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Gone Baby Gone
Commentaries on this disc:
Screenwriter/director Ben Affleck and screenwriter Aaron Stockard
Rating:7.0/10 (5 votes) [
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Reviewed by Bickle, T. on August 2nd, 2009
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Informative, if not unmemorable, track. Affleck presents his film well, always speaking in a modest, thoughtful tone. It’s interesting to hear the “directing-my-younger-brother” aspect of making the picture. Although, I listened to this several months ago, and nothing has really stood out.
Reviewed by Robanhood on August 15th, 2009
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Since this is Ben Affleck's first time directing a movie, I wanted to hear his take on it. The commentary has a bit of talk about this, but mostly deals with how the original book was turned into a movie, and how they had to deal with balancing the script. This is of course because the other screenplay writer Aaron Stockard is also on this commentary track. Things move in a relaxed conversation style. Nothing special here, worth a listen though.
Reviewed by Agressor on August 16th, 2011
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Since the film takes place in Boston and both the writer of the book and Ben Affleck and Aaron stockard grew up there they spend quite some time talking about how they wanted to get that authentic Boston feel to the film.
The rest of the commentary is pretty much the standard fair, they reveal a couple of FX shots, talk about the process of adapting the book and expands of the ideas of some of the scenes.
if you've listened to some commentaries before you'll find very few new things here but if you're new to commentaries or if you are an extremely interested in the film and/or the book this might be for you.
Reviewed by grimjack on July 28th, 2020
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My opinion is pretty much the same as the other reviewers. It is a little quiet, a little boring, but periodically has great observations and interesting info about what we are seeing.
I am just used to first time directors sounding really excited watching their film come to life, and Affleck sounds tired watching it, but what he says does show the enthusiasm.
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