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The Bourne Supremacy in V.O.?

Posted by Jeex - Created: 13 years ago
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Posted by Jeex - 13 years ago

Thanks for the update Mike! 19h15 on Saturday sounds great - always looking for an excuse to go to Monaco (it's a bit far from Valbonne, just to see a film really...).Cheers,-- James

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Posted by mike-179830 - 13 years ago

The Bourne Supremacy is on this week at the Sporting, Monaco. Details here:

http://riviera.angloinfo.com/information/1/movies.asp

 

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Mike

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Posted by mdcaprino - 13 years ago

OK, I respect your theory.

DnM

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Posted by mike-179830 - 13 years ago

The primary audience for VO films is not native speakers of the VO language (most commonly English) but that small percentage of French speakers who prefer to watch VOSF rather than VF. The majority of prints are thus dubbed for the local market. There are, however, a few films which only exist in VO prints - most commonly documentaries and, yes, that includes Michael Moore's last two films, and the Scorsese-produced documentary series The Blues. If a film is only available in VO it is going to create a distorted picture while it is on circuit if you only look at AngloINFO's English-language movie guide. As it happens, Farehnheit 911 has been unusualy popular for a documentary in the French market (and elsewhere, of course), so it's had a run and distribution roughly equivalent to that of a medium-sized VF blockbuster - something which distorts the picture even more.

"We" (meaning people who live in the Alpes-Maritimes, Var and Monaco) don't only want to see one movie. On the whole, "we" want to watch dubbed Hollywood blockbusters, which is reflected by the programming of most cinemas.

"We" (meaning anglophones and others more comfortable with English than French) probably do not constitute a big enough market to register on the distributors' radar. The wide distribution of Farehnheit 911 is not an anti-Bush plot to ensure that all anglophones on the French Riviera have no choice but to see it if they want to go to the movies, but rather it reflects the demand to see the movie by French-speakers in the region despite the fact that it is in VO.

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Mike

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Posted by mdcaprino - 13 years ago

Hey James,

Read your post:

"I just called UIP (United International Pictures) France, and they said that none of the cinemas in the 06 region have asked for the film in V.O. for the time being..."

Do you think you could ask these guys why they think we only want to see one movie (farenhiet 411) at every location? Don't they think we might like to watch something else?  They did that with "columbine" too.  It played for ages at every venue. Are they being paid by Michael Moore or something?

Some variety might be nice don't you think?

DnM

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Posted by Zeynep-183200 - 13 years ago

I watched "Bourne Supremacy" in V.O. last Sunday, in the open air cinema of Monaco. It was only for one day, but showing it there means they have it in store soon for the other theater at the Casino square.

Without wishing to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it, I have to say that I was amazed by how the film has NOTHING to do with the book, except for its name and the name of the main character. OK, it is usual for films to be slightly different than the book, mostly to compensate for the 2 hr max narration. But this level of making a film that has zero input from the book is, I believe, quite unprecedented.

It's still a good film, though :-)

Zeynep

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Posted by Jeex - 13 years ago

Hi,I just called UIP (United International Pictures) France, and they said that none of the cinemas in the 06 region have asked for the film in V.O. for the time being...I've not yet been able to reach either the Arcades or Rialto cinemas by phone, to ask if they plan on showing the film in V.O. at a later date.Shame really, but hopefully the translation is good into V.F.!-- James

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Posted by mike-179830 - 13 years ago

If it isn't listed here (and it isn't) then it has yet to appear on the circuit in VO. Unfortunately, finding out in advance when a film will be showing is tricky. However, you may be in luck next Wednesday or the week after...**************
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Posted by carolie-182474 - 13 years ago

james normally new films come here in V.F. first then after 2 or 3 weeks you will see it in V.O. Might be worth giving the rialto in nice a ring and ask if they are going to show it in V.O. and when.

Regards

Carol