The first time I saw Coppola’s ‘The Godfather’ I found a scene dialog quite strange and unreal. I’m talking about one of the scenes filmed in Sicilia. Mike (Al Pacino) is talking to her future wife’s father and after each sentence one of his two guards repeats, using different words, what he’s just said. For example… Mike: ‘I am Vito Corleone’s son’ - Guard: ’His father is Don Vito Corleone’ and so on. I though that was quite strange but I couldn’t find out an answer. When last year I saw the film in original language I understood the ‘mystery’! In that scene Mike is talking in English and his guard translates in Italian what he’s saying. Obviously when the whole film was translated in Italian they found a funny problem to solve. I don’t know what they could do but I only can say that their solution wasn’t the best one. Many people fond of cinema don’t like translation and prefer to watch subtitled (in their own language) films. I agree that a film should be seen in the original version but the subtitles are also a boring obstacle for a properly screening. So, what to do? Obviously the best solution is to learn the language in which the film is realized and then to watch it in original language… ehehe
Rachel, has Clara enjoyed her school trip? What has she visited with her classmates? Thank you for all travel language suggestions. I’m curious about the word ‘voyage’, is it borrowed from the French language or is the French ‘voyage’ which is borrowed from English? Is the pronunciation different from the French one?
Gooooooollllllll! Zambrotta has just put us ahead with an incredible strike! Italy 1-0 Ukraine… I say ‘in bocca al lupo’ to Italy hoping that the wolf won’t eat us…
I say goodbye with this photo which I took this afternoon in my Turin apartment with my webcam. Behind me the mythical Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver. I bought this poster in Camden Town during my London holiday which I talked about some posts ago. It is a shot from the famous scene in which De Niro, aiming his gun against the wall, says ‘you talkin’ to me?’
Good luck for tomorrow, Rachel. I’ll be a great English fun…
See you soon
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