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Why the fuck are shows made for TV and never shown in cinemas being produced at super-wide ratios? I know they will fit some phones nicely, but surely no director wants to optimise for a tiny phone screen?
Is it just snobbery? Do directors just associate 16:9 with lesser-quality work? I'd wish they'd get over it because cropping like this shits me.
@imathew I remember reading something about this a really long time ago! The translators mostly had to come up with their own puns, I'm pretty sure, but if I remember correctly they tried to stay true to the spirit of the original. I'm still so impressed with how well they did.
This reminds me of how I grew up with the English translation of Asterix books. They're really heavy on puns, and I don't know if they were completely rewritten for a different audience in a way that still works with the plot, or if the language similarities mean that they still mostly work. I want to learn French specifically to figure it out.
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