How to find out the original language spoken in a film?

Introduce yourself to the community or chat with other users about whatever is on your mind
iconogassed
Posts: 416
26 Ratings
Your TCI: na
Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:41 pm

Re: How to find out the original language spoken in a film?

Post by iconogassed »

it's not worth it, spach zoro, thrusting
Last edited by iconogassed on Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:26 am, edited 1 time in total.

paulofilmo
Posts: 2306
3 Ratings
Your TCI: na
Joined: Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:40 pm

Re: How to find out the original language spoken in a film?

Post by paulofilmo »

livelove wrote:@everyone:
Do you know any reliable online resource/database where the original language of films is listed authoritatively ?


No.

I have found two websites that has English as the language for Amen. Most either listed all the languages or none. and two got it wrong.

https://rateyourmusic.com/film/amen_/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amen.


I checked the bourne identity on both sites, and wikipedia has it listed as English. (most sites would include the bits of French/German, etc. when Marie swears, French police talking to each other, Jason using his super spy language skillz , ,)

CosmicMonkey
Posts: 403
122 Ratings
Your TCI: na
Joined: Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:52 pm

Re: How to find out the original language spoken in a film?

Post by CosmicMonkey »

I had a lot of difficulty trying to figure which language Suspiria was originally shot in, since both Italian and English versions were widely available. Turns out both versions were made at the same time, and both could be considered the "original version", which okay fine, but which version should I watch, then? Is one version closer to the director's original vision than the other?

I had similar problem with The Leopard as well, with both Italian and English dubs are easily available. However, in that case, since almost all the actors except Burt Lancaster originally recorded their dialogue in Italian, it's easier to guess that the original version is the Italian one.

Post Reply