In which our intrepid hero discovers that a bad film in one language can become a masterpiece in another.
From winterson.com (via my friend Ben), scenes from Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith with subtitles translated into Chinese and back to English again:
I gotta use this line next time I get into a fight.
Possibly the most mock-Chinese-martial-arts-movie line ever written.
My grandfather was in the Presbyterian mob, too.
Henry Rollins’ letter from Boris from the Czech Republic comes to mind here. He was right: how cool would it be if a major action blockbuster was written in language like this? Fortunately, it has.
Bite that wax tadpole! Bite down hard!