June 25, 2009

How to Teach Rebels a Lesson

Whenever possible, I watch movies with subtitles to help me appreciate the dialogue.

This is especially important with kung fu movies. In this genre, I turn the subtitles on AND cue the dubbed English, to get that sublime lip-synch mismatch.

This pays off during a classic like The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. Not only is the dubbed dialogue kooky, but the subtitles are different from the dubbing! The best subtitle of that film:

“We must capture the rebels and kill them to scare them off!”

Let's review:
1.) Capture rebels.
2.) Kill them.
3.) Scare them off.

That’ll teach them a lesson!

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