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    Cool Dialogue-Free movie

    What is it understood for a dialogue-free movie?

    Maybe a movie which dialogues are improvised in?

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    Default Re: Dialogue-Free movie

    Much more likely to be one in which there is no dialogue at all.

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    Cool Re: Dialogue-Free movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Much more likely to be one in which there is no dialogue at all.
    So, please, data-free means "no data at all", or in this case it means "free data, data that's not payable." How many meanings has the suffix "-free" ?

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    Default Re: Dialogue-Free movie

    You really have to put these into context. Give some examples of sentences in which you find them.

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    Default Re: Dialogue-Free movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Much more likely to be one in which there is no dialogue at all.
    I agree, but with one reservation. The normal term for movies made before the introduction of sound and lip-syncing is 'silent movie'. Perhaps someone using the term 'dialogue-free movie' would be referring to a modern movie that just didn't have dialogue - perhaps a 'short'; or something like Disney's Fantasia, which had sound but not dialogue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    You really have to put these into context. Give some examples of sentences in which you find them.
    I've found it at the following sentence talking on mobiles: "It's provided data-free to the consumer."





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    Default Re: Dialogue-Free movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    I've found it at the following sentence talking on mobiles: "It's provided data-free to the consumer."




    This looks like a marketing usage. It sounds as if the mobile telephony provider is offering some service that, although it involves downloading some data - say, a weather forecast - does not affect that subscriber's normal fee for downloading data; perhaps their contract allows the downloading of 1Gb a month free, and after that they have to pay - the service advertised doesn't affect that month's credit. (I don't know for sure, I'm not much of a mobile phone user. But it sounds to me like the sort of offering such companies would make.)

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    Last edited by BobK; 18-Feb-2008 at 11:12. Reason: Fix typo

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