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Do you watch foreign language movies ?

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:46 am

I've just watched two brilliant films recently.
Oldboy a Korean twisted revenge thriller and Incendies, an amazing film , in French, set in the Middle East, which does more to show the horrors of religious conflict than anything I've seen in years.

I usually avoid foreign language films as I was too lazy to read and watch at the same time.
But as I get older, I am slowly realising that some of the best cinema does not come from Hollywood
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Re: Do you watch foreign language movies ?

Post by Mark James » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:36 am

I don't mind subtitles. I had a basic German module in my media course so I watched a good few German movies including Run Lola Run, Die Welle, Good Bye Lenin and The Edukators.

Probably my favourite foreign language film though is Mel Gibson's Apocalypto.

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Re: Do you watch foreign language movies ?

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:20 am

Did like Run Lola Run.. (visual films are better if you have to read subtitles.

Apocalyptico is good until the last scene when the Spanish turn up
The usual Mel Gibson directed anachronisms... see Braveheart for better examples
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Re: Do you watch foreign language movies ?

Post by Thomas Carey » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:56 am

yeah, a lot. Don't mind subtitles (much prefer them over a bad dub), to the point where I often subtitle stuff in languages I can understand in case I miss a word or something to save me scrolling back a few seconds or whatever every time
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Re: Do you watch foreign language movies ?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:26 pm

Thomas Carey wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:56 am
yeah, a lot. Don't mind subtitles (much prefer them over a bad dub), to the point where I often subtitle stuff in languages I can understand in case I miss a word or something to save me scrolling back a few seconds or whatever every time
How many languages can you understand?!

I often watch stuff in English with subtitles.

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Re: Do you watch foreign language movies ?

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:31 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:26 pm
Thomas Carey wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:56 am
yeah, a lot. Don't mind subtitles (much prefer them over a bad dub), to the point where I often subtitle stuff in languages I can understand in case I miss a word or something to save me scrolling back a few seconds or whatever every time
How many languages can you understand?!

I often watch stuff in English with subtitles.
When my kids were under ten subtitles were a must to watch any TV
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Re: Do you watch foreign language movies ?

Post by Thomas Carey » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:04 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:26 pm
Thomas Carey wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:56 am
yeah, a lot. Don't mind subtitles (much prefer them over a bad dub), to the point where I often subtitle stuff in languages I can understand in case I miss a word or something to save me scrolling back a few seconds or whatever every time
How many languages can you understand?!

I often watch stuff in English with subtitles.
2 lol, that was misleading
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Re: Do you watch foreign language movies ?

Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:21 pm

I watched Alpha recently about prehistoric man and his bond with dogs.It was in a made up language with subtitles
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