Return here at 19:30GMT this evening to hear The Commontator’s final Film On The Radio commentary. They don’t know it yet but their Christams Special is Die Hard.
What counts as a Christmas Film? It’s fashionable to debate this question at the moment. Put simply, Die Hard is set at Christmas so it counts. In selecting this film we had to apply what we’ve learnt about The Commentators’ ability to commentate on films without the sound. Compicated or ambiguous plots seem to work well as The Commentators get lost easily. Horror feels better than Comedy because Horror not translating may be comic but Comedy not translating can be horrific. It’s tough for The Commentators to cope with films that are heavy or reliant on dialogue and real world settings seem to work better than fantasy settings. So we judged all nominated films against all these factors and came out with Bruce Willis in a vest.
We hope you enjoy this last – Film On The Radio.