by Rob DiCristino
5. The Matrix - John Gaeta Explains Bullet Time
4. Memento - Special Edition Chronological Edit
Fury Road or the Director’s Cut of Zodiac, either. I still don’t know which edit of Blade Runner is best (remind me to talk to Jan B. about this one). I’m just not an alternate cut kind of guy. Still, this one in particular is a fascinating experiment that, if anything, it only illustrates the brilliance of the film’s original sequencing. A story is more than the events that happen; the secret is getting us to care about them. This one is for Memento super-fans, only.
3. Hot Fuzz - Edgar and Quentin’s Commentary
Death Wish 3 references turns into a discussion of buddy cop story structure, Billie Whitelaw and Twisted Nerve, back to Michael Winner, Dracula A.D. 1972, chase scenes in Raising Arizona and Point Break, the Lethal Weapon 2 trailer, Tarantino’s Crimson Tide script polishes, unfilmed Kill Bill fight scenes, and porn parodies. It’s amazing to me that someone who talks as much as Tarantino never does commentary tracks, but he more than makes up for it here. Special commendation goes to Edgar Wright, who seems to understand when to let Tarantino geek out and when to get him back on track.
2. Stars Wars: The Phantom Menace - “The Beginning”
1. Jaws - “The Making of Jaws”