"We're definitely not in Cannes anymore...actually, we've never been there."
Friday, January 8, 2010
Posted by Mead at 12:12 PM
Visual Cues: Most Hindi films are three hours long or more, so everything has time to be explained and dramatized to death. That means you will have enough flashbacks and confrontations to figure out what the general problem is. In my opinion, any movie should be able to be interpreted primarily through the visuals anyway.
Sometime, try watching a film you’ve never watched before, doesn’t matter what language it is, on mute, and see how much of it you can understand. It probably sounds like a chore, but it’s actually really fun, and it sharpens observational skills. Or at least, it’s helped me out. Then, the second time you watch the movie, try it with the subtitles. You can fill in the blanks of the little details you didn’t get the first time, and see how much you actually do understand without knowing a line of dialogue.