Thursday, 18 February 2010

Subtitle positions

So, I am watching Machine Gun Killers / Gatling Gun, a pretty decent spaghetti western, in the English version with some scenes in Italian with subtitles. What is unusual is the way the subtitles appear: Rather than always being centred, they are sometimes to the right or left, to reflect who is speaking. Seems like an interesting variation on the convention I am familiar with...

2 comments:

Ninja Dixon said...

I've seen a couple of times, but mostly when the subtitles claim to be for HOH.

Michael Mackenzie said...

I believe Universal routinely does this with the subtitles on their DVD releases. I must confess I find it rather annoying, but I suppose it's just down to personal preference.