Re: Roger Avary's Commentary Track on Day of Dead

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Joseph S. Powell, III, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. "Harold Butterass" <> wrote in message
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    > I didn't know much about this guy and did some research on who he was
    > and why he was making a commentary track for the movie and was surprised
    > to find out that
    >
    > 1) he has never met George Romero
    >
    > 2) worked in the same videostore as Quentin Tarantino before they became
    > famous writers and directors.
    >
    >
    > In essence, his commentary was a fanboy track. He has great love for
    > the film and revealed that he originally disliked the film upon its
    > initial release -- a feeling shared by many Dawn of the Dead enthusiasts
    > -- but over time had gained an appreciation of the movie that turned
    > into deep respect and admiration.
    >
    > I myself love the film and even enjoy it more than the first two films
    > in the trilogy which would place me in the minority within the genre so
    > I welcomed the insight of someone else who shared my passion.
    >
    >
    > Roger's one pet peeve about the movie is the soundtrack. He thought it
    > should have been performed by Goblin. I thought that was unfair to John
    > Harrison who I thought did a great job with the soundtrack. It was
    > moody throughout in the right places yet never manipulative.




    I agree - the soundtrack is perfect the way it is, and seems to resonate
    that mid-80's groove.......






    Obviously
    > Roger still holds an attachment to Dawn of the Dead in this area.
    >
    >
    > The one negative about getting a "fanboy" commentary track is the person
    > doesn't have much insight into the actual process of making the movie
    > and working with the actors. Roger is not a film historian so his
    > perspective is not too far removed from your own (you get a lot of "this
    > upcoming scene is awesome"..."check out this effect"). While it
    > validates your own enthusiam and interest, it leaves you wanting a bit

    more.
    >
    > All in all, a worthy addition to the DVD.
    >
     
    Joseph S. Powell, III, Sep 4, 2003
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