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« on: February 17, 2009, 01:27:40 PM »

So, I've been watching Battlestar galactica, and bought every dvd box set there is, which is seasons 1-3 so far. I then watched season 4 so far, without subtitles and...DAMN! I find myself pretty decent at both the wroten and speaket english language, but hot-diggety-damn its hard to understand what they are saying at times.

Doesnt natively english speaking people have the same problem? That at times its more or less impossible to hear what someone said?
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009, 01:47:27 PM »

I haven't had that problem watching BSG, but subtitles greatly improved my ability to follow the dialogue of O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 01:49:00 PM »

I'm Norwegian, but I have no issues following the dialogue in series or TV. For reference sake, I currently watch about 6-7 shows each week.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 05:28:00 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on February 17, 2009, 01:27:40 PM

Doesnt natively english speaking people have the same problem? That at times its more or less impossible to hear what someone said?

Heh... probably no more often than when you watch something in Danish.
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2009, 05:29:20 PM »

Quote from: Moliere on February 17, 2009, 01:47:27 PM

I haven't had that problem watching BSG, but subtitles greatly improved my ability to follow the dialogue of O Brother, Where Art Thou?

I personally found the pikey subtitles in Snatch to be rather helpful as well. 

Gottahavashite.   icon_lol
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2009, 05:32:14 PM »

Quote from: Moliere on February 17, 2009, 01:47:27 PM

I haven't had that problem watching BSG, but subtitles greatly improved my ability to follow the dialogue of O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Who, exactly, did you have trouble following? I can't remember a single word in that movie that I was confused by or who I couldn't understand.

Bloody Sunday, on the other hand, I absolutely had to have subtitles for. The kid in the jean jacket at the beginning I just could not understand. I rewound it like 3 times when he was introduced, and had no luck each time.
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2009, 06:36:47 PM »

In GTA IV I had to turn on the subtitles to understand Little Jacob at first.
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2009, 07:41:23 PM »

Quote from: Eduardo X on February 17, 2009, 05:32:14 PM

Quote from: Moliere on February 17, 2009, 01:47:27 PM

I haven't had that problem watching BSG, but subtitles greatly improved my ability to follow the dialogue of O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Who, exactly, did you have trouble following? I can't remember a single word in that movie that I was confused by or who I couldn't understand.
That's what I thought until the girlfriend insisted on watching with subtitles.
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2009, 09:11:30 PM »

As someone who has permanent hearing loss from repeated exposure to small arms fire and bigger shit blowing up in my general vicinity, I appreciate the option of having subtitles.  I don't need them all the time, but some people talk in certain ranges that make it very difficult for me to hear them. 
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2009, 09:14:55 PM »

Quote from: Blackadar on February 17, 2009, 09:11:30 PM

As someone who has permanent hearing loss from repeated exposure to small arms fire and bigger shit blowing up in my general vicinity, I appreciate the option of having subtitles.  I don't need them all the time, but some people talk in certain ranges that make it very difficult for me to hear them. 

Odd.  I don't have any major hearing loss outside of noise exposure from past jobs, and yet my wife seems to speak in a particular range that I have a great deal of difficulty hearing, especially when discussing things like taking the trash out, visiting her mother, or alleged agreements to do things with undesirable couples.   ninja
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2009, 09:17:56 PM »

Quote from: Blackadar on February 17, 2009, 09:11:30 PM

As someone who has permanent hearing loss from repeated exposure to small arms fire and bigger shit blowing up in my general vicinity,

How long have you been an inner city high school teacher?
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2009, 09:19:54 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on February 17, 2009, 09:17:56 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on February 17, 2009, 09:11:30 PM

As someone who has permanent hearing loss from repeated exposure to small arms fire and bigger shit blowing up in my general vicinity,

How long have you been an inner city high school teacher?

That may be even more dangerous than what I did...   smile
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2009, 09:49:32 PM »

My family's motto is "What?"  I think it mainly stems from inattention, as the initial volley sails past until someone speaks up, then we're fine.  But then, my father also has a voice best recorded on a seismograph.  I have permanent tinnitus in my left ear. When I went to the audiologist, my left ear was also the better one for hearing.  Go figure...

As for subtitles, my mother used to spend time going over the same scene off her VCR tapes 5 times to hear what weas being said before I clued her in to the subtitles.  I got a big thanks for that one.  I use it on occassion, but it can distract me from actually watching the film as I pre-read the dialogue.  And it can definitely help when dealing with heavily accented characters/actors.  Best example is trying to get into the Sharpe's Rifles series.
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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2009, 12:59:45 AM »

I have severe hearing damage so subtitles are certainly nice when I can get them. 
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