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  •  READER COMMENTS

    Reader comments on 2046

    Subject: 2046
    Date: Jun 28, 2007
    Sender: muiPrevious

    In regards to Joshua Tanzer's article on 2046 in which three languages are spoken in the movie: Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese. Tanzer wrote "Hong Kong audience would hear all-Cantonese, a mainland audience would hear all-Mandarin, and a Japanese audience would hear, um, whatever. Bringing the movie to the U.S., there was no reason to dub any of the languages...". One of the very good reasons why several languages are spoken in this film is because many Chinese and Japanese people are able to understand all three languages. In Chinese films, it is often that both Mandarin and Cantonese languages crosses over. It is in the Eastern culture to have an understanding of several Oriental languages. You may compare this to perhaps Native French speakers of France, Canadian French and Belgium French.

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    Comment index:

  • 2046 Languages Images re Joshua Tanzer's Review   from T. O'Connor, Sep 11, 2005
  • Re: 2046 Languages Images re Joshua Tanzer's Revie   from Teresa O'Connor, Sep 13, 2005
  • pan asian perspective   from James D., Feb 12, 2006
  • [no subject]   from anne, Jul 10, 2006
  • » 2046 «   from mui, Jun 28, 2007
  • 2046 Languages Images re Joshua Tanzer's Review   from T. O'Connor, Sep 11, 2005
  • Re: 2046 Languages Images re Joshua Tanzer's Revie   from Teresa O'Connor, Sep 13, 2005
  • pan asian perspective   from James D., Feb 12, 2006
  • [no subject]   from anne, Jul 10, 2006
  • » 2046 «   from mui, Jun 28, 2007