In a message dated 9/9/03 8:25:32 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>There are times when the actors voices don't match what their mouths are
>saying, and sometimes characters speak without moving their mouths at all!
> Toto does a couple of corny lip-synch songs, but he obviously doesn't
>even know all the words.
All Italian studio films until the 60s were shot without sync (recorded during filming) sound and were dubbed later. Cinecetta, the big studio outside Rome, didn't even have sound proof stages. At some point-Cleopatra I think-sound stages were built. This is what made the Neo Realists such a shock in Italy-their films-Open City, Stromboli, La Strada, The Bicycle Thief (I had to get some classic content in here) were shot in almost a documentary style. Phil Brown Edge of a storm hitting us but just some cloud cover in San Rafael, Ca