Monday, May 09, 2005

S*tisfact*ry c*nclusi*n unlikely

As you probably know if you had a look at my homepage, I am translating movies. For the translation, you usually get (along with the movie itself) so-called "Subtitle/Spotting List". This is something like a screenplay, however, it's not based on screenplay but "reverse-engineered" from the dialogues in the finished movie so that it can be exactly same as the dialogue in the movie.

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It also contains helpful hints about the meanings of specific sentences. For example (and this is real-life example from one of Bruckheimer's epics), someone says "We are f*cked" and the S/S List helpfully explains: "F*cked: Being in a situation in which satisfactory conclusion is unlikely".

Recently, I translated Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven". The person who wrote the explanations for the S/S List had some very interesting ideas about measurement systems in 11th century Jerusalem (click on the image).

3 comments:

pinus said...

That calls for the translation "nula celá čtyři kilometru! ... nula celá tři kilometru!" ;-))

pinus said...

By the way, you should remove the css definitions from the RSS feed fields...

pumlicz said...

i think we should see in cinema for ourselves..