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The Day After Tomorrow

Postby Takeo Saeki » Wed 04.26.2006 7:25 pm

I'm watching the movie "The Day After Tomorrow" starring Dennis Quaid. It just got done with the scene in which there was a storm that sent massive hail falling over Japan. I have a question about that scene. Was that actually Japanese they were speaking? Because a lot of it didn't sound like Japanese to me. The last line, I could tell was Japanese. With the wife on the phone "Moshi moshi, Taka? Daijobu? Taka?". But everything else didn't sound like it. I don't know, maybe I just wasn't listening properly. I didn't get much sleep last night. Can anyone clear this up for me?
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RE: The Day After Tomorrow

Postby Kojin » Wed 04.26.2006 8:34 pm

i love that movie i was kind of wondering the same thing when i saw it
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RE: The Day After Tomorrow

Postby Harisenbon » Thu 04.27.2006 1:43 am

It was japanese, but it was spoken in a really weird accent. My wife and I could have sworn they were Chinese people speaking Japanese, but when we checked IMDB, they were all credited with Japanese names.

Also the fact that the scene was not a typical Japanese scene was kinda off-setting (people fighting with police outside of chinese-style ramen-shops).
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RE: The Day After Tomorrow

Postby Takeo Saeki » Thu 04.27.2006 2:07 am

Ah, I see. That explains it. Interesting. Arigatou gozaimasu for your explanation, Harisenbon-san. :)
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RE: The Day After Tomorrow

Postby Oracle » Thu 04.27.2006 2:08 am

Harisenbon wrote:
It was japanese, but it was spoken in a really weird accent. My wife and I could have sworn they were Chinese people speaking Japanese, but when we checked IMDB, they were all credited with Japanese names.


Perhaps third or fourth generation Japanese born in the US?
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RE: The Day After Tomorrow

Postby Takeo Saeki » Thu 04.27.2006 2:28 am

^That's what I was thinking.
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RE: The Day After Tomorrow

Postby TrilinguisT » Fri 04.28.2006 9:03 pm

Hmm... wierd japanese?

I dont know if this is true, but my teacher told us that country folkes say Chigau as "chiou!" sounds funny
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RE: The Day After Tomorrow

Postby kanadajin » Fri 04.28.2006 10:05 pm

TrilinguisT, That would be kinda funny but it would make sense becuase of their accent.. Third generation of Japanese born in the US?!?:o That would be weird..
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RE: The Day After Tomorrow

Postby Cobra » Fri 08.11.2006 9:46 am

i remeber when i was in band (played the sax) we had to play some music from that movie. i had no idea what the movie was about (i didn't watch it) while everyone around me was like "Oh yay i saw that movie!"
the music was cool..... after we got it down perfectly.... :)
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