"they" subtitled Reberto Beneni's La vita è bella (aka LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL) and had the video version dubbed by the guy in the Birdcage . . . NATHAN LANE.At least now, when foreign films are $@#*!#-up (or re-edited or "Americanized" or "Anglicized") by Hollywood-discriminators, two versions can still be released.Warner Bros. cut TWO HOURS from ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA and 20th CENTURY FOX had WERNER HERZOG "do" both English and German language-versions of NOSFERATU, THE VAMPYRE (aka NOSFERATU, PHANTOM DER NACHT).The "American-interference" in both instances, caused the studios to have to re-release the films in their original 3:15 minute and German language versions.Roger Corman never bothered the Antonoini and Herzog films he released stateside through his NEW WORLD PICTURES. . . . ROGER CORMAN is a true-friend to the art and freedoms of cinema. HOLLYWOOD is sometimes on the verge of becoming an enemy of cinema; yet once HOLLYWOOD, as "Cinema's Enemy," begins to lose money, HOLLYWOOD acquiesces to advances being made in independent cinema.After BONNIE AND CLYDE, EASY RIDER, and MIDNIGHT COWBOY, the musicals and the De'Mille-esqe epics had to go.ON THE TOWN with Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and some other guy was on TCM last night---"they" can't make MGM musicals like ON THE TOWN anymore . . . not really.In a few generations, "they" won't be able to make movies like AVATAR anymore, you know. Once we Terraform THE MOON and begin Terraforming MARS, movies like AVATAR will seem like Mickey Mouse (or GEORGES MELIE'S 1902 TRIP TO THE MOON)
Nov 20 - 08:01 AM
I wonder if Jackie Chan or Chris Tucker will be in it.. Along with explosions, big explosions.
Nov 20 - 04:16 PM
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