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Translating titles for films

From:Carlos Thompson <chlewey@...>
Date:Sunday, March 7, 1999, 8:50
Many times when a movie is shown on theatres, the titles are not exactly =
title of the original movie, nor a direct translation of the original tit=

Examples: the name in Spanish of "The Sound of Music" was "La novicia reb=
(the rebel noun) or the name of the animated "101 Dalmatians" where "La n=
oche de
las narices fr=EDas" (the cold noses' night).

Even a Cuban film titled "Para Diego, con amor" (For Diego with love) whe=
_translated_ in Colombia as "Fresa y chocolate" (chocolate and strawberry=

There are many reasons: no direct translation, cultural problems, some ot=
movie called that way... like "Die Hard" -> "Duro de matar" (Hard to kill=
), if
there were then another movie called "Hard to kill"... how would it be

I propose as another translation exercise to translate the titles of movi=
es (or
books, or TV series, etc.) and we could begin with the nominees for the A=

> Elizabeth
USA - Elizabeth
> La vita e bella (sp?)
USA - Life is beautiful Ita - La vita e bella Col - La vita e bella (untranslated from Italian)
> Saving Private Ryan
USA - Saving Private Ryan Col - Salvando al soldado Ryan
> Shakespeare in Love
USA - Shakespeare in Love
> The Thin Red Line
> Elizabeth
Chl - Elizabet /e'li:zaBEt/
> La vita e bella (sp?)
Chl - Bewso dreye /bju:zo 'dri:@/ bewso - life dreyi - to be beautiful
> Saving Private Ryan
Chl - Gumgum Rayan se o tronkay /'gum?gum 'rr&j@n s@o 'trONk&/ gumgum - soldier, (private) se - pasive marker o - continuous aspect tronki - save -ay - potential mode
> Shakespeare in Love
Chl - Shakespeare lonke /'SEkspje@ 'lONk@/ lonki - be in love
> The Thin Red Line
Chl - Da funfi delime yale /d@ 'funfI 'de:lIm@ Za:l@/ Da - the, that funfi - line delimi - to be thin yali - to be red -- o_o =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3Dw=3D=3D=3Dw=3D=3D=3D=3D####### Chlewey Thompin ## #### ## ## ## ------------------------------------------------##-## ## ### - =BFPor qu=E9 no? - No tiene sentido. - =BFQu=E9 sentido? El sentido no existe. - El sentido inverso. O el sentido norte. El sentido com=FAn, tal ve= z. O sin sentido, como aqu=ED. (-- Graeville 2)