Home Movies is a section containing hair and makeup tests; behind-the-scenes footage of the extras (including, I swear, actor Tchéky Karyo!) shooting the many, many photo-booth pictures used in the film; "The Jamel Show", featuring actor Jamel Debbouze being a wise-ass; "Orgasms", offering a glimpse into the shooting of the people-having-sex montage; and "Self-Portraits, a bunch of freaky stills created with a split-lens effect.
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The truly cynical may find the self-aware, pixieish charm of a tad treacly, but with Jeunet's nimble use of whimsy as well as the wacky-yet-beautiful cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel the film never sinks into the sort of gooey pap to which American films of this type generally fall prey. is weird and wonderful, using state-of-the-art film techniques to tell an old-fashioned story full of clever charm.
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The 13-minute featurette The Look of offers Jeunet, cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel, and actor-director Mathieu Kassovitz discussing the design of the film how digital technology was used to create the ultra-saturated colors, how Jeunet composed scenes, and revelations such as Jeunet sharing that he'll do 18 drafts of a screenplay and then storyboard every single shot before starting to shoot. He also says at one point that the reason he went the digital route with is because he was so disappointed with some of the prints of , feeling that they didn't reflect the work he'd done, and audiences are cheated when they're given washed-out prints with incorrect colors.
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Along with the movie, Disc One offers an English language commentary track by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Jeunet is funny, smart, and not the least bit hesitant to point out what scenes he's less than happy with or which special effects didn't turn out the way he'd hoped. He also heaps praise on his actors, cinematographer, and other co-workers, tells very amusing anecdotes about the film, and makes comments like, "This fish, this is a CGI fish. Because, you know, real fish are very hard to direct." Jeunet comes off as every bit the insane obsessive-compulsive that one would imagine him to be after seeing his films. He's also extremely likable and never boring. Also available is a French language commentary track by Jeunet in which he probably says all the same things if you speak French, it would be a lot of fun to compare the two.
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Also on board are trailers and TV spots, which mostly serve to illustrate how bad Miramax is at selling foreign films to American audiences. The French trailer is much better.