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September 2004, Week 4


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"Larsson, Donald F" <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 22 Sep 2004 08:54:23 -0500
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The Criterion Collection commentaries are usually especially good, often
by film scholars.  Some of the LORD OF THE RINGS comments are useful
(the actors much less so than the other available comments from the
director and crew on the extended DVDs).  If you're interested in TV
shows, the comments (intermittent on some episodes) by
creator/director/writer Joss Whedon on the DVDs for BUFFY, THE VAMPIRE
SLAYER can be quite good.  Aside from comments on the episode and
subject matter, he talks about different stylistic choices that went
into specific scenes and shots, particularly in such tour-de-force
episodes as "Hush," "The Body" and "Once More, with Feeling."

Don Larsson

"Only connect."  --EM Forster
Donald F. Larsson
English Department
Armstrong Hall 230
Minnesota State University
Mankato, MN
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On Behalf Of Henry S Breitrose
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 12:47 AM
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Subject: [SCREEN-L] DVD Special Editions

After some initial experiences with shallow or just plain silly
commentaries on DVD "Special Editions," I wonder whether anyone has
positive recommendations regarding DVD releases that have additional
materials which in some way illuminate the film, the process of film
making, or the art of cinema. Recommendations, please?


Henry Breitrose
Department of Communication

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