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Analysis of Principles and Techniques of English Film Titles Translation

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DOI: 10.38007/Proceedings.0001718


Xiangwen Sun, Chang Gao and Ying Tan

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Xiangwen Sun


The titles of the films are the punch lines of the films, for they are not only the most exquisite parts of the film language and but also the key elements of the film to attract the audience of the target language. Therefore, the film title translation plays an important role in attracting the audience. The appropriate translation of the film titles is not only related to the feelings of the audience, but also affects the reputation and the box office of the films. This essay focuses on the translation process of English film titles by collecting examples. It examines translation principles that the translators should follow. Then this thesis sums up a series of possible translation methods for English film titles.


English Film Titles; Translation Principles; Translation Techniques