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July 22, 2005

movie titles in german…

Filed under: Film — see @ 11:48 am

Saw the second to last Hitchcock movie I got on DVD (which are altogether a whopping 36 at the moment…), “Stage Fright“. I did not expect a lot being from it being a 50s one, around the same time some really good but intense and dark film like “The Wrong Man” and “I Confess” came out which I think are really good but also not films for any day and any mood. But I was totally surprised watching a very funny, ironic, british humored movie which I like very much.

Total insanity is the german title of the film though. There are lots of silly german titles for foreign films but this is one of the stranger ones. German title is “Die rote Lola”, which means something like “the red(haired?) Lola” – where is the connection to the original title “Stage Fright”?! Probably it has something to do with Marlene Dietrich having a major role and the time the film was released in Germany in the 50s but still very strange. Watching it totally out of it “release” context demytifies the german title totally.

I did not even notice the strong connection to the theatre stage the film titles even begin with until watching the making-of on the DVD. It seems I did not really translated the original title in my head to make sense to me although I watched the movie in original language of course but the german title was probably still spooking around my head…


  1. what is the german title for the american film ‘pirates of the carrebean?

    Comment by Pirates of the carribean — September 20, 2007 @ 4:23 pm

  2. Simply “Piraten der Karibik” which is quite a good translation but this is not really difficult to translate in the first place ;)

    Comment by see — September 20, 2007 @ 10:20 pm

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