Jumbie Posted February 9, 2003 Share Posted February 9, 2003 For a while now, I've been becoming very upset with myself for watching all those "The making of..." documentaries that come with dvds. e.g. The Fellowship of the ring has a 'featurette' showing how they filmed the wingwraiths chasing Arwen. The filmed it off the back of a truck that was driving on a paved road (that they obviously never showed). But now, when I watch the movie, during that scene, all I can see is actors in costume being filmed and the damn road is a constant presence in my awareness. It takes me right out of the movie. I've come to more and more dislike hearing about the production and business of a movie. Like knowing that Spielberg agreed to do Jaws only if he could keep the shark hidden for the first half of the movie. Or knowing how they did those cool 'bullet time' shots from the Matrix. I hardly ever watch dvd extras these days. Besides the fact that a lot of it tends to be just plain commercials for merchandise/themeparks/etc, I find that it doesn't actually enhance the movie experience for me. Deleted scenes are the only thing I like seeing on a dvd. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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