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Re: 2016 Movie "Swallows and Amazons"


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Posted by Ed Kiser on March 27, 2017 at 10:20:53 user Kisered.

In Reply to: Re: 2016 Movie "Swallows and Amazons" posted by Alan Hakim on March 26, 2017 at 10:08:13:

Alan - How well I remember that TV link to permit me to "BE THERE" and never leave Florida. My mode of speech was intentionally kept free of certain heavy local dialect in view of who that audience was. I have done broadcasting on the radio in my younger days, working my way through college, and the guide there was "sound like Walter Cronkite" as that was hopefully a General American dialect, suitable for non-USA ears. I am glad you folks were able to understand me enough to get by, as hopefully that was my deliberate intent.

As for the DVD, for some fantastic reason, a DVD that works in England does not necessarily work in the USA. This S&A movie is a British product, available in the British DVD, but as for it ever making it across The Pond to be available in USA compatible format DVD, perhaps that is a long wait.

British Adult actors, I can hear and understand them, such as "FOLYE'S WAR" (an excellent police mystery TV series) It is the YOUNGER set like in Harry Potter and now in S&A that fail to land properly on my ears.

The version I was watching was on YOUTUBE, and as someone pointed out, it was probably an illegal copy, with poor reproduction of the sound which would garble the words even more. I did see a TRAILER version on YOUTUBE, and it being official, that sound seemed to be proper, and glory be, I was ABLE to HEAR them considerably better (if not perfectly). The lost of understanding therefore I believe to be the poor quality of the sound reproduction, but, that is all I had access to. My VCR cassette tape (this goes back quite some years) of the 1974 version was quite understandable for the most part. Meanwhile, this new S&A is just not within my grasp. Humph...


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