Commentary! The Musical. | Page 4 | The DVD (Spoilers allowed) | Forum

Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_MemberList Members

Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Commentary! The Musical.
January 5, 2009
10:59 am
Avatar
Berkeley, CA
Capt.Hammer Groupie
Forum Posts: 18
Member Since:
December 23, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I'm not dead sure about most of the lyrics you're asking about so I could be in for a surprise when the official lyrics are finally put up. The only question of yours I can answer with a lot of certainty is: J-Mo refers to Jed and Maurissa.

If Neil is saying \"Frankenstein\" in that line, I assume he is ribbing Nathan for his height and breadth. While NPH is not at all short, it looks like Nathan must have ribbed him for being shorter than he is because I think that's what inspired whoever wrote \"I'm Better Than Neil\" to put that stuff in.  I think the songwriters put in some inside jokes from times on the set of Dr. Horrible.  If I heard \"soldier-boy extra\" right, that could very well be a reference to something that the actors and crew knew from the set.

But who knows?  We won't know for sure until they publish.

January 5, 2009
11:09 am
Avatar
Member of the ELE
Forum Posts: 110
Member Since:
December 11, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I don't know what everything means but I wouldn't jump to conclusions intil they publish the lyrics that is if they publish.

I am The Green Dragon I leave no trail behind. I go about my evil deeds without stressing my mind. No one has ever caught up to me as they say. Then again people fear me more and more each day.
January 5, 2009
11:10 am
Avatar
Capt.Hammer Groupie
Forum Posts: 26
Member Since:
July 23, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

CPJacob said:


4. Joss’ song (”Pick-A-Part”) gave me pause. The others are tongue-in-cheek, so are his anti-fan sentiments in these lyrics meant to parody those of other, more hidebound filmmakers? Or does he really not like all the citizen journalism that causes fans to populate sites like this (wonderful!) one?

5. Does “J-Mo” in that same song refer to Jed and Maurissa? Or someone else?

Advance thanks for help,

--

4 - It just doesn't make sense for Joss to geniuely feel that way, given everything he says in the Behind The Scenes documentaries, the spoken commentary and on things like the Serenity DVD. I love \"Pick apart\" as a song but the sentiment IS jarring and strange.I do understand the frustratation though about having to always justify and explain the process behind everything. Sometimes art SHOULD just be allowed to speak for itself.

5 - Yes, it's definitely Jed and Maurissa - it's what they call themselves in their YouTube videoblogs.

January 5, 2009
1:23 pm
Avatar
Admin
Forum Posts: 222
Member Since:
March 21, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Nathan Fillion's character in Desperate Houswives played Frankenstein at a halloween party - not sure if that's the ref or not

January 6, 2009
4:22 am
Avatar
Berkeley, CA
Capt.Hammer Groupie
Forum Posts: 18
Member Since:
December 23, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Just wanted to announce that the lyrics are up at the official Dr. Horrible site.  I will be taking my blog post with my transcription down.  Thanks to all those who critiqued, discussed, offered suggestions.

January 6, 2009
9:15 am
Avatar
Capt.Hammer Groupie
Forum Posts: 3
Member Since:
January 5, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Since piracy is... terrible, but there is (as yet) no way to purchase the Commentary! Soundtrack, I thought some people might appreciate the times for when each song starts if they want to more easily find their favorite number on their legally purchased copy of the DVD. Hope that's kosher!

00:00:00.000 Commentary!

00:02:57.941 Strike!

00:05:35.588 $10 Solo

00:09:10.733 Better Than Neil

00:13:41.400 The Art

00:16:40.882 Zack’s Rap

00:20:37.856 Moist

00:23:10.850 Ninja Ropes

00:27:01.758 All About Me

00:30:01.367 Nobody's Asian In The Movies

00:33:19.800 Heart, Broken

00:36:23.562 Neil’s Turn

00:38:54.500 Commentary! (Reprise)

00:40:02.437 Steve’s Song

January 6, 2009
9:22 am
Avatar
Capt.Hammer Groupie
Forum Posts: 26
Member Since:
July 23, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Has anyone transcribed all the speaking parts? Some of them are more quotable than the actual songs.

\"My pirate mother!\"

I doubt there will be an official version, so can't we, the fan base, do it?

January 6, 2009
5:05 pm
Avatar
shiskarobb
Capt.Hammer Groupie
Forum Posts: 5
Member Since:
July 19, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

The lyrics are up on the official site now-

http://drhorrible.com/commentary.html

January 6, 2009
6:23 pm
Avatar
Capt.Hammer Groupie
Forum Posts: 6
Member Since:
December 23, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

How did you get the exact times down to the millisecond? I cut them apart pretty well myself when making MP3s, but I had to guess by ear the milliseconds. Do you by chance have exact end times for all of the songs too?

January 7, 2009
10:38 am
Avatar
Capt.Hammer Groupie
Forum Posts: 3
Member Since:
January 5, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Cyantre said:

How did you get the exact times down to the millisecond? I cut them apart pretty well myself when making MP3s, but I had to guess by ear the milliseconds. Do you by chance have exact end times for all of the songs too?


