8 Mar 2015

Matching sound to vision

From Standing Room Only, 1:34 pm on 8 March 2015

Worldwide, dubbed film and television is the norm. It’s only English speaking nations that don’t regularly see a mouth movement that doesn’t quite match up to that impassioned speech by the lead. Shaun D Wilson asked awarding-winning American journalist Mac McClelland, who for Matter magazine has reported on the French dubbing industry, for her insight into this fundamentally foreign endeavour, where careers prosper depending on the success of English speaking counterparts.

French actress Nathalie Karsenti
French actress Nathalie Karsenti is the French January Jones, Keira Knightley, Eva Mendes and Zoe Saldana. Credit: Thibault Montamat

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