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Black Snake Moan (2007)

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Commentary 1: Screenwriter/director Craig Brewer Rating:8.5/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by AZtoCA on September 7th, 2008:Find all reviews by AZtoCA
Like "Hustle and Flow" this is a good commentary

Talks about things you want to hear with out "Washing Feet"

good all around commentary

"Black Snake" movie was inspired by the directors "Anxiety Attacks"

HE "the Director" Also thinks Samuel L JAckson is his "Grandpa"

((( 9 out 10 )))
Reviewed by grimjack on December 6th, 2020:Find all reviews by grimjack
A truly great commentary. And it is definitely spoken with filmmakers in mind. He actually even says about 25 minutes in, "All you filmmakers out there" a few times, and later explains that tracks used to never be for average viewers, but for other filmmakers. He says, all he had for film school was what guys like Rodriguez, Kevin Smith, and Coppola had to teach me in their commentary tracks

I'm surprised people don't talk about Black Snake Moan more. For us Film Snobs, this is one of those rare movies that defies easy categorization. He points out how brave all the performances are, and hearing him talk about Timberlake saying he bets he'll be a big star because he is smart to take small roles in interesting films rather than starring roles in teen junk. And he asks if Sam Jackson had ever done a romantic role before? I do not think he had, and still has not since.

He brings up a handful of scenes where he marveled at how the theater audience reacted. And how in some areas they reacted very differently then in others. Especially black southern audiences, which he thought he was in tune with, but he learned a lot about their fears and life he didn't know.

How many films have so many of those moments where you are laughing and then ask yourself "Is it okay that I'm laughing at this?"