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gloria monti <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 13 Dec 1996 10:22:02 -0500
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>On Wed, 11 Dec 1996, David Desser wrote:
>> And when I saw
>> Godard's _Deux ou trois choses que je sais d'elle_ in Paris without
>> subtitles (of course) I realized again, but very profoundly, how very often
>> Godard uses offscreen sounds, shifts the volume on dialogue, etc., so that
>> maybe you're not supposed to hear what the subtitles assume for you is
>> crucial!
      Another Godard example: the monologue delivered by Corinne in
*Weekend.*  The subtitles "clarify" visually what the extradiegetic music
attempt to efface aurally.
gloria monti
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