Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Will Miss #150 - different movie names

One of the more interesting aspects of life in Japan is seeing how Western movies have had their names changed to make their themes more clearly understood. More often than not, the name change is pretty straightforward like "Ratatouille" was changed to "Remy's Restaurant". Sometimes, they're a little less direct and strip the nuances from the title like "As Good As It Gets" becomes "A Romance Novel Writer".

I'll miss seeing the changes made to movie titles for the Japanese audience and trying to work out what the rationale was behind them.