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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/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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

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