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    Question What does "Beta Prod Cest Voir present " mean?Please help me.

    I came acroos this expression when I was watching a documentary.The expression appears as part of the caption at the beginning of the film.The context may be seen with the following expressions which are part of the caption.
    Michel Noll Presents
    Revolution
    Beta Prod C’est Voir present
    Seven Months Of Chaos
    Two Presidents for a Single Chair in Madagascar
    A film by Gal Mocar
    So what does "Beta Prod C’est Voir present "mean here ? Could anyone please translate it into English for me ? Any help is much appreciated.
    Last edited by on the way; 30-Jul-2011 at 03:37.

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    Re: What does "Beta Prod Cest Voir present " mean?Please help me.

    Quote Originally Posted by on the way View Post
    I came acroos this expression when I was watching a documentary.The expression appears as part of the caption at the beginning of the film.The context may be seen with the following expressions which are part of the caption.
    Michel Noll Presents
    Revolution
    Beta Prod Cest Voir present
    Seven Months Of Chaos
    Two Presidents for a Single Chair in Madagascar
    A film by Gal Mocar
    So what does "Beta Prod Cest Voir present "mean here ? Could anyone please translate it into English for me ? Any help is much appreciated.

    Beta Prod (short for production) sorry in French but you can try google translate or any other one
    Beta production - Wikipdia

    C'est (it's) a (to) Voir (see) but that's just a word by word translation click on the link below for meaning and use.
    http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=762945

    Not a teacher or much of a French speaker actually. But I'm pretty sure the above is correct.

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    Re: What does "Beta Prod Cest Voir present " mean?Please help me.

    I'd guess that C'est Voir was just the name of the production company; it 'means' 'that is to be seen', but is used commonly to mean 'we shall see'/'that's in the lap of the gods'/'the jury's still out'/'time will tell'/....

    So, when used as the name of a production company (the idea's growing on me ) it's a pun, implying 'We produce films that you have to see'.

    b

    PS So you could analyse the subject line like this:

    Beta Prod[uction] - title

    C'est Voir - production company

    Present - verb (not the homonymous adjective)
    Last edited by BobK; 31-Jul-2011 at 11:49. Reason: Added PS

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    Re: What does "Beta Prod Cest Voir present " mean?Please help me.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I'd guess that C'est Voir was just the name of the production company; it 'means' 'that is to be seen', but is used commonly to mean 'we shall see'/'that's in the lap of the gods'/'the jury's still out'/'time will tell'/....

    So, when used as the name of a production company (the idea's growing on me ) it's a pun, implying 'We produce films that you have to see'.

    b
    PS Yup: C'est Voir Production [fr]

    b

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