Thursday, October 27, 2011

15th Japanese Film Festival

Don't know about you but I don't understand Japanese. So, all Japanese movies in Australia are subtitled, don't need to rely on captions so much because they're already there!! Soundtrack music is another kettle of fish...

Anyway
The 15th Japanese Film Festival is on from 17 - 27 November in Sydney [and Melbourne 29 November to 6 December 2011]
website - http://15th.japanesefilmfestival.net/
location: Event Cinemas George St, in Sydney [map]

Monday, October 10, 2011

Why bother with captions?

There is a wealth of movies available from the so-called talkies era. The fundamentals of movie production were established well before Al Jolson came along. Names such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Fritz Lang are true pioneers of the entertainment we now take virtually for granted.

The festival is on in Sydney in September, gone for this year but still available in other cities. Keep it in mind for 2012!

http://www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au/


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Friday, October 7, 2011

More captioned cinemas

More cinemas are coming on board. There's a little list available on the VicDeaf website

Check it out!


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Monday, October 3, 2011

Two videos

Here's a couple of videos which you may enjoy.
The first a cochlear switch-on movie





And a quick one for a candidate for the Republican nominee, re-dubbed. I think it shows what deaf people experience every day. What do you think?