August 29, 2003 9:59 PM Subscribe
Japanese Tolkien fans angered over translation issues.
Relatively old news, but I believe not that well known. Do the technical difficulties involved excuse the loss of important meaning in dialogue? Film translation seems to suffer from much less prestige than literary translation
, though that too has its controversies
. In the US, anime fans replay the loose vs strict translation debate daily, also protesting cuts
. Is it really impossible in the rush to make money off the geeks and
off the masses to stay relatively true to the original material?
posted by e^2 (21 comments total)