Sunday, May 23, 2004

Big Trouble -- Commentary Review

Stephen Sodenbergh tells us of the trials and tribulations of working with a large cast of spoiled day players. The ill-timed suntans, the pee-breaks, the removal of stars from their trailers…ah Hollywood…or in this case Miami. I find it very interesting in this commentary that Stephen tells us about every player, but only gives two statements about Tim Allen. Considering all the flowery praise he had for all the other actors, I’d call this a conspicuous absence. He makes some very perceptive comments about the nature of comedy films and aspect ratio as well as comedy timing in general. I can tell you we both agree that we’re not sure why Big Trouble failed in the theatre; although, the film did clock in as awfully short.

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