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Monday 9 February 2009, 17:00

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    Comment number 1.

    I have an unrelated question. What do you think is the most overated and most underated films of all time?

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    Comment number 2.

    Bafflingly, the version of Che I saw (at Watershed, Bristol, which I assume is the same shown everywhere else in the country) had most of its diegetic dialogue in Spanish accompanied by English subtitles, but the homodiegetic narration had been dubbed into English, with the original Spanish faded down beneath it. I think I can understand why they chose to do it this way - narration is a very different beast to dialogue - but it nevertheless felt a little odd.

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    Comment number 3.

    Well I'm Dyslexic and I watch subtitled films. I watched JCVD today and it was terrible.
    And when he goes on about himself,I felt like swallowing my own tongue for two seconds.

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    Comment number 4.

    I like how you state the commenters' names in such a nonchalant way. "This one is from Liquid Cow, this one from Angel Football Wizard..."

    Granted, mine's pretty odd too. But it IS a Wrestler reference.

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    Comment number 5.

    My Grandad (now deceased) was German and came here during the war. He learnt English mostly from watching films.

    Also I'm dyslexic, not in the usual ways but still have problems with words. I prefer to see films with subtitles to hear the voices cast as intended and the script as it was meant to be.

    One particular line change I loathed from Spirited Away, occurs when Zeniba's illusion of herself is destroyed.

    Original: "Oh my, I was careless"
    Dubbed: "Ooooo! A Papercut!"


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