Rethinking the Art of Subtitles

By Grant Rosenberg/Paris Tuesday, May 15, 2007 Early on in the 2004 supernatural Russian thriller Night Watch, the protagonist, trying to prevent a witch from casting a spell on his unborn child, yells at the top of his lungs in protest. For English-speaking audiences, the subtitles do more than just translate the literal meaning: the words “no” and “stop” with three

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