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Katya came to my place in the evening, and we made mulled wine (first time I was using white wine for it, and it was actually very good, although I'm still a red wine fan :)) and watched A New Hope in the classic Soviet dubbed version of 1990. A New Hope still remains the only Star Wars episode to be dubbed on a really professional level - the art of dubbing seems to be lost forever with the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Accidentally, A New Hope is the only episode of Star Wars I watched on the big screen - it was a special event hosted by the Cinema Museum in Moscow, back in the times when I was studying German Philology at Moscow University. April 2007, to be exact.

Meanwhile, found a great article on Death Star PR: Star Wars Characters React to the News of George Lucas’ Retirement. No idea if he's actually retiring, but I nearly laughed my head off reading the article and definitely recommend it to every fan :)

For those who remember my question about the pronunciation of Temperance Brennan's middle name: I asked Kathy Reichs on Twitter, and she replied that it's pronounced as day-see :) Yay for Twitter!

And speaking of Bones - just read in the omniscient Wikipedia that new episodes of season 7 will only be released in spring. The reasons are understandable, but I'm going to miss the show - I do like the books more, but the series is so lively and enjoyable.

Date: 2012-01-20 02:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] themadmermaid
I'm oddly put out I guessed Dayz-ee... English phonics are crazy anyway, and names are even more so. Oh well!

Date: 2012-01-21 12:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] themadmermaid
I haven't seen that; I will have to check it out because I am a nerd. I know a good deal about phonics because I teach a specialized phonics program, Wilson Reading System, for people with dyslexia. However, with names all bets are off... and there's always exceptions.

Date: 2012-01-20 12:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] awehla
Do you prefer to see films dubbed then? I've always found the mouth movements being slightly out of synch a bit distracting and prefer subtitles if I'm watching something that isn't in English. Though to be fair it's very rare I ever see anything that's been dubbed.

Lisa
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Date: 2012-01-23 12:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] awehla
I don't have any hearing impairments but I have trouble understanding certain accents on the phone - usually heavy Scottish, heavy Irish and Jamaican. I suppose it makes sense you understand English accents better than American as we don't have the drawl Americans have though some accents in England such as the west country and Geordie (the north East) can be difficult for non natives to understand.

Lisa
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Date: 2012-01-21 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] multifangeek
Added you back from addme_fandom!

Anyway your post reminds me that I've been meaning to check out Kathy Reichs' books. I actually found the show frustrating after while but I still want to check out the books. I think now would be a good time to try the books sine it's been a while since I watched the show so I won't be confused by differences!

Date: 2012-01-21 05:55 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] multifangeek
With the show I didn't enjoy the "will they won't they" romantic tension between Bones and Booth - and Bones was just a frustrating character to like long term. I mean I can understand being socially awkward because I'm socially awkward in many situations but often it felt like it was over the top with things she was clueless about.

Date: 2012-01-21 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] multifangeek
I agree - it was funny for a while but then it just got old.

I've heard of The Finder but I haven't watched it yet. The description for it didn't sound that appealing - I mean the main character was also described as being socially inept so I wasn't sure if I wanted to try watching another character where that trait was used for laughs.

Date: 2012-01-21 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] multifangeek
Okay, I'll give it a chance. :)

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