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The Blair Witch Project
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Directors Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez
Rating:7.6/10 (14 votes) [
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Reviewed by stuartbannerman on December 8th, 2004
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When i first listened to this commentery, i was highly impressed. this commentery is highly recommended because it tells the story of this low budget film, how they got certain shots, how they tricked the actors into acting specific ways. its a real giggle to hear how the actors were put through their paces by the director and producer. this one gets a 10 !!
Reviewed by ZachsMind on September 1st, 2006
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How to get your actors to do all the work for you while you sit on your butt in an air conditioned restaurant and worry that a thousand things might go wrong. That's essentially what this is, which is strange why it's so compelling and entertaining. The truth behind this film is just as fascinating as the mythology surrounding it. In this commentary the producers take you through what started the idea, how they made it happen, and they explore a bit of the aftermath. You learn the real reason behind what happens to Josh, why they picked Heather for the part, why Mike lied on his application, and more completely worthless but fun minutiae about one of the most controverial and innovative films of the late 1990s. Also, the guys completely fail to take it or themselves or anything seriously. Nothing's sacred with these guys, and by the end of the commentary you kinda understand why.
Reviewed by aph86 on June 21st, 2007
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Very informal commentary. They talk about what it was like to film in the middle of the woods and how much stuff they cut from the movie. Also about how they plan the whole movie out by making up a legend and put stuff in the woods for the actors to find and other things like that. Recommend.
Reviewed by Dang on May 15th, 2008
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Lots of information about pretty much every aspect of filmmaking: writing, acting, sound, how the story was created and how it evolved, and why certain creative choices were made. Very informal, but very insightful. No quiet moments with nothing being said, all five commentators (two writer/directors and three producers) speak up, and a mixture of fact and opinion is offered. Great commentary.
Reviewed by DirectorBallif on December 16th, 2012
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This is one of my favorite commentary tracks. It's fun, entertaining, enlightening, and incredibly insightful. The filmmakers discuss the overall experience of the film's production, most of which is covered pretty thoroughly. They do not take themselves too seriously either, which makes the entire track light-hearted, yet at the same time informative and enjoyable.
Reviewed by thegibson99 on January 18th, 2017
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Another commentary where the voices aren't exciting, but there's a lot of interesting information. Loads of information about those who were interviewed by the characters, how they set things up, extra footage that was cut, etc. Everything you probably want to know about the movie (except how they came up with the marketing campaign, one of the biggest assets of the movie) is here.
I do wish there was a secondary commentary by the principle actors to get the other side of the story.
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