Post by frenchmystiquetour on Jan 8, 2011 20:29:14 GMT
Mrs. FMT likes Robert R. But then again, she's only seen him dubbed in French. She wants me to mention her fondness for him stems from the fact that one of her favorites movies is The Chase. She says the co-star in this movie was Jane Fonda........who can not act.
I have indeed noticed over the years that certain Hollywood stars are far more tolerable in their dubbed versions instead of hearing their real voices. I am often horrified when I finally see some of the American TV series in their original versions.
I was floored by the whiny nasal voice of "Lily Rush" in Cold Case the first time I heard it in English. In French, her voice is quite sexy, even if that doesn't stop me from wanting to scrape off all of that lipstick with a Brillo pad.
~?~ I'm not a Stallone fan, but aside from his poor enunciation, I don't find anything wrong with his voice.
It may be a matter of what one is used to. If you only ever heard an actor dubbed, wouldn't his real voice sound "wrong"? I know someone here -- a non-English speaker -- who claims the Simpsons are much better dubbed because that's how they really should sound. Again, ~?~
I think everybody here who has watched the Simpsons has agreed that the dubbing is perfect. I know that the French dubbing corresponds perfectly to the American dubbing. (It should never be forgotten that ALL cartoons are dubbed and that there is no authentic "original language.")
Post by frenchmystiquetour on Jan 9, 2011 17:21:41 GMT
Bixa - Maybe I didn't make myself clear but what amazed Mrs. FMT was that his real voice is actually exactly the same as his French dubbed voice, which she had always believed was such an over the top caricature of a macho, high testosterone filled voice.
Usually the big name movie stars have the same person dubbing the voices all the time and they always do a great job of finding someone with a voice that matches. However, TV series can often be very different from the original voices.
The Simpsons do sound the same in French as their American counterparts. My French is still so poor, however, that I can't understand what the French Simpsons are saying.
Last night I watched The Opposite of Sex. Dunno. It wasn't a terrible movie, but only because the actors in it were good, even Lyle Lovett, who really & truly is not an actor. It was pretty much a waste of talent, though.
Oh no! I didn't say it was a waste of time. I was probably too hasty in calling it a waste of talent, since I watched it all the way through and really enjoyed all the performances and paid attention to the plot. I guess I just expected an overall richer movie.
I heard on the radio this morning that Arnold Schwarzenager, (since leaving office as governor of California),is making a movie,or has already made it,,in which he plays himself...the title being, The Governator. Yes,it's true.
John Cusak Jack Black Nicholas Cage Shia LaBeouf Seth Rogan Adam Sandler Alec Baldwin Michael Douglas Vince Vaughn Will Farrell Tom Cruise Ben Affleck (he was good in The Town) Jennifer Anniston Julia Roberts Megan Fox Jessica Alba Cameron Diaz Demi Moore
I haven't seen most of those people in movies either.
One I have seen and would have to be dragged to the movie theater and chloroformed to sit through is Adam Sandler. Geez -- what a crappy " actor". I saw something called Punchdrunk Love which had glowing reviews at an independent/art house cinema here. I stayed because I kept thinking it would improve, but what a piece of shit that was. And he did not improve it.
There is something about Adam Sandler that I understand, but I'm not sure what.
I clearly have been infected by that disease that has caused the last 8 Adam Sandler movies to gross more than $100 million each even though the critics shot them down in flames.
I suspect that is has something to do with the creepy friend that most of us defended (a little bit) even though everybody else hated him/her. You weren't sure exactly what you were defending but you hated the incapacity of others to pinpoint what disturbed them.
He sort of strikes me as the friend that we all made excuses for to our other friends, because they were just blind to the qualities of the person, we felt a bit superior for having found something redeeming.
Of course that works only for Adam Sandler and would never work for worthless people like Vince Vaughn or Jack Black. ;D