Contributor Post Created with Sketch. ACF Europe #10: Red

 

Podcast’s back, with the conclusion of the Colors Trilogy–Krzystof Kieslowski’s story about the coming unification of Europe under the French Revolutionary banner of liberty, equality, and fraternity. Fraternity turns out to be a thornier problem since our desires are aroused and then disappointed by technology and, in chasing them, we become blind to what’s good for us. Nor can justice help us when our lives are ruined. Love might save people from abandonment, however.

Next: Terry Teachout on L.A. Confidential!

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  1. The Reticulator Member

    A technical question. (I’m not able to get your podcast to play on my computer, so I’m sorry if you already explained this.) It seems that if I get these films from Netflix, I’ll get the spoken French plus English subtitles, whereas on Amazon, the voices are dubbed in English. Do you happen to know if that’s correct? I don’t use either service (though have used them in the distant past) so don’t know if that’s how to interpret the uninformative information that’s given. I dislike dubbed voices, but enjoy listening to other languages with English subtitles. 

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    • November 1, 2019, at 7:12 PM PST
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  2. Titus Techera Contributor
    Titus Techera Post author

    Hello! So the original is indeed French (with small exceptions–Polish), but I do not know which versions play where, since there’s a lack of standards in these matters. I’m shocked to hear Netflix might have it; I’d expect Netflix to be chasing down each extant copy to burn, possibly also to administer beatings to those who possess the offending piece of cinema…

    Amazon Prime says they have the trilogy in original language, with English subtitles. Since signing up & canceling are easy, it’s worth a try.

    If you–or anyone else!–want to stream cinema, there’s now a Criterion Channel for Americans!

    As for the podcast–the files are in the .flac format, which I’m told is significantly higher quality than the old compressed files, you know, .mp3… So you probably just need a player on your computer that can deal with that format: VLC is a popular audio/video player that does the trick… I use the old winamp–it does the trick, too. Hope this helps–hope you’ll enjoy the movies!

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    • November 2, 2019, at 2:13 AM PST
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  3. The Reticulator Member

    Titus Techera (View Comment):

    Hello! So the original is indeed French (with small exceptions–Polish), but I do not know which versions play where, since there’s a lack of standards in these matters. I’m shocked to hear Netflix might have it; I’d expect Netflix to be chasing down each extant copy to burn, possibly also to administer beatings to those who possess the offending piece of cinema…

    Amazon Prime says they have the trilogy in original language, with English subtitles. Since signing up & canceling are easy, it’s worth a try.

    If you–or anyone else!–want to stream cinema, there’s now a Criterion Channel for Americans!

    As for the podcast–the files are in the .flac format, which I’m told is significantly higher quality than the old compressed files, you know, .mp3… So you probably just need a player on your computer that can deal with that format: VLC is a popular audio/video player that does the trick… I use the old winamp–it does the trick, too. Hope this helps–hope you’ll enjoy the movies!

    I do have VLC but probably my browser isn’t equipped to automatically open it. Will give it a try. Thx. 

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    • November 2, 2019, at 6:18 AM PST
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  4. Titus Techera Contributor
    Titus Techera Post author

    You’re welcome! The browser should play it automatically! Then again, I dunno your browser!

     

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    • November 2, 2019, at 8:43 AM PST
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