sábado, 29 de agosto de 2009

In Her Shoes (2005) DVD Z1 - Director: Curtis Hanson

El magistral trabajo del director Curtis Hanson en películas tales como Los Ángeles al Desnudo (L.A. Confidential, 1997), Un Loco Fin de Semana (Wonder Boys, 2000) y 8 Mile: Calle de las Ilusiones (8 Mile, 2002), pudo haber provocado que algunos consideraran al mundo femenino de En Sus Zapatos (In Her Shoes, 2005) una desviación para el realizador.


Pero Hanson no lo ve de esa manera. “En Sus Zapatos no es tan diferente a mis otras películas, porque todos estos filmes son acerca de personajes que están luchando por descifrar qué es lo que están haciendo con ellos mismos y qué están haciendo con sus vidas; personajes que anhelan tener una relación humana y una familia”.

In Her Shoes (Widescreen) / DVD-Video
Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic) / Production Year: 2005 / Region 1

Studio: 20th Century Fox | Release Date: 1/31/2006
Reparto: Toni Collette, Cameron Diaz, Shirley MacLaine, Mark Feuerstein, Richard Burgi
EXTRAS: Featurettes: The People In The Shoes, A Retirement Community for Acting Seniors, From Death Row to the Red Carpet: The Casting of Honeybun


El director Curtis Hanson comenta: “Lo maravilloso acerca de estas dos hermanas es que, por un lado, son totalmente opuestas. Maggie es bella, pero piensa que es tonta. Rose es una persona tremendamente exitosa, pero piensa que es desagradable. Ahora bien, en realidad, son dos caras de la misma moneda. Están vinculadas a través de su mutua dependencia, a través del hábito y a través del amor. Y no es hasta que el trauma las separa que se ven obligadas a funcionar individualmente, lo que las libera y les permite seguir su propio camino y descubrir hasta cierto punto quiénes son verdaderamente”.



“The People in the Shoes” (16:11) is fairly standard making-of stuff, with interviews with Hanson, co-producer Carol Fenelon, Jennifer Weiner, Susannah Grant and the principal cast. It does go beyond the usual EPK fluff when Hanson describes some of his directorial strategies which, subtle as they are, would probably pass unnoticed on a first viewing – for example, his use of mirrors and a handheld camera to help define Diaz’s character.
“A Retirement Community for Acting Seniors” (11:03) profiles the members of the retirement home where the Florida scenes were shot, many of whose residents were making their debuts (in small roles or as extras) in their eighties and nineties.
“From Death Row to the Red Carpet: The Casting of Honey Bun” (7:41) is devoted to Hamlet the mongrel pug who has a featured role in the film. Rescued from an animal shelter, he is now pursuing a screen career. The three featurettes are shot on video, which causes a good few artefacts, and makes the captions introducing each interviewee a little hard to read. They are presented in 16:9 anamorphic with a surround-encoded Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack, but unfortunately no subtitle options.
The People in the Shoes (16m:11s) focuses on the strong, character based story, and includes interviews with director Curtis Hanson, screenwriter Susannah Grant, novelist Jennifer Weiner, producer Carol Fenelon, and the cast, all of whom talk about how the connected to the material and offering their personal interpretations of the lead characters and their relationships. I appreciated Hanson's discussion of the art and photographs glimpsed throughout the film and how they fit thematically.
A Retirement Community for Acting Seniors (11m:03s) is a cute piece on all the real-life Florida retirees and Pat Buchanan voters who populate the retirement community where the movie was filmed and played extras. They all talk a bit about the experience in interviews (one lady points to the boom mike and says "They kept putting that in my face and I didn't know what it was!"). A very original featurette that will make you miss your grandma.
From Death Row to the Red Carpet: The Casting of Honey Bun (07m:41s) reveals how the adorable dog Maggie brings home from her job as a dog washer was saved from doggie death row, and that the producers chose to use a mutt rather than a purebred pug (as was used in the book and screenplay) in order to inspire people to go to pounds to find pets rather than breeders. A very original featurette that will make you miss your dog.


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