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    The movie "The Search For John Gissing" - help please!

    I'm watching a movie which has neither a Russian translation, nor Russian or at least English subtitles (and I cat't find any on the Internet). Its name is "The Search For John Gissing". I understand a lot of things in the movie without subtitles, but not everything; and there are some scenes and lines which and I'd like to understand better.
    Could someone please write what's said in this fragment (it's 30 seconds long)?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-EopCgqqjA

    My attempt:
    Back to that (.....) at Heathrow (.....) I can't deny that. When you work for one of these international conglomerates like I do, you cannot expect that every (.....) takes your life along with.

    Every few years the company gets involved (.....) which leads(?) to be (.....) for me a transfer, and that, of course, the most difficult part of my job. Explaining to Linda, my wife, that we have to move again.


    EDIT: Of course I don't need help with the whole thread! Some videos have been removed already. I only need help with the latest (for the present time) excerpt in the thread. Thanks.
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    Re: The movie "The Search For John Gissing" - help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    The fact that we were not met at the Heathrow was frustrating I can't deny that. When you work for one of these international conglomerates like I do, you kind of expect that every now and then it's gonna be a paper jam that takes your life along with it.

    Every few years the company gets involved in a buy out or a merger which leads to an inevitable reshuffle which can mean for me a transfer, and then, of course, the most difficult part of my job: explaining to Linda, my wife, why we have to move again.
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Re: The movie "The Search For John Gissing" - help please!

    Thank you so much, Lampada!

    By the way, after the 100th listening I think the beginning of the first sentence is: "The fact that we were not met at the Heathrow..." (То, что нас не встретили, было неприятно). I hope I'm right.
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    Re: The movie "The Search For John Gissing" - help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Thank you so much, Lampada!

    By the way, after the 100th listening I think the beginning of the first sentence is: "The fact that we were not met at the Heathrow..." (То, что нас не встретили, было неприятно). I hope I'm right.
    You are right.
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Re: The movie "The Search For John Gissing" - help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    which leads to an inevitable reshuffle
    Почему я упорно слышу "to be" или "to the", но только никак не "to an"?..

    you kind of expect that every now and then it's gonna be a paper jam that takes your life along with it
    Никак не могу понять, что значит это предложение, особенно то, что выделено. Помогите.
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    Re: The movie "The Search For John Gissing" - help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    which leads to an inevitable reshuffle
    Почему я упорно слышу "to be" или "to the", но только никак не "to an"?..
    Аналогично - "to the".

    [quote:7742swew]you kind of expect that every now and then it's gonna be a paper jam that takes your life along with it
    Никак не могу понять, что значит это предложение, особенно то, что выделено. Помогите. [/quote:7742swew]
    Мой очень вольный перевод - "...ты уже вроде как ожидаешь, что время от времени происходит какая-то неприятность и всё летит кувырком."

    every now and then - время от времени, иногда.
    paper jam - в меня получилась просто "неприятность", но возможно имеется в виду, что где-то зажевало какую-то бумажку и из-за этого их не встретили.

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    Re: The movie "The Search For John Gissing" - help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by E-learner
    но возможно имеется в виду, что где-то зажевало какую-то бумажку и из-за этого их не встретили.
    Может быть, и так, но мне сначала показалось, что он использовал это выражение в переносном смысле. Типа "бумажный затор" - по аналогии с traffic jam. И в результате какие-то бумаги не попали, куда нужно.

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    Re: The movie "The Search For John Gissing" - help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by translationsnmru
    Типа "бумажный затор" - по аналогии с traffic jam. И в результате какие-то бумаги не попали, куда нужно.
    Тогда смысл можно довольно точно передать на подобии русского языка: ...возникает бумажная неразбериха, которая вовлекает в себя твою жизнь.

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    Re: The movie "The Search For John Gissing" - help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    The fact that we were not met at the Heathrow was frustrating I can't deny that. When you work for one of these international conglomerates like I do, you kind of expect that every now and then there's gonna be a paper jam that takes your life along with it.

    Every few years the company gets involved in a buy out or a merger which leads to the inevitable reshuffle which can mean for me a transfer, and then, of course, the most difficult part of my job: explaining to Linda, my wife, why we have to move again.
    It may not change anything but I hear there’s and the here. Hush me if I'm wrong

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    Re: The movie "The Search For John Gissing" - help please!

