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More Cannonball Run Subtitles

I had a lot of stills left over from my last post about the Cannonball Run and I decided that they should not go to waste.

-I have already gone over how the translators took the short cut around the “romance” between Burt Reynolds and Farrah Fawcett. Throughout the entire movie this is the closest the translators ever got to conveying anything close to sincerity. In the original scene, Burt tells Farrah all about his love for racing and why he races. He brings up a relative who died right before retirement and how he needs to live for the moment. In the subtitles, Burt is telling Farrah something similar, but totally different:
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May 21, 2007 Posted by | adrienne barbeau, burt reynolds, Cannonball Run, Dom DeLuise, movies, subtitles | 3 Comments

Cannonball Run, Chinese DVD Subtitles

Remember Cannonball Run? Wish you didn’t? A few years ago I watched it again for the first time and found to my horror that it was so very entertaining…But not in the way one might think. It was not in the traditional, ironic, “so bad it’s good” sense. No, I found a way to watch this movie so that it became a comedy classic for the ages:

The Asian bootleg version’s English subtitles.

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May 19, 2007 Posted by | burt reynolds, Cannonball Run, Dom DeLuise, Farrah Fawcett, jackie chan, movies, translations | 6 Comments