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Il Postino (1994)

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Commentary 1: Director Michael Radford Rating:9.7/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by allthumbs on May 26th, 2015:Find all reviews by allthumbs
Fascinating track. The film's star collapsed during the shooting, eventually returned, then died before the film was completed. A key actress broke her arm during the shoot. Radford discusses in detail all the ways in which he was forced to improvise, rewriting scenes and using doubles and long shots. With all the travails, it's amazing that this film turned out to be successful and acclaimed.
Reviewed by musíl65 on March 16th, 2016:Find all reviews by musíl65
The track is about improvisation. The whole project was complicated. The main topic is the illness of Massimo Troisi and how to get along with it. Radford has a double for Troisi and used it quite often. The script had to be changed because of the illness. The work in the cutting room is also a big topic. Troisi passed away before the release of the movie.

We get also a lot of information about the other actors (especially Noiret), the locations, Cinecitta, the music, the long shots and the dubbing. The budget was low and Radford mentions how he get along with that. Radford is a very good speaker. He is talking always in a very calm and nice tone. There are no gaps.

The track is perfect for me. 10 out of 10.