Agree totally byekitty, I have always loved foreign films and have never found sub titles a problem. I don't think its particularly stupidity, more laziness. There are so many brain numbing movies about today that people seem to have lost their interest in something they may have to concentrate just a little bit with-reading sub titles falls into this category I feel. The over abundance of special effects movies, dire rom coms and the ubiquitous blow em up and wreck their cars tosh has left many unable to follow a plot that isn't laid on as thick as treacle. Its a sad reflection of our x-factor/britain's got(no) talent generation.
Yeah rite!If any forign films is any gud-i aint seen it yet!if i wanted too read-i wud join a libry!not go to the cinima.if they can make bruce lee talk in english im sure they can do the same wid french peaple!
I lost most of my hearing due to illness a few years back. One good thing to come out of it is that as I need subtitles all the time I often buy foreign films and have found some great movies I wouldn't have bought if my hearing had been okay.
I am far from fluent in Swedish, but I can manage a little. When I watch a subtitled Swedish film I start by reading them carefully, but always by the end I find I can ignore them and follow the dialogue. Dubbing really doesn't work from Swedish to English - the cadences and rhythms of the two languages are just too far apart.
are you speaking for everyone now? personally i have no problem with subtitles, but i often go to the cinema with a big group of friends and subtitles are not for everyone. all my friends can read. they are not stupid.
some people just dont like to have to read along to a film, especially if you want to just concentrate on the actors and visuals, often reading subtitles can make you miss small details.
get over yourself, you still have the original, you have absolutely no say in whether a film gets made or not, if you have a problem, dont go and see it. if you are going to see it (which seems the case), then you have just contradicted yourself.
Are you actually replyng to my post? because it appears that you have ignored everything I wrote and made up something to argue with. Not one of your comments makes even the slightest sense in the context of my post.
I have absolutely no problem following a foreign film while reading subtitles. It's definitely pure laziness. I've discovered some absolute gems - with subtitles! My favourites: Amelie Christiane F The Lives of Others Baader Meinhof Komplex
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a devastating film, hard and compelling, brilliantly acted and directed. I wouldn't call it a favourite but it is genuinely a great piece of work.
We can also add dumb lazy Americans to this list. Why do you think Hollywood keeps remaking rubbish versions of so many European and Japanese films? Having sat through quite a number of them it's plain to see that none of the remakes are any good either. Thank goodness for DVD's so that we can see the originals.