Subtitle Translation of Crazy Alien from the Perspective of the Hermeneutic Motion under Hermeneutics

Yushan ZHAO, Rui CHEN, Lijun LI


The subtitles of the film Crazy Alien use new words, culture loaded words and the colloquial language which needed translations from Chinese-English and English-Chinese at the same time. Crazy Alien has grossed 2.2 billion at the box office, making it the fifteenth film in Chinese film history with a box office exceeding 2 billion. The subtitle translation plays an important role in the process of conveying the intention of the film to the Chinese and foreign audience. The translated version is easy for audience to understand and realizes the culture communication. This paper analyzes the subtitle translation of Crazy Alien from the perspective of the Hermeneutic motion under Hermeneutics in order to provide a new point of view for subtitle translation studies. The fourfold of Hermeneutic motion: “trust”, “aggression”, “incorporation” and “restitution” have practical instruction significance in the process of the subtitle translation of Crazy Alien.



The Hermeneutic motion; Crazy Alien; Subtitle; Translation

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