Foreign Films That Wouldn’t Be Classics If They Were In English


Let me start this one with my top choice for le garbage heap.

Last Year at Marienbad.

With subtitles, the 1961 Alan Resnais talkathon seems vaguely profound, especially when you crowd into a downtown arthouse to watch it with other people wearing funky glasses.

But in English, all of its banal repetitiveness would be exposed like sores and it would surely be considered a tiresome dud hardly worth restoring and reviving all the time.

Your turn, mon cher.

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