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Wish Now Playing would state when film is in a foreign language.  For some reason, programmers  have become fascinated with French and Japanese films lately-and some German.  Never know until you watch it that it is in another language with subtitles.  Would probably record more of them if knew they were in English. Jeanne Moreau is on for 24 hours, August 8th.  Are they in English, French, dubbed, subtitles?

Would also help if TCM furnished this information for the information displays on cable systems that have that feature.

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Yes, it would be simple to state at the end of the description something like "French, with English Subtitles."  Without such a statement, one could assume dialog to be in English.

 

And to forestall any wits who would make the obvious joke--which should be beneath them--that all imported films are not in French. . . . .

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I agree it would be nice if there were some sort of a notation about  subtitles vs dubbing, but given that about 95% of the foreign films shown on TCM are (thank God) subtitled, I'd think that most people would assume subtitling, especially if the director and the cast are foreign. 

 

As for Jeanne Moreau's movies on August 8th: I'm pretty sure that since the two below were  American or British made, they would therefore be in English, but all of the others are  in French, with subtitles, so brace yourself. They were all art house favorites in the U.S. at the time of their release, and in those theaters subtitled versions are almost always the rule.

 

 


2:00 PM Yellow Rolls-Royce, The (1964)

A classic car changes the lives of three sets of owners.

DirAnthony Asquith CastRex Harrison , Jeanne Moreau , Edmund Purdom .

C-123 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

 

6:00 PM Great Catherine (1968)

The legendary Russian ruler falls hard for a military man in love with someone else.

DirGordon Flemyng CastPeter O'Toole , Zero Mostel , Jeanne Moreau .

C-98 mins,

 

 
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