Dodgy subtitles

@JudyEv (325495)
Rockingham, Australia
February 25, 2024 6:08pm CST
We watched a movie last night on Netflix. It was called Rock My Heart and released in Germany in 2017. If you knew a bit about horses and the racing world, you’d be able to find a lot of flaws in it but it passed the time. What did get on our nerves was that the dialogue was English but was a really bad match for the subtitles. We should have switched off the subtitles but couldn’t be bothered. Sometimes, with our hearing issues and actors’ accents, etc, the subtitles are handy but in this case they were quite distracting. The photo is one from the Blackwood Marathon, run in Western Australia each October.
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@AmbiePam (85330)
• United States
26 Feb
You’d think they would do a better job if they wanted their movie to be successful.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Feb
The movie seems to have done well in Germany. I think it was aimed more at young adults.
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@wolfgirl569 (94866)
• Marion, Ohio
26 Feb
We never use those. Sorry they made it worse
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Feb
Now that our hearing is getting worse, we tend to use subtitles more and more.
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@snowy22315 (169710)
• United States
26 Feb
I have seen movies like that dubbed in English where the mouth motions and dialogue don't match what the actors are saying. They sync isn't done very well...or the subtitles don't match with what is happening.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Feb
That's how it was with this film. Not terribly well done.
@cttolledo (5460)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Feb
I've also watched a lot of movies with flaws, sometimes I cut it right away but there are times that if the movie has an interesting story I opt to disregard the flaws.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Feb
Because this involved horses and horse-racing, we persevered with it.
@LadyDuck (457641)
• Switzerland
26 Feb
I often switch the subtitles on, even for Italian movies, because often actors do not speak clearly. Well what you listen and what you read are two completely different things!
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@LadyDuck (457641)
• Switzerland
27 Feb
@JudyEv I think that the directors and producers should do a much better effort to have the subtitles showing exactly what it is said, that is never the case.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Feb
@LadyDuck I have noticed with a foreign film that there is sometimes a lot of dialogue but only a few words in the subtitle.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Feb
The subtitles are becoming more important too, as our hearing deteriorates.
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@1creekgirl (40449)
• United States
26 Feb
I'm sure that was irritating with all you guys know about horses.
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@1creekgirl (40449)
• United States
27 Feb
@JudyEv That was funny, but something usually only horse people would notice.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Feb
When western movies were all the rage decades ago, my sister was always picking up that wild stallions often had shoes on.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Feb
@1creekgirl Yes, that's true so I try to cut them some slack but I can't help but notice errors like that.
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@rebelann (111098)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Feb
It's irritating when a movie or show has false information in it, I've seen so many flaws. That's a fantastic action shot. Did you take it?
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Feb
Yes, I did. I have dozens like it as a lot of horses came past my position and at speed, so it was just a matter of pushing the button.
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@rebelann (111098)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Feb
Wow.
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@RebeccasFarm (86564)
• United States
26 Feb
I can be annoying that. But funny at the same time. I love the photo Judy!!
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• United States
27 Feb
@JudyEv Oh the thickest of brogues are the Scots I know Judy
@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Feb
We had to read the subtitles of a Scottish film as the accents were so strong we couldn't keep up.
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@RasmaSandra (73271)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
26 Feb
I remember watching movies dubbed in Latvian when I lived in Latvia and I hated the movies with subtitles in English because I knew both languages. I did enjoy watching movies that were dubbed in Latvia so the actors seemed all to be speaking Latvian.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Feb
We watched a Scottish move where the accent was so strong we had to resort to reading the subtitles.
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@xFiacre (12617)
• Ireland
26 Feb
@judyev Subtitles are hilarious and must not be trusted, but either my hearing is impaired or actors no longer bother speaking distinctly, nor do they take turns at speaking but talk over each other so subtitles can be helpful. When we used to watch loads of Indian films in Paris in which the dialogue was in English, the French subtitles we saw on the screen bore scant resemblance to what we were listening to.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Feb
So I wonder who comes up with the subtitles in those cases. Maybe the interpreter watches the movie and writes his own dialogue.
• Midland, Michigan
26 Feb
I was a bit confused at first as I thought it was a movie about dogs. But I caught on eventually. I've watched American shows where the subtitles weren't accurate either. I was watching a British murder mystery show similar to murder she wrote and that had the same problem but not as much. As far as Doug movies my employee told me about one he and his daughter enjoyed. I watched most of it but haven't made the time to continue. It's a story about a dog wanting to know how purpose in life. And he keeps getting reincarnated. It's called 'a dog's purpose'. I think it was on prime. It has a second movie too.
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• Midland, Michigan
28 Feb
@JudyEv I need to finish watching the first movie and look for the second. Did you see them both?
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Feb
@MarshaMusselman No, I've only seen the first one.
@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Feb
I saw the movie you're talking about. I enjoyed it. Some animal movies are better made than others.
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@just4him (305691)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Feb
I'm sorry the subtitles didn't match the dialogue. It's hard to watch a movie when you can see all the flaws in the content. I hope your next movie will be much better.
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@just4him (305691)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Feb
@JudyEv Yes, you do.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Feb
Sometimes, with movies, you have to 'suspend belief', don't you?
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• Northampton, England
26 Feb
Bit of a random movie
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Feb
It was more a Young Adult movie.
@dya80dya (33392)
26 Feb
Sometimes the subtitles don't match, but it doesn't bother me too much. It can be funny.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Feb
Sometimes it is funny. Maybe we just need to get used to it.
@jstory07 (134348)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Feb
I never liked subtitles before you read them the show moves on to more.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Feb
Yes, that can happen too.
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
26 Feb
Great picture. I always have the closed captions turned on. Some movies the dialogue is muffled or the characters are mumbling. Have a good week.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Feb
With our hearing issues the subtitles can be very handy.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
26 Feb
Nice photo. It must have been boring to watch the movie. I'm sorry about your hearing problems.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Feb
To us, the film was a bit 'unreal' I guess and more aimed at a teenage audience.
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@Beestring (13285)
• Hong Kong
26 Feb
Nice photo. Yes, if the subtitles do not match the dialogue, they are distracting.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Feb
Yes, we found it a distraction.
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