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Old 27.07.2012, 13:05
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Rex cinema in Basel

I went to see The Dark Knight Rises yesterday and while I really enjoyed the movie I noticed that the sound balance was off. The center speaker (typically dialogue) was set lower than stereo left and right. This made it rather difficult to understand what was being said during many sequences where action was also taking place.

It ultimately wasn't much of a problem for me because I could read the German subtitles. However typically the subtitles are "shorthand" of what is truly being said. It often would condense 2 lines of spoken dialogue into 1 short sentence. The true flavor and emotion was thereby lost.

What really gets me is if a theater is going to show a film in original language then they should balance to speakers accordingly. I chose to see the film in English so I WANT TO HEAR ENGLISH not have the sound of fisticuffs overwhelming critical plot dialogue.

When I see films that are dubbed in German this isn't a problem. I have noticed this observation to be true with other films such as The Avengers and the Harry Potter movies. The center speaker was also set much lower than the stereo left and right.
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Re: Rex cinema in Basel

you do know that there are many complaints that speech is hard to hear in this film? Its one of the first complaints i read in reviews
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