金曜日, 3月 31

Goodbye, foreign films.

So I watched Goodbye, Lenin tonight. I was hoping (expecting) for there to be English subtitles for this German movie. After all the first foreign film (that meaning anything other than Japanese or English-speaking) that I accidentally rented last week was French. I was pleasantly surprised to find an English subtitle selection on this movie for what would have been an otherwise slight waste of money and time for this impatient viewer. But not so tonight, I was a bit unpleasantly surprised to listen to this movie in German and read the Japanese subtitles to the best of my capabilities which means a few words out of each dialog. But at least it was an expressive movie, so all in all, it wasn't too hard to take in what was going on. About 3/4 of the way thru I turned it to the Japanese dub, funny to hear...but the recollection of "Oh! That's what that kanji character means!," came to mind a few more times than not!! Maybe I should stick to the English movies or perhaps some Russian roulette with the French ones??

4 件のコメント:

swirlogirl さんのコメント...

the first time i saw pulp fiction, it had japanese subtitles. what an experience. it was like we were something secret and illegal! haha i dunno why

steph さんのコメント...

dude, you have to rent "run lola run" sometime, and listen to it dubbed in english (it's a german film)!! it's so bad, it makes the entire thing feel like a horrible soap opera - we had to switch back to german sound with english subtitles in under five minutes!

Mother さんのコメント...

Mi querida,
Sometimes late at night there are German films from the 30's on TV. Very interesting! Also, sometimes the films are some sort of Scandinavian or, yes, French, and sometimes even Spanish. They are all so old that just watching them is an experience in the early history of cinema. When you get home, we can explore the TV schedule and watch a few!
Con cariño,
Mamá

Hansjurg (a.k.a. Hans) さんのコメント...

Hi Sarah
It was good to see you last sunday... and I really dont see the problem about a German movie ;-)