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Love and a .45 (1994)

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Commentary 1: Screenwriter/director C.M. Talkington, actor Gil Bellows, and producer Darin Scott Rating:9.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on March 14th, 2015:Find all reviews by frankasu03
Glancing at Mr. Talkington's resume, there is not an abundance of work following his directorial debut here. It's a shame, because he makes for an engaging commentator. A few minutes of listening might lead you to think our pal Quentin Tarantino has hijacked the commentary. Even paired with his star, Gil Bellows, and producing partner Darin Scott, C.M. has an enthusiasm that dominates the track. In this case, a terrifically effervescent and fun 100 minutes of cinematic chat is your reward. "Love and a .45" boasts a pretty fantastic list of character actors, including Jeffrey Combs and Peter Fonda, so you can anticipate a fair amount of anecdotes about working with these industry vets. The director is not afraid to point out continuity gaffes or "boom mic" shots, displaying an endearing amount of humility. The film has a Texas flavor, and includes a fun homage to "Chainsaw Massacre" that the director helpfully points out amid the chaotic action. The group makes sure to mention that their project was finished before "Natural Born Killers," as many set-pieces can be seen as duplicates when comparing the two. Note that the commentary was recorded around 1999, and the mix is a bit wonky with the music and dialogue from the film crowding out our trio at times. But, just ride the levels a bit and learn some amusing bits of information about this unique film from the mid-90s. 9/10