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Movies: The 13th Warrior and language barriers portrayed 
2nd-Feb-2017 12:49 pm
Evil-hooray!
I saw this movie when it came out. I really love Banderas. We bought the movie, but I only re-watched it a time or two. Now comes Tor's electronic newsletter, with an amusing skewering of inaccuracies and a love letter to the film craft, particularly regarding language barriers. Now I want to watch it again! (And of course I adore The Hunt for Red October.)

For Melebeth, particularly, and others who appreciate the arts of language, acting, and filmmaking. Don't worry, it's a short article.

http://www.tor.com/2017/01/26/medieval-matters-the-13th-warrior/
Comments 
16th-Feb-2017 09:29 am (UTC)
History be damned, I love this movie. Esp. the montage where they show him learning the viking language over a campfire. I also agree with the squee over the Russian-becomes-English scene in Red October. One of my favorites.

Edited at 2017-02-16 09:35 am (UTC)
16th-Feb-2017 11:08 am (UTC)
Indeed. That was some excellent film craft.
16th-Feb-2017 11:11 am (UTC)
P.S. Since you are back on LJ, I re-added you as a friend. Welcome!
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