All of Fellini's movies were dubbed, even the Italian versions, since the
director never used synchronous sound. So take your pick.
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> From: Ron Hoffman[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
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> Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 1999 7:02 PM
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> Subject: Quo Vadis La Strada--Dubbed or Subtitled?
> In showing my classes "foreign film" videos I always choose subtitled
> versions. However, I need some advice concerning Fellini's La Strada. As
> I understand it, the film was made with a cast speaking both Italian and
> English, e.g. Masina--Italian, Basehart--English. What about Quinn? Is
> speaking English or Italian. The problem I face is that if Quinn is
> speaking English and the Italian version of the film is dubbing the
> Italian, and further, since Masina speaks very little throughout the film
> (her great performance being essentially mime), then the majority of the
> dialogue is in English, and it would make sense to use the dubbed-in
> English version rather than the subtitled one.
> I would appreciate any help in this matter. Thanks in advance.
> Ron Hoffman
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