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The Making of 'Cape Fear' (2001)

A retrospective documentary on the making of Cape Fear (1962) .

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This video documentary gives film fans a behind-the-scenes look at this classic story of suspense and revenge. With scenes from both the 1962 original and the 1991 remake of this story about a lawyer trying to protect his family from a man he helped send to prison, this documentary looks at the work of the cast and crew that went into making the film such a success. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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18 September 2001 (USA)  »

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This documentary is featured on the 2 disc DVD of Cape Fear (1991). See more »

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References The Elephant Man (1980) See more »

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unimaginative but useful
11 July 2011 | by (Calumet, Mich.) – See all my reviews

Martin Scorsese (director), Wesley Strick (screenwriter), Robert DeNiro, Barbara DeFina (producer), Henry Bumstead (production designer), Thelma Schoonmaker (editor), David Williams (optical photography), Bill Taylor (special optical effects), Elmer Bernstein (composer), Gregory Peck, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, & Juliette Lewis talking individually at different lengths from 1991-2001 about their parts in making the 1991 remake of Cafe Fear. Not so much a documentary as a collection of interviews but the more interesting parts DO take you behind the scenes, go a bit into the WHYs of some of the filmmaking decisions, explain a little bit of how a film is constructed, share some anecdotes.

It does seem rather long for one of these "Making of" videos but that's not a bad thing. You simply have to particularly enjoy watching people talking for over an hour about making Cape Fear. I'm thankful that they do make these things to tack onto the films' DVD issues.


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