the commentary focuses on the history of noir and huston’s work as an auteur. it’s sometimes dry and sometimes non-existent, but the guy knows a lot about huston’s work so the material that revolves around him and his work is fairly interesting and revealing. at times the commentary overshoots a bit – the commentator (some usc professor) overextends his analysis of particular shots, but this kind of analysis isn’t where his strengths lie. he’s very passionate which is sometimes good and sometimes annoying. the commentary offers some decent history and good insight into john huston’s work, but doesn’t do much to deepen our understanding of how huston does what he does. for the commentary. for the film.