8230Re: [NTO] [FUN] Can you read this?
- Nov 1, 2008Gerard Huijing wrote:
>I wonder what would happen if you first told people that this was theThat reminds me of something strange that happened to both me and a
>English as it was spoken in, say, the time of King Alfred. :-)
friend of mine. Here in Sweden foreign movies normally get subtitles,
the exception being films for young children that are dubbed for
My friend and I both liked Michael Ende's "Die Unendliche
Geschichte", a fantasy novel of sorts. When the American screen
adaption The Neverending Story, came, we went to see it.
So there we were, two adults and 200 kids. The movie began and we
couldn't hear a word they were saying, sounded like a drunken
murmur. Realized there were no subtitles either. Both the sound and
the subs were botched up and we really wanted to enjoy the movie -
outrageous! After 10 minutes or se we started to get upset. The kids
seemed to enjoy it anyway, but we didn't. We were about to hunt a
responsible person down and demand things would be fixed when it
dawned on us. Yeah, you guessed it. The movie was dubbed to Swedish
and we didn't hear a words they were saying because we expected them
to talk English. Oops!
Still don't think it's a children's book. Grmpff.
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