Not Able to Read English

I was talking with a coworker yesterday about films. We had both seen and enjoyed The Artist, about which I blogged at the weekend. She sadly shared her opinion that few people would see it, as they would be too close minded to see a silent black and white film. She then recounted a story from when she had worked at Blockbuster. People would return Pan’s Labyrinth and demand a refund because the film was in Spanish and subtitled. Somehow this was a shock, despite the cover bearing the proud claim that it had been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. There is irony that those renters insistent on English in their films could not comprehend the English on the box.

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