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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Sergio Leone is a classic example of dubbed post-war European film. Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy

The political history of dubbing in films

Governments could use dubbing to censor ideas they didn’t like or insert messages in line with their propaganda.
Bong Joon-ho’s film Parasite is only the 12th ‘foreign’ language film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Curzon Artificial Eye

Anglo-centric film culture and the continuing resistance to subtitles

In his Golden Globes acceptance speech, Parasite director Bong Joon-ho teased audiences about their unwillingness to watch subtitled films, highlighting the anglo-centric culture of film

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