    Ясно. Спасибо.

    I'll be back
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    Re: The movie "The Search For John Gissing" - help please!

    I've listened to the film excerpt on Youtube and make more corrections:
    Quote Originally Posted by alexB
    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    The fact that we weren't met at Heathrow was frustrating, I can't deny that. But when you work for one of these international conglomerates like I do, you kind of expect that every now and then there's gonna be a paper jam that takes your life along with it.

    Every few years the company gets involved in a buy out or a merger, which leads to the inevitable reshuffle, which can mean for me a transfer, and then of course the most difficult part of my job: explaining to Linda, my wife, why we have to move again.

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    Re: The movie "The Search For John Gissing" - help please!

    Thank you very much, Ken. You are always so helpful
    Yes, I felt that there was the "but" in the beginning of the second sentence.
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    Re: The movie "The Search For John Gissing" - help please!

    Help me with another excerpt please:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSWkjpYF2gM

    What I hear:

    - Good. Hi (why does he always say "hi"? Is it something like "OK"?) (.....)
    - I have to go (to? I actually don't hear the "to") the bathroom.
    - You have to go (to?) the bathroom... (....) went to the bathroom at Heatrow and (when we were on the plane?)
    - (...) journal?
    - OK. OK, good. Hi(?). We'll go this way. This is nice, uh? It's great!
    - Beautiful.
    - Look at this, look at this. Look at this lady. So typical British. Look at this. How lovely(?)
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    Re: The movie "The Search For John Gissing" - help please!

    Вот что мне услышалось:

    - Good. Hi. We just get out there and (or in)...
    - Hush(? Not even sure if that's she who says it) I've to go(to) (the) bathroom.
    - Have to go to bathroom... You just went to the bathroom at Heatrow and you went on the plane.
    - Keeping a journal?
    - OK. OK, good. Hi(?). We'll go this way. This is nice, uh? It's great (??? Я тут не уверен, мне здесь слышится то great (с нечётким r), то quaint (c нечётким n). Я все же склоняюсь к quaint)
    - Beautiful.
    - Look at this, look at this. Look at this lady. So typical British. Look at this. How lovely(?)

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    Re: The movie "The Search For John Gissing" - help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by translationsnmru
    - Keeping a journal?
    Мне тоже слышалось "Keeping a journal", но тогда я не понимаю, что значит эта фраза...
    И еще я не понимаю, как можно принять ванну в аэропорту и тем более в самолете. Или она имеет в виду туалет?

    P.S. А, всё, я въехала. Она его спрашивает - ты что, журнал ведешь, как часто я в [туалет?] хожу. Блин, начинается типичное американское кино.
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    Re: The movie "The Search For John Gissing" - help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Она его спрашивает - ты что, журнал ведешь, как часто я в [туалет?] хожу.
    Ну да, имеется в виду именно это . И когда американец говорит "to go to the bathroom", это одназначно понимается именно как "сходить в туалет" (хотя, конечно, могут быть контексты и ситуации, диктующие другое понимание, но такие исключения редки). Если человек хочет принять ванную, он скажет "I want to take a bath".

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    Re: The movie "The Search For John Gissing" - help please!

    We just get out there and (or in)...
    Я тут слышу
    I will just get our bearings

    - You're keeping a journal?

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    Re: The movie "The Search For John Gissing" - help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by E-learner
    Я тут слышу
    I will just get our bearings
    АААА! Точно.

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    Re: The movie "The Search For John Gissing" - help please!

    - Good. All right. We’ll just get our bearings.
    - I have to go to a (a при произношении теряется) bathroom.
    - I have to go to a bathroom... (он повторяет её слова, передразнивает) You just went to the (сдесь же the отчётливо , имеется в виду bathroom уже упоминавшийся) bathroom at Heathrow and you went on the plane.
    - You keeping a journal?
    - OK. OK, good. All right. We'll go this way. This is nice, uh? It's quaint!
    - Beautiful.
    - Look at this, look at this. Look at this lady. So typical British. Look at this. I love this.

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    Re: The movie "The Search For John Gissing" - help please!

    to Оля:
    I think nobody will mind if you go on with that movie sorting out thing. Make fragments a little longer though.

    English speaking audience in their turn could offer their choice of a movie for Russians to help them out with.

    And what’s the most appropriate word for English speaking people by the way ? The English speaking?

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