24.09.2002 // Countries/Cultures // by Sergey Sirotkin
Предлагаем взглянуть на культурные различия между Америкой и Европой глазами... Квентина Тарантино. В его нашумевшем фильме "Криминальное чтиво" есть сцена, где два гангстера рассуждают на эту тему. Ниже приводится отрывок из сценария. Без перевода и без комментариев. Ради того, чтобы дать вам возможность посидеть полчаса со словарем.
INT. '74 CHEVY (MOVING) — MORNING
An old gas guzzling, dirty, white 1974 Chevy Nova
BARRELS down a homeless-ridden street in Hollywood.
In the front seat are two young fellas — one white,
one black — both wearing cheap black suits with
thin black ties under long green dusters. Their
names are VINCENT VEGA (white) and JULES
WINNFIELD (black). Jules is behind the wheel.
Okay now, tell me about the hash
What so you want to know?
Well, hash is legal there, right?
Yeah, it's legal, but is ain't a
hundred percent legal. I mean you
can't walk into a restaurant, roll
a joint, and start puffin' away.
You're only supposed to smoke in
your home or certain designated
Those are hash bars?
Yeah, it breaks down like this:
it's legal to buy it, it's legal to
own it and, if you're the
proprietor of a hash bar, it's
legal to sell it. It's legal to
carry it, which doesn't really
matter 'cause — get a load of this
— if the cops stop you, it's
illegal for them to search you.
Searching you is a right that the
cops in Amsterdam don't have.
That did it, man — I'm fuckin'
goin', that's all there is to it.
You'll dig it the most. But you
know what the funniest thing about
It's the little differences. A
lotta the same shit we got here,
they got there, but there they're a
Well, in Amsterdam, you can buy
beer in a movie theater. And I
don't mean in a paper cup either.
They give you a glass of beer, like
in a bar. In Paris, you can buy
beer at McDonalds. Also, you
know what they call a Quarter
Pounder with Cheese in Paris?
They don't call it a Quarter
Pounder with Cheese?
No, they got the metric system
there, they wouldn't know what the
fuck a Quarter Pounder is.
What'd they call it?
Royale with Cheese.
Royale with Cheese. What'd they
call a Big Mac?
Big Mac's a Big Mac, but they call
it Le Big Mac.
Le Big Mac... What do they call a Whopper?
I dunno, I didn't go into a Burger
King. But you know what they put
on french fries in Holland instead
I seen 'em do it. And I don't mean
a little bit on the side of the
plate, they fuckin' drown 'em in