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Audio-description reloaded : an analysis of visual scenes in 2012 and Hero
Matamala, Anna (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Traducció i d'Interpretació)
Remael, Aline (Universiteit Antwerpen. Departement Toegepaste Taalkunde/Vertalers en Tolken)

Data: 2015
Resum: This article explores whether the so-called new "cinema of attractions", with its supposed focus on visual effects to the detriment of storytelling, requires a specific approach to audio-description (AD). After some thoughts on film narrative in this type of cinema and the way in which it incorporates special effects, selected scenes with AD from two feature films, 2012 (directed by Emmerich) and Hero (directed by Zhang Yimou), are analysed. 2012 is a disaster movie aiming to thrill the audience with action. Hero is an equally visual movie but its imagery has an aesthetic purpose. The analysis investigates how space, time and action are treated in the films and the ADs, and how the information is presented in terms of focalization, timing and phrasing. The results suggest that effect-driven narratives require carefully timed and phrased ADs that devote much attention to the prosody of the AD script, its interaction with sounds and the use of metaphor.
Drets: Tots els drets reservats.
Llengua: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió publicada
Matèria: Media accessibility ; Audiovisual translation ; Audio-description ; Cinema of attractions ; Film narrative
Publicat a: Translation studies, Vol. 8, Núm. 1 (2015) , p. 63-81, ISSN 1478-1700

DOI: 10.1080/14781700.2014.943678

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