Episode 676: What’s Entertainment?! by · Published March 1, 2020 · Updated March 8, 2020 In this episode, Tyler and David discuss what it means for movies to be “entertainment,” as well as announcing a fun new project.Related Posts:Episode 822: Christmas Movie MemoriesEpisode 835: Oscars 2023 (Tyler's Take)Episode 832: Through the Cracks 2022Episode 834: Oscars 2023Episode 830: Straub-HuilletEpisode 824: Being the Movie UncleEpisode 825: 2022 Film DiscoveriesEpisode 826: Sundance 2023 Preview Share
Tyler, i feel like you missed a potential cogent point in regards to your hypothetical conversation with “Certain Audiences”. Yes, Parasite is entertaining, and some audiences don’t like subtitles. They didn’t mind subtitles when it came to Passion of The Christ – but that film is *not entertainment* to them. That movie was homage, homework, and/or something to be revered.
It was the Dunkirk or 1917 of its time – flawed as a “complete film” but made uniquely in a way that depicts real/history/story and makes you *feel it*. The Aramaic is an artifice b/c they already know the dialogue. I wonder if they feel the same way about Apocalypto (a much more “entertaining” film)
Personally, i’ll admit: for the most part, i will turn on the dubbed soundtrack if it’s available – especially for lighter fare. If there isn’t a dub available, that’s fine, it doesn’t irk me. What *does* irk me is when i’m looking at the audio tracks on Netflix, and i see: Mandarin, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Spanish, and Hungarian (or whatever). If you’re gonna dub it 5 times, into Castillian Spanish and Mexican Spanish, etc – you can’t throw English a bone? WTF