I love listening to director commentaries on DVDs. They all fall under one of these categories:
- Completely dry and boring – perfect for nights suffering from insomnia
- Incredibly informative with lots of technical knowledge – perfect to filmmakers to pick up new skills
- A funny commentary track that is just as or more amusing than the movie – either because the guys are funny, or because they’re just so self-obsessed and egotistical
As you can see, all three types of commentaries are useful or perfect for certain occasions, even the boring ones. Seriously, I love John Woo and I think he’s a cinematic genius, but I can never successfully stay awake through one of his commentary tracks – even the ones for my favorite movies! His voice is just so droney, and I am helpless against its sleep-inducing powers.
I bring up commentaries because my brother recently showed me this awesome video of some guys laying a commentary track for their childhood videos.