Thursday, January 13, 2005

"Lost in Translation" Translation

I've seen bits and parts of Lost in Translation playing on Starz and always wondered what that Japanese commercial director was saying to Mr. Harris. Since there's no subtitles, the viewer is as confused as Harris, but knows as well as he does that the translator isn't telling him everything that the director is saying. Here's an English transcript of the scene. Anyone who's seen America's Next Top Model cycle 3's first episode in Japan knows Japanese commercial directors aren't really like that.