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Film Discussion => DVD Talk => Topic started by: Gamblour. on October 20, 2003, 08:52:47 PM

Title: Favorite Commentaries By Film Historians
Post by: Gamblour. on October 20, 2003, 08:52:47 PM
Not to be confused with commentaries by people related with the film. Michael Jeck's (I think it's Jeck) commentary on Se7en Samurai (had to do that  :P ) is really friggin good and I remember enjoying the one he did for Throne of Blood. Roger Ebert's is great for Citizen Kane. Who else?
Title: Favorite Commentaries By Film Historians
Post by: godardian on October 20, 2003, 09:00:24 PM
I was just mentioning this earlier in a different thread:

Laura Mulvey's Peeping Tom commentary is very enlightening and revelatory.
Title: Favorite Commentaries By Film Historians
Post by: samsong on October 20, 2003, 09:40:46 PM
anything by Peter Cowie (only heard his commentaries for Grand Illusion and The Seventh Seal; found both of them fascinating)
Title: Favorite Commentaries By Film Historians
Post by: godardian on October 20, 2003, 10:00:16 PM
Quote from: samsong
anything by Peter Cowie (only heard his commentaries for Grand Illusion and The Seventh Seal; found both of them fascinating)


Agreed. Some nice introductions to Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence. He's all over the Criterion discs, esp. the Bergmans.
Title: Favorite Commentaries By Film Historians
Post by: Ravi on October 21, 2003, 12:53:05 AM
Professor Carrot Top, Rules of Attraction.
Title: Favorite Commentaries By Film Historians
Post by: Pwaybloe on October 21, 2003, 11:13:09 AM
I always liked Julie Jones's commentary on "Belle de Jour."  Not only is she a film scholar, but you can tell she is a huge fan of Bunuel and his work.  

For anybody who's going to the University of New Orleans, she is still teaching classes.  More info here (http://www.uno.edu/lowres/madrid/courses.htm#jj).

I also second the guy who did the Seven Samurai commentary.  That guy is a fountain of knowledge.
Title: Favorite Commentaries By Film Historians
Post by: edison on October 23, 2003, 05:11:25 PM
Anything with Bruce Eder; did some work for Criterion
Title: Favorite Commentaries By Film Historians
Post by: soixante on November 22, 2003, 11:23:27 AM
Peter Bogdanovich's commentary for Citizen Kane was truly illuminating.  Bogdanovich is one of the foremost film scholars in the world, he's also directed a bunch of films, and he was a close friend of Orson Welles.
Title: Favorite Commentaries By Film Historians
Post by: nix on November 23, 2003, 10:20:13 PM
On the Ebert tip, his tracks on Dark City and Casablanca kick ass as well.
Title: Re: Favorite Commentaries By Film Historians
Post by: wiped_out on April 24, 2012, 10:01:33 AM
Roger Avary on Day of the Dead
Title: Re: Favorite Commentaries By Film Historians
Post by: Reelist on April 24, 2012, 11:57:43 AM
He ain't no goddamn historian!

Roger Ebert's is great for Citizen Kane.

That's the only one I really know.  Shouldn't have given my Dark City Dvd away before listening to his on that. Looking forward to Richard Schickel's on Dirty Harry.
Title: Re: Favorite Commentaries By Film Historians
Post by: Ostrich Riding Cowboy on May 22, 2012, 04:18:04 PM
Does the other Steven Soderbergh on the Schizopolis commentary count?