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Why translate the title of a movie?

I was working on an article about an actor. It said something like .... this actor started his career with the film La Dame de Windsor... so I translated the whole thing except the title of the film. my answer was the same as the top answer except that he wrote The Dame of Windsor. Am I right or wrong here?

June 15, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

I think in case of movie or book titles and the like, it's best to do a little bit of research and substitute the official English title. So, in your case I'd vote for 'Mrs Brown', particularly since the original version was in English.

June 15, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/juliegolick

I would either have kept the French name (La Dame de Windsor) or used the English version's title (Mrs Brown): http://akas.imdb.com/title/tt0119280/combined

June 15, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Avsfan

Thanks!

June 15, 2012
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