THE OX-BOW INCIDENT ...

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THE OX-BOW INCIDENT ...

Post by dulcinea » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:55 am

... is playing now on the ENCORE WESTERN channel; have you ever seen it? William Wellman and Henry Fonda considered it one of their best movies. Its Spanish name is CONCIENCIAS MUERTAS=DEAD CONSCIENCES.
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Re: THE OX-BOW INCIDENT ...

Post by jbuck919 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:10 am

dulcinea wrote:... is playing now on the ENCORE WESTERN channel; have you ever seen it? William Wellman and Henry Fonda considered it one of their best movies. Its Spanish name is CONCIENCIAS MUERTAS=DEAD CONSCIENCES.
Maybe we should have a thread on movie titles completely altered in translation. I just watched Werner Herzog's "Jeder fuer sich und Gott gegen Alle" (Everyone for himself and God against all) as "The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser." Trying to avoid non-inclusive language, I suppose, but drastic changes are very common in both directions and many languages. A famous example is The Sound of Music which in German is Meine Lieder, meine Traeume (My songs, my dreams).

Sorry to change the subject. I would have to have a gun put to my head to watch any western except Blazing Saddles. :)
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Re: THE OX-BOW INCIDENT ...

Post by DavidRoss » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:51 am

dulcinea wrote:... is playing now on the ENCORE WESTERN channel; have you ever seen it? William Wellman and Henry Fonda considered it one of their best movies. Its Spanish name is CONCIENCIAS MUERTAS=DEAD CONSCIENCES.
Saw it most recently just a couple of months ago, via netflix streaming. Not one of my favorites. Like most Westerns, it's a morality play teaching what it is to be a stand-up guy and do the right thing regardless of prevailing mores...but this one's a bit too heavy-handed for my tastes.
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Re: THE OX-BOW INCIDENT ...

Post by HoustonDavid » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:20 pm

Certainly a classic and preachy by modern standards. When I first saw it in the '40s, I was unaware of
the inevitable ending and the concept of a morality play. As a youngster of 7 or 8, I was shocked at the
hanging, and the "surprise" ending. It was a very sad experience. BTW, I consider CONCIENCIAS MUERTAS
a terrible retitling that belies the story and would lead me to "pass" on it if my primary language was Spanish.
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