Thursday, June 12, 2008

Overheard at Mondo Kim's

Two customers leaving the rental floor a week or two ago ...

Dude 1: "Who directed this, Lumay?"
Dude 2: "Yeah, Sidney Lumay."

I wonder if they were renting Le Network?

11 comments:

Ed Howard said...

I'm embarrassed. I thought it was pronounced Lumay as well. The things you learn from blogs...

Adrian said...

Zach, we Aussie cinephiles have been saying 'Lumay' for decades !!

Zach Campbell said...

Ed, of course there's no need to be embarrassed, everyone mispronounces things. (I was mispronouncing Satantango for years.) What I thought makes this mispronunciation (and I am 98% sure it is indeed Loo-Met, and rummaging through a Google search seems to confirm it) entertaining is because Lumet himself is a bit of a bête noire for many francophilic auteurists!

Zach Campbell said...

Adrian, well, where do Aussies fall on the case of Jules Duh-SAH(N) ... ?

Renegade Eye said...

That was funny.

Brian said...

How does one pronounce Satantango, anyway? I get the feeling it doesn't rhyme with "Dayton mango" after all...

Zach Campbell said...

I was told, shah-tahn-tahn-go, I guess with slight syballic accents on 1 and 3. Hungarian speakers, let us know if this needs amendation!

girish said...

While we're on the topic, does anyone know how "Boetticher" is pronounced?

Adrian said...

I think it's roughly 'Betiker' - rather than 'Berticher' ?

Julian said...

Adrian, don't lump all Aussies in with your ignorant friends. Anyone who knows cinema knows the proper way to pronounce Lumet.

Thin Brown Duke said...

Zach Campbell - 'Sátántangó' is pronounced 'SHA-tan-ton-GO'. :)