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Friday, January 15, 2010



Of course you are right that dubbnig is a strange thing. To some extent I even think that one takes a bit of air off the movie because actors are also chosen because their voice fits the concept of a film. It's of course not the only requirement but part of it. But it is not really true that a TV station wouldn't be profitable if it broadcasts movies or TV shows in their original language. First of all there is arte and actually has ever been as far as I can think back. Secondly there are loads of guys in Germany who would like to have access to that kind of thing. Just have a look at all the small cinemas in the country showing movies in the original language. Not just english, but in general. They are also very popular, although with a smaller community. At least I would be very happy about such an option, but I am even tuning into the US army military radio transmission from time to time. Well, I at least hope that some form of original language TV would be of a higher standard, which is of course a totally different question.;)

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