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The original foreign film?its sights and sounds?is available to all, but the viewer is utterly dependent on a translator and an untold number of technicians who produce the graphic text or disconnected speech through which we must approach the foreign film. A bad translation can ruin a film?s beauty, muddy its plot, and turn any joke sour.
In this wide-ranging work, Abé Mark Nornes examines the relationships between moving-image media and translation and contends that film was a globalized medium from its beginning and that its transnational traffic has been greatly influenced by interpreters. He discusses the translation of film theory, interpretation at festivals and for coproductions, silent era practice, ? talkies,? subtitling, and dubbing.
Nornes?who has written subtitles for Japanese cinema?looks at the ways misprision of theory translations produced stylistic change, how silent era lecturers contributed to the construction of national cinemas, how subtitlers can learn from anime fans, and how ultimately interpreters can be, in his terms, ?traders or traitors.?
Abé Mark Nornes is associate professor of Asian languages and cultures and film and video studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Japanese Documentary Film (Minnesota, 2003) and Forest of Pressure (Minnesota, 2007).
Titolo: Cinema Babel: Translating Global Cinema
Casa editrice: Univ Of Minnesota Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2008
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro University of Minnesota Press, 2008. Condizione libro: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. No dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 3884935
Descrizione libro Univ Of Minnesota Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0816650411 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the boards, no dust jacket as issued with a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Codice libro della libreria Z0816650411Z2
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808166504153.0
Descrizione libro Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0816650411