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Heaven & Earth (1993)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Oliver Stone Rating:7.0/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by stuartbannerman on December 7th, 2004:Find all reviews by stuartbannerman
This film is highly underrated and the chat track deserves to be listened to. Olivers very passionate about the Vietnam Conflict and doesnt hold back in his commentary. He also goes into some detail about the real woman the film is based upon. Well worth listening to, as are all of Oliver Stones commentaries
Reviewed by Old School Steve on June 10th, 2006:Find all reviews by Old School Steve
I second everything Mr.Bannerman said(quite well) about
the man and his commentaries(in general) with one exception.
One flaw I found in this commentary and its(unfortunately)about
as EPIC in size- flaw as the running time of some of Stones films.
The flaw being the LONG gaps of silence sprinkled throughout
the films chat track.When Stone does speak it is usually
informative or philosiphicly interesting...however there were
enough periods of silence to make me wish for a moderator to
to prod the filmaker or even a marker on the dvd that instructed
which chapters to skip,if you wanted to get over the gaps and to
the next comments(ala the Ben Hur dvd). This is a BAD sign(for
this reviewer,atleast) when I begin to think about such options
in the middle of otherwise,decent track. Ive listened to many of
Oliver Stones commentaries and while the problem of Longish
silences is no by no means exclusive to the Heaven and Earth track,
I found it to be the most pronouced here. Of all of the mans
commentaries Ive listened to (thus far) JFK and Natural Born
Killers are my favorites.

STEVEN S.