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"Ressel, David Lee" <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 19 Feb 1999 10:10:21 -0500
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Under this AMPAS definition, it would possible for a U.S. film to be
eligible for "best foreign language picture?"
A yiddish or spanish language film? For that matter, maybe a film w/
dialogue comprised of urban patois or ebonics would be elgible?
 I can't think of this every happening. Anyone else?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lang Thompson [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 7:41 PM
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> Subject:      Re: Academy Award question
> Canada is considered part of the American "domestic"
> >market for weekly box-office records; perhaps this is why
> English-Canadian
> >films are never considered for best foreign film. Only French-language
> >films from Quebec seem to qualify.
> It's because the award is Best Foreign-Language Film or as the rules state
> "produced with a basically non-English dialogue track."
> LT
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