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

Bring on the droids, all hail the droids . . .

Without giving anything away, the new film Hereafter is the apotheosis of a “foreign” film (which might be an endangered species thanks to globalization) disguised as a “domestic” one (ditto).

At the screening I attended, the French star, the ebullient Cécile de France (a Belgian no less, but I won’t go there . . . ) even said director/producer Clint Eastwood gave her, and presumably her numerous Francophone colleagues, rein to translate their own lines into French.  Writer Peter Morgan wasn’t on hand unfortunately to discuss that, and I didn’t get a chance to ask her how that worked collaboratively.

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