There are plenty of fan made commentaries available on the web for hundreds of films; even current theatrical releases. And I know Kevin Smith toyed with the idea of a director commentary for Clerks II, but I don’t remember if that ever came to fruition or not. But today I got word that Rian Johnson has recorded a special audio commentary for The Brothers Bloom (our review) available for download that is intended to be listened to on your .mp3 player while sitting in the theater.
This is an idea that has always intrigued me but not sure if it’s feasible. I mean, I’d like to listen, but I’ve never seen the film before so why would I waste the ten bucks I just spent on the film and then not even pay attention to the story while I listen to the director drone on about logistics and camera technique?
So maybe this is a ploy to get people to come back a second time? Maybe, but that doesn’t seem very promising or realistic.
Here’s the thing though: with lots of reviews coming out with not so positive things to say about the movie and the fact that I think I may be seeing this by myself on a Saturday morning and the fact that the download is free, I may actually give this thing a try. If for no other reason than to do something new and possibly gain some insight into the movie that others aren’t aware of as of yet.
In any case, you can head over to The BB Apple page and grab the .mp3 OR I’ve decided to host it right here at RowThree and you can grab it below if you so choose.
So what do you think? Are you willing to listen to a director’s commentary in the theater when it’s your first time seeing the film? Would you go back and pay a second time just to listen to this? Or maybe a better question is: is this going to be annoying to the people around you if you do choose to go ahead with this? What are your thoughts? Sound off below.
Get the commentary by saving the following .mp3 file to your computer: