Urban Explorer

Upcoming release from Arrow!

Fiona and I contribute a video essay, edited by the redoubtable Stephen C. Horne, for Jules Dassin’s searing BRUTE FORCE, and for THE NAKED CITY I contribute my first ever commentary track. Since I’m not a huge fan of commentary tracks, I felt the need to REINVENT THE FORM.

Naked City Radio is a kind of alternative soundtrack to the movie. I discovered that I had taken a form that should be easy, if somewhat specialised, and made it very complicated and difficult. But I hope you’ll find it worthwhile.

I finished this one and went almost straight into another feature-length project, still under wraps.

More soon!

4 Responses to “Urban Explorer”

  1. David Ehrenstein Says:

    I LOVE commentary tracks! The one Bill Krohn and I did fr the “Eureka!” editions of Murnau’s “Faust” and Nick Ray’s “The Savage Innocents” were practically done in real time. (At the end of the latter we sang a chorus of “The Mighty Quinn”)

  2. The Savage Innocents is a great, great commentary for that very reason!

    And I should mention screenwriter Malvin Wald did a terrific one for The Naked City, in his 90s, which sadly became unavailable for Arrow’s Blu-ray, which is where I come in.

  3. David Ehrenstein Says:

    Merci !

    Take it away Julie!

  4. Tony Williams Says:

    David E. kindly loaned me a copy of THE SAVAGE INNOCENTS some years ago (that I’ve since acquired) and I can affirm how positive it is. David C. As I’ve stated before, you really should have collaborated on that commentary for LOCAL HERO. I’ll look out for your new venture.

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