March 28th, 2012 / 8:01 am
Film

I recorded a commentary track for “Drive”

Hey, HTMLGiant. I recorded a commentary track for Drive; you can download it here. It’s an mp3, 42 MB, 104 minutes long.

Of course I made it so brilliant that you can just listen to it on its own. But if you watch it with Drive (recommended!), it’s all synced up, so cue it to start when the Universal logo starts.

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Next, I’ll record commentary for Inception.

And Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

And The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

And Southland Tales.

Update: I forgot to include a link to Scorpio Rising. Here’s a clip:

And here’s the full film.

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28 Comments

  1. Nicholas Grider

      If you really have the iron constitution needed to make a commentary track for Southland Tales I would absolutely love to listen to that though there’s no way I’d see the film again (I did it on a dare).

  2. Frank Hinton

      the link doesn’t work. 

  3. Bobby Dixon
  4. A D Jameson

      Thanks! I’ll try to correct it…

      OK, it should be fixed now. Sorry about that.

  5. A D Jameson

       I’ve seen ST maybe four or five times. I’m more concerned about sitting through the LOTR films again…

  6. Caketrain Journal

      As someone who rips audio commentaries to mp3 for on-the-go listening, this is exciting. Thank you, A D — hope you really are planning to do a lot of these.

  7. A D Jameson

      Thanks! And, yes, I am planning to do more!

      I’m also going to make some short videos critiquing some scenes/sections of certain films. I’m almost finished with one that analyzes the first three scenes in Inception.

  8. Frank Lloyd Wong

      am i the only one who wasn’t wowed by drive?

  9. M. Kitchell

      yes

  10. M. Kitchell

      not only are you the only person who reads htmlgiant who wasn’t wowed by drive, you are the only person in all of history who wasn’t wowed by drive

  11. Frank Lloyd Wong

      i love a good monosyllabic title (jaws, saw, north, mash), but drive, i think, could’ve been drivier.

  12. Scott Riley Irvine

      Excited for the Southland Tales commentary. I’m the only person I know with a fondness for it.

  13. reynard

      i thought it was ok

  14. A D Jameson

       Ignatiy Vishnevetsky also likes it.

  15. A D Jameson

      Driviest?

  16. Rito Maxtla

      Haven’t seen this yet. Heard terrible and decent things about it. Too much silence was the main complaint, maybe this fixes that?

      I’m guessing a lot of feelings are made felt in this movie through expressions, colors, architecture, ambiance and minute actions. And that writers tend understand them by filling this void with their own thoughts/words, which means this recording is probably an excellent idea. 

      I have to catch up on a lot of movies/films. So many interesting titles in this year’s Oscars and this one wasn’t even selected.

  17. Jackson Nieuwland

      I like it too

  18. Nicholas Grider

      Wow.  Though I’m the only person left on earth who hasn’t seen any of the LOTR films so I can’t compare.  The only thing in ST that didn’t make my face ache was Justin Timberlake lip-syncing to the Killers song in the abandoned arcade because I can always get on board with music videos.

  19. A D Jameson

      I didn’t say the film doesn’t make my face ache! Portions of it, at least. But it’s some kind of weird achievement, though, warts and all.

      What can I say? I’m drawn to the outliers.

      The JT/Killers segment is easily my favorite part. That and the dance scene aboard the blimp at the end.

  20. A D Jameson

      Yeah, exactly! My commentary is for those who wanted more talking in the film!

  21. A D Jameson

      I just updated the post, adding some links re: Scorpio Rising.

  22. Frank Lloyd Wong

      i like the idea of commentary for short art films. how about one for invocation of my demon brother?

  23. reynard

      that scorpio rising update is like slapping a tramp stamp on an old lady with little fangs & way too much time to tell you about her fucking lap dogs

  24. Robert O'Brien

      I love the mask and the scorpion jacket and the weird teenage vision of masculinity. Thanks for doing this commentary. It gives me an excuse to rent the movie again.

  25. A D Jameson

      That’s a very good idea!

  26. A D Jameson

      You’re welcome!

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