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"Sewell, Matthew" <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:05:49 +0000
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Hello Don,

Marcel Ophuls relays a version of this anecdote in his article "Letter from Paris: Mitterrand's Medialand" (American Film vol. 8 no. 2, November 1982). He attributes the remark about Gary Cooper's voice to Pierre Kast, though.

For those who appreciate the absurdity of these things, Don and I are colleagues who work in the same building... but I thought others might be curious (plus the Ophuls article is lively, funny, and well worth reading). Anyway, Don, in the spirit of collegiality I'll even go you one better -- I checked our library for it, and confirmed they have it on the shelves: call number PN 1993.A617 (non-circulating periodicals).


Matthew Sewell
Associate Professor and Chair of English
Minnesota State University, Mankato
230 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN   56001
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Subject: [SCREEN-L] Looking for a quote Jack Lang on Gary Cooper's Voice

When Jack Lang was the French Minister of Culture, he once denounced the notion of dubbing American films into French, and as an example referred to how Gary Cooper's voice was an integral part of his star persona.  Does anyone have the exact reference or quote?

Thanks in advance.

Don Larsson

"If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story."
--Orson Welles, F for Fake

Donald F. Larsson, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Minnesota State University, Mankato
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