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No.869  修正英語コメント&リスト表題
発言者: ハーブ
発言日: 2002 12/12 02:14


Examples of Mistranslations that Distorted "The Fellowship of the Ring"

    Corrected and Uncorrected in DVD(2-disk)/VHS

      (Re-translated into English)


Here is the tip of the iceberg for you to scan through. See what damage
a subtitler can do to a film. The whole thing is also enclosed
in the form of thick volume of papers.


(from "The List of Most Serious Errors" sent to you in August)

>At the Signof the Prancing Pony (chapter12)
[script] Good evening, little Masters.
[subtitle] What are these shorties here for?
comment:The subtitle made Barliman too rude a landlord to offer any greetings to his guests, who looks down on Hobbits.

>The Council of Elrond (chapte23)
[script] Long has my father, the Steward of Gondor kept the forces of Mordor at bay. By the blood of our people are your lands kept safe.
[subtitle] My father who was the Steward of Gondor beat off the army of Mordor. By the blood of our people, he kept your lands safe.
comment:According to the subtitle, Boromir's father was already dead. Some of the audience who had read the original thought the story was changed by the director.

>The Bridge of Khazad-dum (chapter30)
[script] I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor!
[subtitle] I am a servant of the Secret(Anor) Fire, the Creator of life!
comment:It is unbelievable. "Wielder of the flame" was eliminated, Anor was identified with Secret, and "the Creator of life" was made up by the translator.

>Lothlorien (chapter31)
[script] And the tower guard shall take up the call "The Lords of Gondor have returned."
[subtitle] And the tower guard will cry "The King of Gondor has returned."
comment:Boromir calls Aragorn his king only at his death. But the subtitle completely ignored this and spoiled the climax of the film.

>Farewell to Lorien (chapter34)
[script] I give you the light of Earendil, our most beloved star.
[subtitle] I give you the light of Elendil.
comment:All the Tolkien readers among the audience were puzzled to find "Earendil" was changed to "Elendil", leaping over three thousand years.

>Parth Galen (chapter36)
[script] You are not yourself.
[subtitle] You are a liar!
comment:Frodo knows Boromir is now under the dominion of the ring, but the subtitle described Frodo as despising Boromir utterly. It settled the impression of Boromir for the audience as an ill-willed, dishonest man.

>Parth Galen (chapter36)
[script] Can you protect me from yourself? Would you destroy it?
[subtitle] Don't you need this? Can you destroy it?
comment:It looked as if Frodo were the tempter, not the ring.

>The Departure of Boromir (chapter38)
[script] Our people. Our people.
[subtitle] Our species. Human beings.
comment:Boromir means the people of Minas Tirith, not the human race on earth as a whole. This subtitle does not lead to the next line of Aragorn, "I will not let the White City fall."

>The Departure of Boromir (chapter38)
[script] I do not know what strength is in my blood. But I swear to you, I will not let the White City fall. Nor our people fail.
[subtitle] By the strength in my blood, I will protect our city, and save men from ruin.
comment:It was too bold of the translator to assume that Aragorn no longer expressed his doubts about his inheritance.

>The Departure of Boromir (chapter38)
[script] I would have followed you, my brother. My captain. My king.
[subtitle] I feel regret, our brother. Our captain. Our king.
comment:After Boromir heard Aragorn's words "our people", he finally accepts Aragorn as the king. "My" is an important word because Boromir personally pledges allegiance to his uncrowned king. These subtitles obscured Boromir's feelings.

>The First Footage of "The Twe Towers"
[script] Sauron is not so mighty yet that he is above fear.
[subtitle] Sauron is nothing for us to fear.
comment:This error reveales the translator's total lack of very basic knowledge of the story in addition to the very poor understanding of English language.

>The First Footage of "The Twe Towers"
[script] So Gandalf Greyhame thinks he has found the lost King of Gondor.
[subtitle] Did Gandalf find the lost Kingdom of Gondor?
comment:Another unprofessional mistake. One who does not know the difference between 'king' and 'kingdom' should not do the job.


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