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Schizopolis (1997)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Steven Soderbergh and interviewer Steven Soderbergh Rating:7.3/10 (12 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by iwantmytvm on July 12th, 2020:Find all reviews by iwantmytvm
For those who enjoy the irreverence of other Soderbergh commentaries, this track is heavily tongue-in-cheek. He talks about filmmaking, criticism, art, dentistry and breaking the fifth wall. Some truth and information can be found in the questions of Soderbergh, the interviewer. It is an entertaining listen, while not wholly informative.
Commentary 2: Producer John Harvey, actor/casting director David Jensen, actor Mike Malone, and sound mixer Paul Ledford Rating:4.4/10 (8 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by iwantmytvm on July 12th, 2020:Find all reviews by iwantmytvm
Not as much fun as the other track, but when listened to after the Soderbergh commentary, the thoughts of the participants here help to flesh out the actual truth amidst the absurdity of the first track. These guys are his longtime friends and collaborators, and discuss working on this and other films with him. They talk about meeting him as an adolescent, the genesis of Schizopolis, some of the ideas behind and the meaning of the film, the locations, various on-set and filming anecdotes, shooting the film in Baton Rouge. They point out friends and family who appear in the film, as well as some of the same locations that were used in Sex, Lies and Videotape. They elaborate on the financing for the film, its reception, and how they rate it among the other work by Soderbergh.