dimanche 5 février 2006
Last night Alain and I went to one of the two original version (VO) cinemas in town. This one was called Varietes, the other is the Cesar. These show foreign films with subtitles and french independant films. The price was 7 euros each, but you can buy a 10 pass for 49 euros total. We went to see Brokeback Mountain, which I enjoyed. The last time we went it was to see Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Guess who picked these movies,
I have gotten good enough with French that I can now recognize certain verb tenses and grammer points. "Look! There's the subjunctive!" Yeah you big dork, just watch the movie. I can also tell when the sense of the translation doesn't exactly match the sense of the original. And sometimes I read the subtitles to understand what is happening when it is too quiet to hear the English.
Happy to say that there is no concession stand to buy HUGE sodas, popcorn, nachos, pretzels, candy, etc. So there is no crunching, slurping, unwrapping, or crinkling during the movie. But I guess at the normal big theaters with the dubbed movies there are the typical movie foods available. This theater just has a wine bar, beh oui.
Another funny thing is that at the bottom of the theater, near the screen, there is a small Toilette room. I think I would be too embarassed to get up in front of everybody, walk down there, use it, then walk back to my seat.
Good time had by all. Ok, me and Alain at least.

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