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Re: Sorry if this is the wrong place for a question....
could it be the different rates at which the TV screen is refreshed in US
and UK. I'm not sure whether the sound is connected to the screen refresh
rate - and maybe it's not connected to different perceptions you are
I've recently seen both of the Branagh films. I'm pretty sure that Dead
Again was an American production, and I too recognize the audio difference.
Peter's Friends is a British production and I think it was produced with
help of Channel 4 (TV station) which is one of the few companies in the UK
dedicated to keeping our drastically underfunded film industry afloat. If
it was funded by Channel 4 then there is a high chance it was produced with
showing on TV in mind - and the filming would then be different. I'm afraid
I don't know the technical details.
I am always aware when I am watching a US or UK production on film in the
same way you are. This may be culturally learnt. I find it easier to
listen/watch UK films, and also north European productions. What about the
deathly silences in Bergman films? Are these more American to you - perhaps
it a Scandinavian thing.
Hope this is of some use.
* Kevin L. Baker *
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