn't resist.
And the period goes before the end quote.
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That General Garrison was not personally engaged in the conflict as much as the film portrayed in Black Hawk Down. According to the commentary by Task Force Ranger veterans.

I don't know why but that's the first thing that popped into my head.
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Originally posted by illennium
And the period goes before the end quote.
And that you meant to say quotation mark.
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Originally posted by stevevt
And that you meant to say quotation mark.
Actually, I didn't. Believe me, I know that when you correct someone's style, grammar, or usage, you should triple-check your own. That and the fact that I freelance as a copyeditor for a major educational publisher, so I'm paid to be careful with words.

The difference between what I did and what ceeece did is that I made a word choice (maybe an awkward one, but one that I think is perfectly acceptable shorthand), while s/he (unwittingly, I assume) broke a bright-line grammar rule.

You responded using a fragment, but I would never "correct" you because such informal construction is perfectly suited to an Internet forum. I think proper grammar is as much about exercising judgment as about knowing the rules.

Let me know if that's not long-winded enough a response and I'll blow a few more paragraphs out of my ass.
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Originally posted by illennium
Actually, I didn't. Believe me, I know that when you correct someone's style, grammar, or usage, you should triple-check your own. That and the fact that I freelance as a copyeditor for a major educational publisher, so I'm paid to be careful with words.

The difference between what I did and what ceeece did is that I made a word choice (maybe an awkward one, but one that I think is perfectly acceptable shorthand), while s/he (unwittingly, I assume) broke a bright-line grammar rule.

You responded using a fragment, but I would never "correct" you because such informal construction is perfectly suited to an Internet forum. I think proper grammar is as much about exercising judgment as about knowing the rules.

Let me know if that's not long-winded enough a response and I'll blow a few more paragraphs out of my ass.
I agree with the differences you're pointing out. Also, for what it's worth, I make most of my living as a technical writer and editor. Also, my fragment was in reply to yours. Also, I figured nit-picking on your word choice was a natural de-evolutionary point for this thread.

Also, I learned a lot about Bea Arthur from a Futurama commentary I listened to recently.
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Originally posted by ceeece
It's actually spelled "grammar". I couldn't resist.
Few people can.
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I learned that John Boorman directed his own daughter in a sex scene in Excalibur. Kinky.

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