31 of 38 people found the following review helpful
rich film, poor translation,
By A Customer
This review is from: Roma [DVD] (DVD)
excellent experimental film by Fellini. Not a documentary but not even fiction... or is this film both? Only Fellini could have shown the deep hidden spirit of Rome. it's secrets, it's people, it's hypocrisy, it's mystery, it's irresistible fashion. As Gore Vidal says in the film itself: Rome is the capital of illusion: the political capital of a nation, the capital of cinema, the capital of christianity... all producers of illusion.
unfortunately a (very)bad translation doesn't help the viewer understand the film rightly. There are even whole scenes translated wrongly(!), changing the subjects, making the film unecessary vulgar. probably the translator tried to translate the film in the way he/she wanted it to be. pity for non italian speakers.
4 stars for the film; 1 star for the DVD edition.
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Initial post: 31 Mar 2012 19:06:18 BDT
Mystery Martian says:
Thanks for the warning but could you give examples of the bad translations? Which scenes are the worst? I have this film on DVD but am now almost completely put off of watching it.
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