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Review of Samuel L. Jackson en francais

Beautiful use of juxtaposition between Samuel L. Jackson's dialog and the French translation. Thierry Desroses is an engaging talker who dwells nicely on the aesthetics of dubbing. I was particularly touched by his comments about watching the eyes of the people he portrays.

One little quibble: How did Desroses tackle the bust-out line from "Snakes on a Plane"? Something that turned on the notion that "there are f&$%(ing snakes on this f*7&$#@ing plane!" Beep the original, leave the French intact. We are, after all, the people who invented Freedom Fries, so who would know?

Just a passing thought...