As I've said before, I do like lists and filters. We can't be like the French New Wave anymore and see everything. There's simply too much content now. We need people we trust to point us in the right direction, to tell us how to enrich our time, and more important, how hopefully not to waste it.
It's dawned on me recently that there are some really stellar Special Features out there. I know I'm missing some great stuff (like "What directors do the best commentaries?", "What behind-the-scenes are must sees?", etc), but I'm not really sure how to seek them out. So I wanted to ask if some of you would put together a list of your five favorite special features. I'll start it out, but I'm hoping to compile a much longer list, as feedback comes in. Here are just a few of the ones I saw and really loved recently (like I said, I find it hard to keep track):
1. Behind-the-scenes featurette on Criterion's Permanent Vacation DVD
2. Cast interviews on Criterion's George Washington DVD
3. Clu Gulager's short film A Day with the Boys on Criterion's George Washington DVD (a major influence on Green's first feature)