18
   

How old were you when you first saw a foreign language film?

 
 
Walter Hinteler
 
  1  
Reply Sat 26 Apr, 2014 08:19 am
@parados,
And you really could understand the German language used in the film?
0 Replies
 
contrex
 
  4  
Reply Sat 26 Apr, 2014 08:42 am
@parados,
parados wrote:

The first one I saw in the theater may have been Das Boot


Love those footwear movies!
0 Replies
 
contrex
 
  1  
Reply Sat 26 Apr, 2014 10:58 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
The Radio 4 programme was presented by Peter White... The programme was a documentary about the writer and the setting, not a dramatisation.


Yes, I knew that, I am quite a fan of his. He presents You And Yours on Radio 4. I have listened to him since he presented In Touch in the 1970s. A great bloke. I gathered that you weren't talking about the dramatisations, which I didn't rate very much as I said.

0 Replies
 
fbaezer
 
  1  
Reply Sat 26 Apr, 2014 11:25 am
Oh, Don Camillo! Charming films of a gone Italy!

They are also full of local jokes from the Padana region. Like when Onorevole Peppone, the Communist mayor, gives as a gift a box of mineral water to the Soviet comrades and solemnly declares: "It's diuretic".

I've seen on TV: "Don Camillo", "Don Camillo and Onorevole Peppone", "Don Camillo Monsignore... ma non troppo" and "Comrade Don Camillo"
I have not seen: "The return of Don Camillo" and "Don Camillo and the Young Ones".
They are not shorts, but feature films.
0 Replies
 
panzade
 
  2  
Reply Sat 26 Apr, 2014 01:43 pm
I was 8 or 9 when my parents took me to a cinema in Buenos Aires to see Gone With The Wind.
I'm pretty sure it was dubbed from English to Spanish.
I was pretty traumatized when I walked out. I remember that
0 Replies
 
djjd62
 
  1  
Reply Sat 26 Apr, 2014 03:18 pm
@tsarstepan,
Stardust Memories is a parody/homage of/to 8 1/2, hence the double feature
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Sat 26 Apr, 2014 04:16 pm
@djjd62,
I've heard that before.
0 Replies
 
Finn dAbuzz
 
  1  
Reply Wed 30 Apr, 2014 05:22 pm
@tsarstepan,
God, you really are a movie freak, aren't you?
cicerone imposter
 
  5  
Reply Wed 30 Apr, 2014 05:36 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
When we were kids, the Buddhist Temple showed Japanese movies in the auditorium, and we used to sneak in by the windows. What's interesting to me is that we used to talk to our mother in Japanese, and I even attended Japanese school for three years as a young teen, but lost most of my ability to speak it when our mother passed away in the early 80's.

When my wife and I visited Japan in the early 80's, the little I could read Japanese was really helpful. Even after these many years, I can still understand the jest of the story of Japanese movies.

I can still write a little of the Chinese calligraphy, and read the two alphabets (51 in each) in the Japanese language.

Finn dAbuzz
 
  1  
Reply Wed 30 Apr, 2014 08:31 pm
@cicerone imposter,
A nice post CI
Romeo Fabulini
 
  1  
Reply Wed 30 Apr, 2014 08:40 pm
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/Throne-blood2_zps504561be.gif~original
0 Replies
 
ossobuco
 
  1  
Reply Wed 30 Apr, 2014 08:45 pm
@cicerone imposter,
I saw many japanese movies in the seventies, and later. I could name some, if I saw them on a list. I mostly liked what I saw.
0 Replies
 
cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Wed 30 Apr, 2014 08:57 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Thank you, Finn.
ossobuco
 
  1  
Reply Wed 30 Apr, 2014 09:06 pm
@cicerone imposter,
I don't know when I saw my first one. Maybe Jules Dassin' He who must die/

I don't remember liking it at all, but it was an introduction to world film.
ossobuco
 
  1  
Reply Wed 30 Apr, 2014 10:18 pm
@ossobuco,
And oof, maybe that was repetitive.
0 Replies
 
cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Thu 1 May, 2014 07:51 pm
Something to do with Japan, but I can't read most of the Chinese calligraphy.
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

 
Copyright © 2021 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.04 seconds on 03/04/2021 at 07:11:56