LINGUIST List 7.485

Sat Mar 30 1996

Sum: Language & the Movies

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  1. Ernest Scatton, Language & the Movies

Message 1: Language & the Movies

Date: Sat, 30 Mar 1996 12:38:58 EST
From: Ernest Scatton <>
Subject: Language & the Movies
I received many responses to my request regarding films that are
interesting from a linguistic point of view. Thanks to all who
replied. The following list is a summary of responses. The list,
which I will keep up-dating, is available at:

1984 (1984; also 1954 version)*
Alphaville (1965; French w/English subtitles)*
Awakenings (1990)*
The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)*
Children of a Lesser God (1986)*
A Clockwork Orange (1971)*
Congo (1995)
Doctor Doolittle (1967)*
El hombre de papel (The paper man; 197?)
Encino Man (1992)*
Europa Europa (1991; German/Russian w/English subtitles)
Every Man for Himself and God against All (aka The Mystery of Kasper Hauser, 
 The Enigma of Kasper Hauser; German w/English subtitles)*
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1984)*
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)*
Iceman (1984)*
The Miracle Worker (1962)*
My Cousin Vinny (1992)*
My Fair Lady (1964)*
The Name of the Rose (1986)*
Nell (1995)
The Piano (1993)*
Project X (1987)*
Pygmalion (1938)*
Stargate (1995)
The Quest for Fire (1982)*
Star Trek: Darmok 
The Wild Child (1970; French w/English subtitles)*

*available on video according to VideoHound's Golden Retriever 1995

Ernest Scatton Germanic & Slavic Hum254
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