• PythagreousTitties@lemm.ee
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    27 days ago

    Not the same thing, but the first time I saw District 9 there were no subtitles for the prawns. I didn’t even know there was supposed to be any. I think I liked that version better.

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      Wtf, the prawns have actual dialog?

      I was so focused on trying to understand the South African accent, that not a single brain cell was available for additional processing.

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      27 days ago

      This is how I first watched it too. I had no idea we were supposed to understand what they were saying.

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        It highlights how good the movie is, because even without knowing what they were saying you still 100% understood what was going on. That’s pretty impressive.

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    Mel Brooks’ Silent Movie. I guess you’ll miss the best bit in it though, where the only person who speaks is the mime Marcel Marceau.

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    Not the best, but Koyaanisqatsi is pretty trippy. The music adds a lot to it, but it would still be visually interesting without it.

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    Any of the original Indiana Jones films.

    They were storyboarded almost like a comic book. I once heard a University professor online talking about how you can watch any of the three original movies in black and white with no sound and still have a perfect understanding of the story; that’s how strong they are . If you ever want an entertaining evening, invite some friends over and do just that.

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      27 days ago

      An excellent film but I wouldn’t call it “without sound”. In fact sound is extremely important in this film. It’s more like “without spoken words”.

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    So, here’s a weird anecdote: Me and my ex were watching The Lighthouse together online (long distance relationship). Neither of us had watched it before. Turns out for some reason, VLC was not able to decode the audio codec properly on my end - I only had some athmospheric parts of ambience and music, but most interestingly no voice at all. Up until the very end, I thought they just went extra-avant-guarde and emulated a silent film in addition to the monochrome aesthetics. Only after we talked about it and she told me something about some dialogue scenes I realised that there was actually supposed to be audible dialogue.

    Funnily enough, turns out it was still super enjoyable for me because I love artsy movies and surreal experiences, and I was able to piece together the plot and character interactions pretty accurately.

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      This is a good recommendation. I went into the movie thinking it would be silent. Was kind of disappointed that it wasn’t, tbh.

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    I was trying to watch the original Nosferatu but the version I was watching had dogshit Casio keyboard accompaniment. I muted it and had Spotify put on a playlist based on “Danse Macabre.” Much better. That said, a proper silent movie with live accompaniment is fucking fantastic. I saw Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall that way and loved it.