Ep. 31: The Matrix Generation

Ep. 31: The Matrix Generation

Episode 31, ‘The Matrix Generation’, on Director’s Commentaries?

Steven is still away, so Dave sits down with Missie Peters to discuss one of her favourite things: Director’s Commentaries.

  • Intro Clip: Hot Fuzz Commentary.
  • Okay, Dave and Missie are married. We get it.
  • Dave claims he can’t remember his first commentary, and then remembers the first time he watched a Director’s Commentary.
  • Dave and Missie briefly discuss DVD’s and there impact on Director’s Commentaries
  • Firefly comes up, of course it does. They both love Firefly too much for it to not come up.
  • Dave explains why he likes Pan’s Labyrinth’s Commentary. It’s mostly because of circles.
  • Missie says something smart.
  • Dave says something obvious.
  • Dave disses Judd Apatow… more than necessary.
  • Missie points out that different directors direct differently.
  • Missie redeems Judd Apatow… a little.
  • The idea of Actor’s Commentaries comes up.
  • Missie says more smart things.
  • Dave says something stupid while pointing out that commentaries are commentating.
  • Missie turns Dave’s stupid statement into a smart one.
  • Firefly comes up again.
  • More scholars should watch movies.
  • Missie gives sound engineers the credit they deserve.
  • Missie raises the topic of streaming, and what’s replacing Director’s Commentaries.
  • Missie likes Every Frame a Painting, and other YouTube commenters.
  • The future of commentary is not from the director.
  • Director’s Commentaries aren’t dead yet. Dave and Missie just don’t own a BlueRay Player
  • How popular are Director’s Commentaries anyway?
  • Dave asks “Are Director’s Commentaries the best way to get the director’s insight?”
  • Dave comes up with a bad idea for what could replace Director’s Commentaries.
  • Belated Media comes up. Obviously.
  • Dave manages to sneak in a reference to Runaway Jury
  • Peter Jackson thought the Hobbit was going to be good.
  • Shia LaBeouf watching his movies
  • Are Director’s Commentaries going to continue?
  • “We are the Matrix Generation” – Missie Peters’ Directors Commentary Poem