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on audiovisual translation, subtitling, and the French & American film industries

A real conversation starter

It’s extremely rare these days for a film to initiate discussion about something that isn’t already in the public consciousness, and more importantly raise the awareness of film as a medium, not only a means of dramatic expression, but as a locus of discussion and debate.

The Social Network, the new film about Facebook‘s conception and birth, does all that, and more.  Increasingly as film itself struggles as a medium to survive into the 21st century, based on its business model and identity (video game? TV franchise spinoff or remake? product placement vehicle?), it’s refreshing not only to see a compelling and timely story well done, but also how film remains viable in our culture, fully capable of stoking and inspiring debate all by itself, with no add-ons or gimmicks other than its dramatic focus.

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