Tarkovsky's Stalker - English Translation Script
TL;DR: Im Russian, I'm a writer, I love Stalker, I translated it.
So I haven't been able to find a Stalker script, even in Russian. I'm curious about translations and I always found the various versions of Stalker’s sub-titles inadequate. They work, of course, they're not wrong, but there simply isn't enough time to fully present the original Russian script via subtitles; there needs to be much more English. So I had the idea to just write it out myself as a proper screenplay just as a writing exercise.
I translated the dialogue spoken in the film keeping the entire idea of what's being said, while at the same time staying true to the structure of the Russian dialogue, while at the same time staying as concise as possible. It was an interesting process.
When having to choose between staying true to the Russian dialogue (direct translation, which is what some of the subtitles do) and staying true to the idea being spoken by the character I always chose the latter. Some of the English has to be reworded and rephrased in order to get the real meaning across. I also wanted to avoid making it sound too “high English” (which happens when directly translating some Russian words) so I figured I’d translate it in a way that it reads like an English script, and not a translated Russian one. Fun fact: the original novel, Roadside Picnic, takes place in Canada, so maybe this is the Canadian version…
Anyway, I did my best to avoid writing camera, editing, or production design into the script. Assuming most everyone who reads this has probably seen Stalker it should be ok.
It came out to 57 pages, please let me know your thoughts. At the end of the day I enjoyed doing this and learned a whole bunch. I also had to watch Stalker like 20 times, which was a bonus.
And, no, of course I don't take any credit for the screenplay, only translation and structure. Script
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rock song, english, song clip about stalker with obsession
when i was younger i liked one song ( i dont remember genre but it can be Crunkcore or something like rock/metal) clip was about stalker following girl, he sent her heart in box and she loved that, he also masturbated to her behind tree. i dont remember anything else but i really want to hear what kind of song it was.
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