Audio Commentaries are sometimes a forgotten gem in the world of film. But how often do they get heard, and are they even worth hearing? This series of reviews will take a look at some of the best, and perhaps worst, audio commentaries on some classic films. Exploring what, if anything, they bring to the film. Any commentary review suggestions? Let me know in the comments below.
Who does this Commentary? The American Beauty commentary is from director Sam Mendes and screenwriter Alan Ball. Although for the majority of the commentary, we only hear from Mendes, and Ball joins in with the occasional comment.
Possible film spoilers are ahead!
American Beauty is a truly remarkable film. Following the lives of seemingly ‘normal’ suburban families, we are told to ‘Look Closer’ and see that not all is as it appears. We follow Kevin Spacey, a frustrated man going through a mid-life crisis, who forms an infatuation with his daughter’s friend.
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