October 24, 2004

Okay, let’s say you’re blind. And let’s say you want to go to the movies. And let’s say you want to go to a foreign movie with English subtitles, like, oh, say, Hero. And let’s say that, since you don’t speak Chinese, you decide to bring a friend along to help you follow the action and the dialogue.

Do you think it might occur to her not to READ EVERY SINGLE SUBTITLE IN THE ENTIRE MOVIE TO YOU AS LOUD AS SHE POSSIBLY CAN?

And, if it doesn’t, could you please sit somewhere other than RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME?

You should both thank your lucky stars I interpret the Second Amendment very narrowly.

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5 Responses to Okay, let's say you're blind.

  1. Patrick (the other one) says:

    I once went to the movies in Havana (a Cuban film called Guantanamera) with a friend who translated every scene for me – it was a great service.

    Luckily, our theater was empty – you have my sympathy…

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  2. Mike says:

    Well, I went to see Talk To Her in Taipei, not knowing it was a Spanish-language film…. Anything was preferable to major weekend opener Dreamcatcher, as I recall. Anyway, the film was in Spanish, with Chinese subtitles.

    Yeah, we demanded a refund. But now I know that I should have just had my date tell me what was going on, translating the subtitles. Dammit.

    * * *

    Blind people go to the movies?

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  3. Sin says:

    I don’t know what the Second Amendment is, but I do know that Hero is quite fantastic. Did it just get released in the US? Because it’s been out here for quite a while now.

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  4. Kelli Cox says:

    Haahahaaaaa!! That would only happen to you.

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  5. Wayne says:

    Hhahahhahaha. You should get the $5.00 pirated HERO VCD at China Town. 🙂 it’s the Asian version, which is, longer (2 hrs), with English subtitle, and you can pause it whenever you feel the need to read closer to the screen. 😛

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