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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Having watched foreign films for so long, I'm quite used to sub-titles, and can read them without distraction. What I really dislike is dubbing - even if the translation is as long in time as the original language, the lack of lip synch annoys me greatly.
    Me too! However, for me, most of the interesting foreign films, outside of the Jap horror variety, are French, and as I speak the language pretty fluently, the subtitles are largely irrelevant... Therefore, they're largely ignored.

    BUT, there are so many good films around to watch, when you have access to them on various different fronts (paid subscriptions to movie channels, streaming, etc, as others and I do), as well as 'hard discs', there's really no need to watch ones in any language other than English!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Completely agree - subtitles I find mildly distracting initially, but after a few minutes I get into my stride with reading, and it's all good from there. Probably helps if you read quite a lot anyway. Overdubs are the absolute pits - obviously there are synching issues, but also the (non existent) acoustic of the overdubs never match the scene being shown and the characters just sound like really bad actors
    Yes that too. But going back to sub-titles, they are now laser etched into each film frame and thus do not use a black background strip. So depending on the scene, the white (clear) letters of the sub-titling can be against a low contrast background - and that does make reading them difficult.
    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Me too! However, for me, most of the interesting foreign films, outside of the Jap horror variety, are French, and as I speak the language pretty fluently, the subtitles are largely irrelevant... Therefore, they're largely ignored.

    BUT, there are so many good films around to watch, when you have access to them on various different fronts (paid subscriptions to movie channels, streaming, etc, as others and I do), as well as 'hard discs', there's really no need to watch ones in any language other than English!

    Marco.
    So I couldn't interest you in a little Mexican movie called "Amores Perros" then? Directed by the same guy that did "21 Grams" and in Spanish with subtitles? I think it may be too brutal for you, and definitely not a 'fun' film. But excellent nonetheless imo.

    Oh and no dogs were harmed in the making of this film...
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    Would describe 'Amores Perros' as more a dark thriller rather than a horror film. But either way, it is quite an unsettling film.
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    Actually, Spanish isn't too bad, as it's quite similar to Italian (usually don't have too much problem understanding what's being said), so may check that out

    Btw, in terms of films, I derive 'fun' from rather different things than most folks, and I certainly don't watch them to be 'cheered up', which is one of the reasons why I DETEST cheesy 'family-friendly' comedies or rom-coms!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Would describe 'Amores Perros' as more a dark thriller rather than a horror film. But either way, it is quite an unsettling film.
    Oh no, I wasn't holding it up as an example of the horror genre. Just as a subtitled film, which may be easy for "non readers" to follow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Actually, Spanish isn't too bad, as it's quite similar to Italian (usually don't have too much problem understanding what's being said), so may check that out

    Btw, in terms of films, I derive 'fun' from rather different things than most folks, and I certainly don't watch films to be 'cheered up', which is one of the reasons why I DETEST cheesy 'family-friendly' comedies or rom-coms!

    Marco.
    Ok, well how about "Babe: Pig in the City"? The overdubbed voices are actually quite believable
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    Of the films directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, I prefer

    Babel



    A similar 'interlinked stories' screenplay to Amores Perros.



    Of recent Mexican films I can recommend are :

    Y tu Mamá También



    Like Water for Chocolate



    and
    Pan's Labyrinth

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    I've seen "Pan's Labyrinth" (worth watching), but not "Babel". I'll look out for that one.
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    Pan's Labyrinth looks interesting... I think Del would like that, as she loves stories about fairies and princesses

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    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310.

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    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW18.5 record cleaning machine.

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