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So here's a story about Scott Pilgrim and subtitles.
Subtitles are what I do for a living, and at one point, a client offered me the choice between doing this movie, one of my favorites, and some dumb horror movie, so of course I chose this.
Now, when you're subtitling a movie for translation, you also have to write down any pertinent words onscreen so the translator can handle that too. Anyone who's seen anime will recognize this when a Japanese sign comes onscreen and the English words pop up. It's called forced narration.
Every time forced narration happens, I have to write down the exact time it starts and stops and what the words say. "PEE BAR 01:23:18:06 - 01:23:21:18"
A normal movie will have maybe 15 entries, barely filling a page.
Scott Pilgrim had _10 pages._ It took 9 hours. Go watch the final fight and count the amount of numbers that appear onscreen. I had to write down every single one. Fuck you, Scott Pilgrim. If your life had a face, I would punch it.
Edgar Wright is a master of this kind of subtlety. There are so many Easter eggs and fantastic cinematography that this became my favorite movie of all time. Also, Bryan Lee O’Malley is a great graphic novelist and the graphic novels are even better the movie
This sub could be filled with stuff from Scott Pilgrim. Love this movie.
Theres honestly enough content in this one movie for there to be a r/scottpilgramdetails
Edgar Wright is the fucking Don.
My favorite detail in this movie is how whenever there is a drawing of a character, it's directly taken out of the original graphic novels.
Why does Scott Pilgrim pee so fast?