Commentary Mania (Pt.6)

Stephen King’s ‘The Mist’

                Frank Darabont does commentaries right: from the get-go he jumps right into the deeper aspects of the film and doesn’t let up until the credits roll. He is energized by dishing out the secrets, easter eggs, and heaping praise upon the actors while gushing about their talents. Moreover, he does so while revealing production realities which you would not assume of a film based off a Stephen King work: everything about the film was rushed- from the set design, to script writing, to actual shooting, nothing had the luxury of time. Explaining this tough timetable, Darabont details the techniques he utilized in forging a work of cinema while so harangued by spatial-temporal chains. I loved his commentary and would recommend it to anyone wishing to find out more about “The Mist” and the monsters within.

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