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The Essence of Combat: Making 'Black Hawk Down' (2002)

Video  |   |  Documentary  |  3 June 2003 (USA)
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Nearly every possible element to making the film Black Hawk Down (2001) is examined here in great detail. Both behind the scenes material and interviews with the cast, crew and actual rangers inform us how this film was pulled off so perfectly.

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Nearly every possible element to making the film Black Hawk Down (2001) is examined here in great detail. Both behind the scenes material and interviews with the cast, crew and actual rangers inform us how this film was pulled off so perfectly. Written by Rhyl Donnelly

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This feature-length documentary is featured on the 3-disc Special Edition DVD for Black Hawk Down (2001), released in June 2003. See more »

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In Tom Sizemore's last interview segment the boom nearly hits his head. See more »

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[About Ridley Scott]
Eric Bana: There isn't a man in the world who could be under so much pressure and look so calm. I don't know what pills he takes or what kind of yoga he does or what his secret is, but it doesn't make sense to me. I look at him and he's the most relaxed person on the set.
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Interesting!
16 September 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is an amazing documentary (if a bit lengthy at 3 1/2 hours) that talks to the actors, director, producer, author, soldiers and others as well. It gives a real insight on the making of the film and on how the actors feel about the actual event. If you liked the film you will want to see this!


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