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Subtitles can be Fun

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:23 am
by kas
It gives me great joy to bring forth the pleasures of my dignified profession.

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http://paagalsubtitle.tumblr.com/

Re: Subtitles can be Fun

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:44 pm
by AndyM
Captain Beefheart lyrics??

Re: Subtitles can be Fun

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:50 pm
by kas
I can certainly hear the latter sentence set to a beefheartian beat...

Re: Subtitles can be Fun

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:25 pm
by DavidM
Do you mean someone pays you money to write stuff like that ? (!).

Does it involve "certain substances" ?

Re: Subtitles can be Fun

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:29 pm
by kas
I think "lack of language skills" is the only requirement for the job in South Asia. The vivid imagery in those subtitles is almost certainly accidental and not brought forward any psychedelic substances.

Not getting a script to work on always helps things to go wrong. Also, I suspect Indian subtitlers can expect a pitifully tiny compensation for their work.