Film

Danish Noir and Australian Light

When television first came to Australia subtitled films were banned. Late at night you might see a continental film with Jean Gabin dubbed by some bass-voiced anonymous American actor speaking an atrocious translation of the original French. Those of us who cared about cinema would only watch these dubbed versions to get an idea of a famous film that we hoped someday to see in a subtitled print. All this changed with the establishment of SBS and World Movies in the early eighties. Now, almost as a matter of course, we can see not only the so called art-house classics,…

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