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Good Weekend for Interpreter

The news has been full of puns how “The Interpreter” (the movie mentioned earlier here) translates into box office success or somesuch. Trying to get across the difference between the translating and interpreting looks more and more like a losing battle. Today, I read in the NYT (emphasis mine):

“The Interpreter” (Universal), the first film ever shot inside the United Nations headquarters, directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Nicole Kidman, as a United Nations translator and Sean Penn as an F.B.I. investigator, opened at No. 1 this weekend with $22.8 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates.


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