View Poll Results: Do you like non US/British movies?

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  • Yes I do, but have only seen a few

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  • Yes, I love it

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    Re: Do you like non US/British movies?

    My wife has gotten me into a lot of Italian Movies. Such as Cinema Paradisio, Life is Beautiful, Johnny Stecchino, Il Postino, and Profumo di Donna (the orignal version of Scent of a Woman much much better than the US version).

    I also loved some others mentioned above.

    I'm also a huge fan of Kung-Fu movies and I'll watch pretty much anything from that genre.

    I've learned quite a bit of Italian since meeting the wife, so that I don't need to look at the subtitles for those movies as much as I do with others, so I don't miss as much action in the film while reading. I still use the subtitles because it helps me on certain words and I still suck really really bad at verb conjugation.

    But there are tons of great films that aren't in English.
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    Re: Do you like non US/British movies?

    Yes, I love them. There is a movie channel I get that plays only foreign movies, and they are usually wonderful movies. The other night I watched "Europa Europa" and thought that movie was great. Now I want to read the book because it's based on a true story about a young Jew who pretends to be German during nazi Germany.

    My dad likes to watch these horrible old Mexican movies that are kinda like westerns but worse. The acting is laughable and the effects are the worse.
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    Re: Do you like non US/British movies?

    A great italian movie is "La vita e bella". "Gomorra" was also great.

    Cool French movies are the ones with Louis de Funès, but I don't think they have been translated into English

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    there he is a bartender explaining a recipe to a German guy

    And there have been only 2 good Belgian movies: man bites dog (but it is extremely violent) and Dikkenek (but it has not been translated into English), which is about rednecks
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    Re: Do you like non US/British movies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    But there are tons of great films that aren't in English.
    There are some fantastic Chinese movies available.
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    Re: Do you like non US/British movies?

    What I wonder is how much we are loosing in translation. I know when I watch movies in Spanish with English subtitles, the English can be way off sometimes.There are just some words and phrases that cannot translate correctly. Maybe I will just have to start learning every language of the movies I watch
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    Re: Do you like non US/British movies?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    What I wonder is how much we are loosing in translation. I know when I watch movies in Spanish with English subtitles, the English can be way off sometimes.There are just some words and phrases that cannot translate correctly. Maybe I will just have to start learning every language of the movies I watch
    Having seen Norwegian movies for example with English subtitles, a lot of culture and subtle language is lost.

    I can imagine watching US/British movies without understanding English like I do would be quite different.

    Also the differences between US and British movies as to language and other things can be quite huge.
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    Re: Do you like non US/British movies?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    What I wonder is how much we are loosing in translation. I know when I watch movies in Spanish with English subtitles, the English can be way off sometimes.There are just some words and phrases that cannot translate correctly. Maybe I will just have to start learning every language of the movies I watch
    I've watched family guy episodes in English, and they were damn funny, even if I don't get everything.

    But the French translation MUCH less funny. All the puns disappear in the translation.

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    Re: Do you like non US/British movies?

    Quote Originally Posted by bub View Post
    I've watched family guy episodes in English, and they were damn funny, even if I don't get everything.
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    Re: Do you like non US/British movies?

    Other. I like a great film no matter where it comes from, I am especially fond of Japanese cinematography.
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    Re: Do you like non US/British movies?

    Quote Originally Posted by bub View Post
    I've watched family guy episodes in English, and they were damn funny, even if I don't get everything.

    But the French translation MUCH less funny. All the puns disappear in the translation.
    Dubbing is a horrifying thing. Luckily we do not have it in Scandinavia, and I believe the Dutch parts of Belgium and I know the Dutch do not do it either. Subtitles are ok, I prefer watching with no subtitles.

    Family guy is damn funny btw.
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