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The Jane Austen Book Club
Commentaries on this disc:
Director Robin Swicord, editor Maryann Brandon, actors Maggie Grace, Hugh Dancy, and Marc Blucas
Rating:7.7/10 (3 votes) [
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Reviewed by jbax114 on May 30th, 2008
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Robin's comments about adapting the book to the screen are interesting. I feel this is a rare case where the movie is better than the book. She gave a lot more shape to Kathy Baker's character, Bernadette and her reasons for doing so are interesting. There's pretty good rapport among the actors though there's probably too much "remember when" and not enough about the finer points of movie making (which is what I prefer).
Reviewed by Agressor on May 6th, 2011
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I liked this commentary a lot. Everyone is excited to talk about the film and they all have there own view to contribute. There is the occasional moment of chattering when everyone wants their say but it's not as bad as it could've been with so many people participating.
Like the reviewer before me stated this is not a commentary that delves into the technical side of filmmaking, the director talks quite a lot about the camera setups and such but the commentary is mostly about them having a good time talking about the film. That doesn't mean it's dull or uninteresting, they do discuss the film, just not on a technical level, and they have a good time doing it. And, as a listener, so did I.
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