David Slade Talks to EW
In a new interview with EW.com, David Slade answers five questions about Eclipse.
1. Why doesnâ€™t he do a commentary track?
Slade is obviously well-represented in the feature-length making-of documentary and introduces and provides context for deleted and extended scenes, but heâ€™s not on either of the two commentary tracks over the movie â€” he leaves those to Stephenie Meyer and producer Wyck Godfrey, and Stewart and Robert Pattinson (sheâ€™s in Montreal, jealous that heâ€™s in L.A. eating In-N-Out). â€œItâ€™s a choice I made after doing my first ever and last ever commentary on my first filmÂ Hard Candy,â€ he says. â€œI did a commentary for that and found it such an unsatisfactory experience, personally, that I vowed never to do it again, because Iâ€™m not very good at it. You work for a year-and-a-half, two years, however long it is on a film, and itâ€™s a very personal experience as well as a very public experience. Thereâ€™s so much catharsis that goes into it, and then you end up sitting in a little room and you reduce what was an intense amount of work down to a crappy, silly little anecdote usually. â€˜It was raining that day.â€™ [Laughs] I just found it to be really disheartening, and, like I say, Iâ€™m not really good at it. I didnâ€™t do one for my second film [30 Days of Night] either.â€
See the rest at EW.com, where he talks collaberation, deleted scenes, Taylor fun, and blooper reels.
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