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 Posted:   Jul 29, 2011 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   Altamese   (Member)

On one commentary, someone's cell phone rings and they leave the room to answer it. I did not pay extra for that! smile

People aren't paid to do these commentaries, are they?

I remember reading something about Harlan Ellison being asked to do a commentary. He refused because they wouldn't pay him.

"We can't afford to charge extra for the DVD to recoup what it would cost to pay you, but you'll get thousands of dollars of free publicity," the woman pointed out.

"I don't need free publicity. I'm Harlan Ellison," was his response.

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2011 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2011 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

On one commentary, someone's cell phone rings and they leave the room to answer it. I did not pay extra for that! smile

People aren't paid to do these commentaries, are they?

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I wonder if they are contractually obligated to do it.

That would explain why some of them get boiled before doing it.

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2011 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

pay the writer???!!!!





ahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2011 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I remember Arnold Schwarzenegger getting a fairly big payday for his commentary on Total Recall.

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2011 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   Altamese   (Member)

Here's a site that reviews DVD commentary.

http://www.ratethatcommentary.com/

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2011 - 8:07 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Yes as Eric P mentioned Mickey Rooney on the TWILIGHT ZONE DEFINITIVE DVD.

What a pompous idiot Rooney. He spends 80 percent of the time berating the co-audio commentator/questioner, yelling out crap like,

"I'll don't remember anything about it!"

"Never met Serling!"

"I just did it!"


"I don't need to be directed!" or something like that.

"The viewers of today don't care about this crap!"

"You're asking the impossible!"


And so many more negative outbursts.

Obviously he just showed up for the "paycheck" here.

He did nothing to enhance the episode accept enhance the viewers perceptance of what a jaded a-hole he has become.

But I loved it! I truly loved it.

Very entertaining. It's like the acting equal to Bernard Herrmann on a wild self-indulgent tirade. Great stuff!


And then he says the stupidest things like.

"Look at the lighting. The lighting is brilliant!"

And it's of course in goregeous black and white but just lit as bright as possible, no shadows no contrast at all. Yeah Rooney knows his "lighting".

This commentary alone is worth the price of the collection.

So for me, I guess it's not really worthless as such.

Here's some funny Mickey outtakes back in the day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBQMYxWX_Dk&feature=related


Zoob


I'm surprised Mickey Rooney claims he never met Rod Serling, despite he played the title role in Serling's "The Comedian" for "Playhouse 90".

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2011 - 4:07 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

and people wonder why Rooney was married 8 times (or is it more?)!

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2011 - 6:35 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

"Do it live! I'll read it back and we'll do it live. This shit sucks"

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2011 - 9:25 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

"Do it live! I'll read it back and we'll do it live. This shit sucks"


LOL!


"Play me out?... What does that mean?"

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2011 - 10:30 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

I'm surprised Mickey Rooney claims he never met Rod Serling, despite he played the title role in Serling's "The Comedian" for "Playhouse 90".

Rooney also starred in a 3rd season episode of NIGHT GALLERY,
titled RARE OBJECTS written by Serling.

Den

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2011 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)


On the other hand, Eddie Muller on the Fox film noir series is outstanding, especially on Where the Sidewalk Ends and Fallen Angel. I wish he'd done one for Laura.


Seconded, Mr. Phelps. The commentary on LAURA was a total snooze, done by Jeanne somebody.

Although, I can't say much for the producer of the commentaries on this dvd, since David Raksin's comments got limited to maybe 2 or 3, for a total of less than 5 minutes, fer corn's sake.

I also agree that Eddie Muller is outstanding, and so was Foster Hirsch (DAISY KENYON, FOURTEEN HOURS).

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2011 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)


I don't get this at all. I love Goldsmith's potty-mouth. It's so odd to hear someone who's almost never actually heard on DVD talk... and then, to hear him swear: priceless.


As in not worth paying for. Sorry, but I don't see any reason why that has to be done *especially* if they know they're going to be heard by others.


So you should only use that language if no one's going to hear you? Wow, I guess I should re-edit the dialogue in most of my movies.

It's a part of language. It's not hurting anyone. Let's be adults and just accept it already.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2013 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

In the interest of preventing this thread from being closed, could we transfer the gradually-heating up, off-topic discussion(s) to another thread....?

...And return to the subject by someone telling me which film it was where the idiot "historians" started off their commentary by telling us that the music playing behind the main titles (Alfred Newman's "Street Scene") was written by Alex North?

It was a black-and-white film noir, and that's as much as I remember at the moment.


Was it Silver and Ursini? They've made several howlers.


It was them, and it was on "The Dark Corner".

They did it twice, when the music played at the beginning and end.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2013 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

As far as I know, Jerry Goldsmith did only 2 commentaries,

being the PLANET OF THE APES Special Edition which unfortunately did not have an Isolated score Track

and

THE HOLLOW MAN which did have the Isolated Track with Goldsmith talking just before or after the cues.



This makes "Hollow Man" worth searching out.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2013 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I just watched an audio commentary on an animated short. Terribly disappointing. It was like three kids teasing each other, or not remembering anything about the production.

"I think I did that scene."
"No, I did that scene".
"I did all the work on that."
" What are you talking about? Your always pushing that stuff onto someone else."

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2013 - 3:14 PM   
 By:   MikeyKW   (Member)

I remember back in the laserdisc days when commentaries were a very rare (usually from Criterion) novelty, had real experts do them, and they were intelligent, informative and worth a listen. This was also before political correctness reared its ugly head. Obviously this has changed; now only about 10% are worth a listen. It's also unfortunate that most films now are not well-made, and that commentaries are recorded while the film is still in theatres so there's no time to get a proper perspective on the production or on the public reaction to it.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2013 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

any commentary that features the cast is a an automatic NOT interested
example: MERLIN
brm

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2013 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Any commentary that is from the cast I am interested in. I loved THE IN LAWS,PETER FALK Commentary , listen to it the day after PETER died. INGRID PITT'S commentary on one of her films I also listen to just after she died young.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2013 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

any commentary that features the cast is a an automatic NOT interested


Unless it's The Goonies, which might be the funniest commentary ever recorded. big grin

 
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