Subtitles: On the Foreignness of Film
by Atom Egoyan, a review from Boldtype by Toby Warner.
"Not unlike the lack of translated works in our bookstores, the dearth of foreign films in our theatres speaks volumes about our cultural isolationism. With this lovingly edited and designed collection, filmmaker Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter, Ararat) and literature professor Ian Balfour celebrate the much-maligned middlemen of world cinema: subtitles. While definitely a high-brow gift-tome, it's an approachable one, thanks in large part to its exceptional attention to design. The book's gorgeous layout was created by Egoyan with Italian designer Gilberto Li, and they've simply outdone themselves. It's the little things that matter: the book's wide-format layout mimics a silver screen, right down to an insanely anal use of the cinematic 1.66:1 ratio." Read the entire Boldtype review.