I watch a lot of foreign movies with subtitles, but I know that many people refrain from expanding their horizons on the sole basis that they don't want to read subtitles. Canadians from bigger cities might be more open-minded, but it is being said that Americans are more reluctant to watch foreign movies. What is your opinion? Is it worth the trouble?
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That would be really going out of my way! I would not watch Godzilla even in my native language, even if someone paid me.
Captioning helped me a great deal in learning (improving) my English. I remember trying to find the translation for "it's a doozy!" Then I saw the recommendation to watch movies (with or without subs) when learning any FOREIGN LANGUAGE. It works!
I agree with you - if you never venture onto the "foreign" territory, you miss a lot. I just watched two movies, one German and one Austrian, both very profound. Was surprised to realize how many German words I still remember.
Foreign films always offer perspectives and point of views that you will see nowhere else. It's like watching the culture from inside a foreign country with their eyes. I love it.
I agree 100%. When it becomes distracting, though, I watched a Danish movie, where three languages were going, original, voice-over and subtitles - I was going nuts. But still, it was a wonderful film. A real gem.
My comment would to everyone - reading subtitles is difficult is only at the beginning, after a while, it becomes almost effortless, the eye is trained to scan subs very fast and you see the imagery and everything. Foreign films have a lot to offer.