I used Garageband, which gives the exact timecode for the playhead at any given point (It can also export individual cuts directly to iTunes as MP3 or AAC tracks, but I'm in no way recommending this as a means of avoiding purchasing legal copies of the songs). You can also key in those timecodes to the SMPTE field in Garageband (and many other editing programs) rather than drag the playhead.  Doing so will give very clean starts to each \"track.\"  I didn't bother with end times, since most of the songs don't have anything like clean endings– spoken dialog overlaps the music.  I didn't edit out any of the dialog on my tracks; in effect, they're just at the end of each musical number before the next one begins. (Essentially, these are like having 14 DVD chapters, just synched to the beginning of each song instead of each scene of the actual film).

January 8, 2009
3:29 am
Avatar
CPJacob
Guest

Aaugh! The Twitter note on the official site mentioned they know there are mistakes in the Commentary! lyrics. How can that be?

I'm vainly holding out hope my ears weren't lying to me about the horse line in \"The Art,\" but I acknowledge I was probably wrong. Sigh.

I wished for annotation/explanation, but keeping in mind the sentiments in the Joss written/Joss sung \"Heart, Broken,\" I realize they might want their in-jokes to remain just that. The tunes are still entertaining, and now I can start hoping for a fifth anniversary pop-up video version that explains things, or the 10-year cast reunion special edition.

--CJacob, who never got confirmation on my official reg. application

January 8, 2009
3:37 am
Avatar
Admin
Forum Posts: 222
Member Since:
March 21, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

There are (were?) a number of typos, I'm guessing that's all they mean.

January 8, 2009
3:40 am
Avatar
Capt.Hammer Groupie
Forum Posts: 26
Member Since:
July 23, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

>I wished for annotation/explanation, but keeping in mind the sentiments in the Joss written/Joss sung “Heart, Broken,” I realize they might want their in-jokes to remain just that. The tunes are still entertaining, and now I can start hoping for a fifth anniversary pop-up video version that explains things, or the 10-year cast reunion special edition.

I was hoping for the exact same thing. Special edition DVD anyone? 🙂

January 9, 2009
2:29 am
Avatar
New Member
Forum Posts: 1
Member Since:
January 8, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

If anyone if having difficulty getting mp3's of the coomentary, feel free to pm me. I've uploaded all the songs ad am happy to give the link out.

January 9, 2009
2:35 am
Avatar
Admin
Forum Posts: 222
Member Since:
March 21, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Please don\'t distribute MP3s of Dr. Horrible, regardless of your motivations it is a breech of copyright.

Any future posts by anyone promoting the sharing or distribution of MP3s will be removed.

January 9, 2009
3:27 am
Avatar
Capt.Hammer Groupie
Forum Posts: 26
Member Since:
July 23, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hopefully this is okay! I have finally transcribed all the talky bits that the official lyric sheet misses out.

Comments and corrections and stuff would be appreciated!

http://idioticonion.livejourna.....tml#cutid1

January 13, 2009
7:05 am
Avatar
Miral
Guest

What I want to know is: why didn't they include subtitles for Commentary! on the DVD?  That would have been so much better.  (And speaking of subtitles: possibly it's just my imagination, but I'm sure that the subtitles on the DVD and the ones on Hulu are different.)

January 13, 2009
10:12 am
Avatar
Member of the ELE
Forum Posts: 110
Member Since:
December 11, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I think that the talky bits are just as funny as the others.

\"I'm gonna go in the corner and play my violin and math.\" Maurissa

I am The Green Dragon I leave no trail behind. I go about my evil deeds without stressing my mind. No one has ever caught up to me as they say. Then again people fear me more and more each day.
January 13, 2009
7:19 pm
Avatar
Capt.Hammer Groupie
Forum Posts: 17
Member Since:
August 10, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Miral said:

What I want to know is: why didn't they include subtitles for Commentary! on the DVD?  That would have been so much better.  (And speaking of subtitles: possibly it's just my imagination, but I'm sure that the subtitles on the DVD and the ones on Hulu are different.)


I agree about the need for subtitles for Commentary! and am currently seriously considering trying to make some myself.

The subtitles on the DVD definitely are different from the ones on Hulu - there were numerous mistakes in the Hulu closed-captioning which have been fixed on the DVD.

They call me moving guy, because I move the audience to tears!
January 13, 2009
7:31 pm
Avatar
Berkeley, CA
Capt.Hammer Groupie
Forum Posts: 18
Member Since:
December 23, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I've never understood why closed captioning for films and scripted shows is so bad.  There are SCRIPTS for these shows.  Shouldn't the scripts be forwarded on to the captioners?  And then all they have to do is check for ad libs.  But clearly that isn't what's done because we still end up with bad captions going from English to English.

Forum Timezone: UTC -8

Most Users Ever Online: 10

Currently Online:

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 667

Members: 1805

Moderators: 2

Admins: 1

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 9

Topics: 482

Posts: 3668

Newest Members:

Administrators: Admin: 222