Director's Commentary Of A Movie

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  1. Cody Fousnaugh

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    For Christmas we got the movie, Last of the Dogmen with Tom Berenger and Barbara Hershey. We had seen this movie before (renting it) and wanted it for our dvd movie collection. After watching the movie, we decided to watch the Director's Commentary of it. This commentary was part of the entire movie, but could still hear the actors talking (low). The Director talks about the cast, locations, music, etc. in the movie. It was very interesting. Come to find out, the Costume Designer of this movie, was the same one that done the costumes for Kevin Costner's Dances With Wolves movie. Last of the Dogmen is about Cheyenne Indians, however the main Indian actor in this film, Steve Reevis, was a Blackfoot Indian. The movie was filmed in both the mountains of Mexico and the mountains of Canada, just above the Montana border. Since we have been in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, we knew the entire movie wasn't filmed in the Canadian mountains. We could tell the difference between Mexico's mountains and Canada's mountains.

    Have you ever watched a movie, then decided to re-watch it with the Director's Commentary in it? Like I said, "very interesting".

    We also done the same thing with Logan's Run, that we got for Christmas also. Watched the regular movie, then watched the Director's Commentary of it.
     
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    I've watched a few director's commentaries and yes, I found them interesting. Some of them have included interviews with others involved with the film, as well.
     
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    yes we've watched a lot of directors commentaries...
     
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    Watched Beverly Hills Cop last night, on a dvd we got for Christmas. We forgot the movie is rated R, due to a whole lot of "f" words in it. Now we have to give it to someone or to the Goodwill.
    Anyway, during the Director's and Producer's discussion about the movie, we found out a few interesting things:
    The movie was originally going to have Sylvester Stallone instead of Eddy Murphy. IOW, it was going to be a really "bang 'em up and shoot 'em up" type movie, instead of the comedy it was. The script was pretty much all changed when Eddy Murphy was hired.
    The Detroit Police Inspector Todd, Eddy Murphy's boss in the movie, was an actually Detroit Homicide Detective that, when he retired, had been promoted to Commander. The Casting Director, Director and Producer needed someone to play Murphy's boss and, while shooting some scene's in Detroit, came across Gil Hill at the Detroit Police Department, and hired him on the spot to be in the movie. Interesting.
     
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