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Movies in Latin

Postby andmed » Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:19 pm

What movies in Latin language do you know and would recomend (apart from the "Passion of the Christ"). It would be nice if it has subtitles too!

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Andrey

p.s. I searched this forum for "movies" and found one topic viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5280&p=44797&hilit=movies#p44797 but the link there is dead, so I have even no idea what it was about.
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Re: Movies in Latin

Postby bedwere » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:23 pm

Fortasse istud?

Maybe this?


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Re: Movies in Latin

Postby adrianus » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:36 pm

Sebastiane by Derek Jarman is the only latin-language feature film I know. It's good,—but note well: it's an erotic film dealing with love between Roman soldiers.

Sebastiane (1976) de Derek Jarman est sola taenia plenâ formâ in sermonibus latinis quam gnosco. Bona est,—at nota benè: est taenia erotica amorem inter milites Romanos spectans.
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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Re: Movies in Latin

Postby paulusnb » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:22 am

adrianus wrote:Sebastiane by Derek Jarman is the only latin-language feature film I know. It's good,—but note well: it's an erotic film dealing with love between Roman soldiers.

Sebastiane (1976) de Derek Jarman est sola taenia plenâ formâ in sermonibus latinis quam gnosco. Bona est,—at nota benè: est taenia erotica amorem inter milites Romanos spectans.


maybe I can show it to my sixth grade Latin class. :lol:
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Re: Movies in Latin

Postby Damoetas » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:35 am

paulusnb wrote:maybe I can show it to my sixth grade Latin class. :lol:


Judging by the clips of it on YouTube, I think that would be a wonderful idea! Especially if you are planning to quit that job soon anyway :)
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Re: Movies in Latin

Postby edonnelly » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:55 am

Does the whole movie have to be in Latin? Ah, nevermind. I suppose Romanes eunt domus wouldn't be enough Latin either way...

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Re: Movies in Latin

Postby adrianus » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:20 pm

If it's any consolation, the actors in Sebastiane were unskilled in Latin, you might like to know, but did well nevertheless. And the dialogue is pretty sparse!

Si vobis consolationem adhibeat, scitote latinum in loquendo scaenicos illius taeniae non peritos, at benè tamen perfecti sunt. Et macrius colloquium!
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Re: Movies in Latin

Postby adrianus » Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:07 pm

Nor do I think any latin subtitles have been produced for any film (I looked), which would have been useful.

Nec exstant, nisi fallor, subtituli in sermonibus latinis cuicunque taeniolae producti (eos inquisivi), quod aliter opus fuisset.
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Re: Movies in Latin

Postby paulusnb » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:53 pm

There are these. http://www.lingua.co.uk/latin/ I cannot imagine they are any good. And then there is the Forum Romanum DVD from American Classics League. (http://www.nle.org/forum.html) The value of these, from what I understand, is that they are horribly cheesy. But they are in Latin. You could always watch Luke the Horse's newscasts on Youtube and wonder at the wide variety of colorful shirts he owns. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRGTYXulemg)
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Re: Movies in Latin

Postby paulusnb » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:07 am

adrianus wrote:If it's any consolation, the actors in Sebastiane were unskilled in Latin, you might like to know, but did well nevertheless. And the dialogue is pretty sparse!


I was not going to touch this with a 10 inch pole, but does the movie make up for its sparsity of dialogue by extending other matters?
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Re: Movies in Latin

Postby adrianus » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:16 am

If you're not just kidding (you could be, of course, paulusnb), I can say this in reply. It's still quite shocking today as a movie; it's all about the visual; it's not into innuendo; and maybe the aesthetics swamp the story of Christian martyrdom.

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Re: Movies in Latin

Postby Impiger » Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:19 pm

An almost feature length movie has been made by the Latin Teacher and students at Santa Monica High School in California. The language is totally Latin and it is about the lives and problems of the students. The title is 'Pacifica' and this preview can be seen on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEMmbxAHycY

You might contact the 'producer' for more details.

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Re: Movies in Latin

Postby quendidil » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:14 am

The Passion of the Christ is available in Ecclesiastical Latin IIRC.
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Re: Movies in Latin

Postby Impiger » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:07 pm

I should add that the classic film 'Man for All Seasons' with Paul Schofield (1966), there is a great scene in which Thomas More's daughter speaks Latin with Henry VIII.

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Re: Movies in Latin

Postby Kaleiokanakaanuenue » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:28 am

There's a 2014 movie called "The Roman" or "The Son of Raw's The Roman" by Simon Rawson. The script is entirely Ecclesiastical Latin, I think. I haven't been able to find the full movie (in fact, I believe the movie was only finished in June).

As this is my second post, I'm unable to post any links, but if anyone is interested in a trailer, you can search IMDB and find a link to Rawson's website.

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