Sharon Choi, Bong Joon-Ho’s Interpreter For 2020 Awards Run, Has Revised’ Subtitles of Netflix’s Squid Game, Here’s Why!

Sharon Choi, Bong Joon-Ho's Interpreter For 2020 Awards Run, Has Revised' Subtitles of Netflix's Squid Game, Here's Why!

Sharon Choi, the star-interpreter for South Korean director Bong Joon-ho during the dream award season of Parasite last year, on Thursday said that she has some of the subtitles of Netflix’s superhit Korean language series Squid Game The development comes days after some viewers on social media criticised the nine-part survival drama for its alleged wrong interpretation of dialogues from Korean to English. Squid Game Becomes Netflix’s ‘Biggest Series Launch’, Surpasses the Record Set by Bridgerton.

Choi, who goes by her Korean name Sha-sung Choi on Instagram, now shares the subtitles credits with original subtitles writer Eun-sook Yoon. “I some of the subtitles for Squid Game. The actual subtitles (not CC) were not perfect but not as horrendous as some people said,” Choi, a budding filmmaker, wrote on her Instagram Story. Making a case for subtitle writers, she further appealed to the audience to consider an important factor like “readability” or the character count visible onscreen that must keep pace with the moving images. Squid Game To Happen In Real In Abu Dhabi, But Without Bloodshed.

“Please remember subtitles are never perfect because readability aka character count is also a huge factor,” she further wrote alongside a picture of the subtitles translation credits of the show’s first episode updated to “Eun-sook Yoon, Sharon Choi”. Last year, Choi had garnered a lot of praise and attention for her quick and to-the-point for Bong, the Oscar-winning “Parasite” director, since the genre-defying started travelling to international film festivals and award ceremonies.

Netflix on announced that “Squid Game”, directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, has become its “biggest series launch” till date after the series hit the mark of 111 million views in less than a month since its debut on September 17, 2021. The show follows 456 people struggling with debt in Seoul who sign on to play a series of deadly competitions based on Korean children’s games, the winner of which will receive 45.6 billion won (USD 38 million). It stars Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-jun, Jung Ho-yeon, O Yeong-su, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi, and Kim Joo-ryoung.

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