Saw this film last night at the Tokyo International Film Festival. I was excited for Herzog’s smooth, German narration and an interesting tale of 5,000+ years of human existence. And then, it was dubbed into Japanese. I hope I am not a stickler for cinema, but I could barely stand it. what kind of cheap third-rate film festival dubs a film into another language? I have never heard of this before, and I hope it never happens again (though it probably will). Never mind that it was Werner Herzog narrating (why would you get rid of that of all things?) but also the principle of the matter: how could you not try to preserve the original context, the original design of the film? I could not believe that the latest release from a top-name director would be dubbed out of its original release language, and the fact that the TIFF did so is kind of insulting.
The only films I know of being regularly dubbed are kung-fu action movies and children’s animation. What’s the deal here?
The film itself was great, with an interesting exploration of humanity’s artistic origins. But I had trouble following all the Japanese, and I had a lot of trouble dealing with this fucking dub!
(to be fair, Herzog was dubbed by Odagiri Joe, so it wasn’t like they went all cheap on the dub. but still, this is a film festival!)
“The report, based on Census and National Science Foundation data analyzed by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, shows that professions that depend heavily on skills learned in these fields are the second-fastest growing occupational group in the United States, after health care …
Compared with many other fields outside of these disciplines, STEM workers can earn higher wages. On average, 65 percent of those who hold a bachelor’s degree in such fields will earn more than those who hold master’s degrees in other subjects. Among those with associate’s degrees in the science and technical fields, 63 percent earn more than those who hold bachelor’s degrees in other subjects.”
in other news, I picked the right degree! Japanese! Korean! literary and filmic subjects! Historical stuff! A vague combination of the above with no real practical usage!
“When a woman enjoys her sexuality without hurting anyone else, but someone finds out about it, the response is to insult her, shame her, bring her down and make sure she never does it again. But the response to rape, and “jokes” about rape, which trivialize and normalize violent, traumatic and sometimes life-threatening acts against women is—somehow—to laugh?”—
There are too many things to say on this subject - the societal repression of women by men that these trends encourage, the trivialization of rape, the blame game on women, what else? jeez.
I will say this, though: I don’t believe in sluts. Not the silly dress-up game that occurs at those dumb “slutwalks” but actual sleeping around with lots of people kind of sluts. Those kinds of people are having good fun, and they know what they want! Maybe the people doing the shaming just can’t get any and are jealous, hah.
Students Teaching About Racism in Society is a Student Org at Ohio University. I’m the President, any questions… MESSAGE ME! :)
WOAH. I honestly never thought I’d see something like this. Amazing! I hope more organizations/groups/people do stuff like this.
Unfortunately, there’s a wide variety of otherwise cool stuff out there (I’m thinking of at least a half-dozen Disney movies) that are totally incompatible with the posters above. But then again, nothing is perfect…
Also I’m sorry is someone running for the Republican nomination trying to argue that they have more freedoms than we do in communist China? However muddled that designation is from a realistic point of view, weren’t you just trying to say that Barack Obama is ruining this country by being too socialist what with all his regulations and whatever?
by which I mean WHERE IS YOUR IDEOLOGICAL COHERENCE THESE DAYS YOU GUYS ARE JUST EXHAUSTING