Watch and Learn

If you’re interested in film and television, you’ve probably watched a commentary track or two.

A commentary track’s where someone involved in the film (usually director, writer or star, but can be anyone) comes along into a recording studio and, usually armed with beer and pretzels, commences to talk over the film as it plays in the background.

When it’s good, it can be a free masterclass in film-making as they explain why they made the decisions they did.
When it’s bad, it’s like being trapped in the kitchen at a party with no-one but Mister Dull for company.

So how can you tell which is which?

Well, lucky for you Scott the Reader has asked what commentaries people would recommend.

And lo and behold the scribosphere has obliged.

Start firing up that Netflix queue.

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