Questions tagged [translation]

Determining what characters say or write, or transference of a story from one language to another.

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On the elements of a internationally successful comedy movie

I know that humor is extremely difficult to translate across languages. Cultural, linguistic, and historical differences between societies largely account for this difficulty. Consequently, it's ...
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What did Oliver Queen say to the Russian guard in S02E06?

In the most recent episode of Arrow (season 2, episode 6), what did Oliver Queen say to the Russian guard (in Russian)? The scene is about 18 minutes into the episode.
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Translation of words spoken by King Julien

What is the English translation of what King Julien says here from the movie Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa? The language sounds Russian, but I am not sure.
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Who is responsible for movie titles in foreign countries?

I have always wondered who is responsible for movie titles in foreign countries. Specifically, for movies made in the USA and distributed internationally. Sometimes they only change a little, ...
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Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns: English or Italian?

When I've watched DVDs of Sergio Leone's "Spaghetti Westerns", such as A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, I've had the option to choose soundtracks in either English or Italian. ...
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What is the point of making some dialogues inaudible and not showing some language translations?

Today I was watching Sherlock Holmes and The Game of Shadows. In that movie, several foreign languages like German, French etc. were used. The film itself had no translation in English despite some ...
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Differences in plot from the Japanese and American versions of “Pokemon: The Movie”

I was reading the IMDb page for Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back and one of the bits of trivia states that "The Japanese version has an entirely different story". I know the Japanese version casts Mewtwo ...
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Morse code from Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun - excellent movie. In one scene the character played by Christian Bale, Jim signals to the invading Japanese Fleet with morse code. Shortly after they start firing at the building ...
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What did the legal advisor say in The Hitman?

In the movie The Hitman, Sal was enraged because he had been passed over for a plum assignment in favor of Grogan. Sal loudly expressed his outrage to the crime boss, but at a crucial moment the ...
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What did Black Widow say?

In the film The Avengers, Black Widow is a Russian super-spy. In the scene that introduces her, it ends with her receiving orders to bring in Dr. Bruce Banner. After receiving these orders, the ...
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What are all of the Chinese phrases in Firefly/Serenity?

Throughout the 14th episode of Firefly and the following movie there are many Chinese phrases strewn about. What are all of the Chinese phrases in Firefly/Serenity?