Kine-san no Hitori de Cinema (Chapter 9 Script)

Chapter Title: ?????
[TL Note: An actual title is given at the end, but it kinda spoils the joke, so I’d rather go with this.]


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Alice: I didn’t know my dad’s face, my mom was an unemployed drunk, and we lived in a trailer house as plain ol’ white trash.
[Alt I: I didn’t know my dad’s face, my mom was an unemployed drunk, and we lived in a trailer house, the very picture of white trash.]

Alice: That’s what my family was.

(2)
Alice: While mom was on her “dates”, the late-night TV movie broadcasts kept us company.
[Alt I: While mom was “dating” her man, the late-night TV movie broadcasts kept us company.]

FX: Rock (x3)

(3)
Alice: Rather than focusing on the crushing weight of my reality,

(5)
Alice: I, Alice Gardner, became captivated by the world of lies beyond that mass of Braun tubes.

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*Chapter 9: ?????*

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Alice: I will become an actress!

FX: Bwoooom

(2)
Alice: I was just your typical country gal, with a typical dream.

Alice: And I finally made it to Hollywood, the city of dreams.

(3)
Alice: Attended acting school

(4)
Alice: Worked part time

(5)
Alice: Auditioned for parts

(6)
Alice: Worked part time

(7)
Alice: I trained to reduce the stiffness in my body, learned to sing and dance.

(8)
Alice: Worked part time

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(1)
Alice: And got fired from my part-time job.

(2)
FX: Plomp

MC 9: I’m so tired~

(3)
Alice: Dreams won’t come true just because you believe in them. That goes double for big dreams.

(4)
Alice: You gotta have your feet on the ground, take it one step at a time…

(5)
FX: Crash

Parent: Hah! As if trash like you could ever become an actress!!

(6)
Sister: Sis!!

FX: Slam

(7)
Alice: Don’t stop me!

Lindsey: I won’t be!!

(8)
Alice: You won’t?

Lindsey: You’re going, right? To become an actress?

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Alice: I bet you think it’ll be impossible too, anyways.

Lindsey: True, it does feel like the epitome of the dream a young runaway country girl would have.

(2)
Lindsey: If you could make dreams come true by believing, we would have struck oil in our yard by now.
Lindsey: But…

(3)
Lindsey: I’ll believe you can make your dream happen.

(4)
Alice: Lindsey…

FX: Puff

Lindsey: If you get lonely, just think of this kiddo as me.
Lindsey: I’ll take care of mom.

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Alice: And so the years passed, and I continued to

(2)
Alice: Attend acting school

Alice: Work part time

(3)
Alice: Audition for parts

Alice: Work part time

(4)
Alice: Fail auditions
Alice: Work part time

Alice: Fail auditions
Alice: Work part time

Alice: Fail auditions
Alice: Work part time

Alice: Fail auditions
Alice: Work part time

Slips of paper: Rejection (x13)

(5)
Alice: One step at a time…

(6)
Phone: You passed.

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Alice: Kyahh~

(2)
Alice: It was a supporting role in a daytime cable soap, but a regular one.

(3)
Alice: Settle down. Be calm. Play it cool.

Alice: This is just a milestone, I’m passing en route to my dream, but…

(4)
Alice: Now I’m an actress, too!!

(5)
FX: HONKKKKK

(6)
FX: SCREEEECH

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Alice: A drunk driver fell asleep at the wheel.

(2)
Alice: From what I heard later the drama I was scheduled to appear in was cancelled a few episodes after the premiere.

(3)
Alice: -1 year later

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Alice: It was a tragedy that may as well have been scripted.
[Alt I: It was so tragic it defies belief.]

Alice: So what? Just because I have a scar on my face, it doesn’t mean…

(2)
Alice: Dammit!!

Alice: Really?
[Alt I: Does it?]

(3)
Alice: I’ve never seen an actress have a scar like this

(4)
Alice: And even if there is a role with a scar, they’ll just put makeup on someone pretty. That’s what hollywood is.
[Alt I: And even if there were a role for someone with a scar, they’d just put makeup on someone pretty. That’s hollywood for ya.]

(5)
Alice: I should never have dreamed that childish dream of becoming an actress…

(6)
Alice: Once I started falling, there was nowhere to go but down.
[Alt I: It was like the bottom dropped out from under me.]

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Alice: Please, sell me some! Just whatever I can get with this is fine!!

FX: Rainfall

Dealer: Don’t make me laugh. This much ain’t even enough for you to live on!!

Alice: W, wait!!

(2)
Alice: H, have you ever slept with an actress?

(3)
Dealer: Pft!!

(4)
Dealer: Bwa ha ha ha ha ha

(5)
Dealer: Have you ever even been on screen?

(6)
Alice: Dammit!!

FX: CRASH

(7)
Alice: He was talking mighty big for a dealer!

FX: Clatter (x3)

Alice: Money…Money Money Money! If I can just find the money somewhere!!

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(2)
Alice: Stop looking at me!!
[Alt I: Don’t look at me!!]

FX: Bamp

(4)
FX: Plomp

FX: Slip

Alice: Money!

(5)
Alice: No frickin’ way, Lindsey, if you’re giving me money you gotta tell me!!
[Alt I: You’ve gotta be kidding me, Lindsey, if you’re gonna give me money you gotta say so!!]

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(1)
Text: Fight! Dear sister <heart mark>

[TL Note: The text below literally translates to “Do your best! -To my beloved sister.” but realistically you can probably just omit it.]

(4)
Alice: I should never have dreamed that childish dream of becoming an actress.

(5)
Alice: But my sister believed I could make that dream happen.

(6)
Alice: And so I will, once again,

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(1)
Alice: Believe I can make that dream happen!

(2)
Narration: -10 years later

(3)
Announcer: We’re here at the center of a storm of extraordinarily good critical reception.
Announcer: Coming to you live from the theater premiere of “Believe in Me”, said to be monopolizing the awards race.
[TL Note: This feels weird logically because how are critics giving positive reviews if this is the premiere? Is it produced by the Weinstein Company? Not that it’s at all surprising a movie by an actress presumably about acting would be popular with the academy.]

Audience: Waaaah

(4)
Announcer: Ah! She’s here. The actress who killed it starring in her debut picture.

Announcer: She’s said to be the odds-on favorite for the academy award-

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Annoucer: It’s Elizabeth Finely!

FX: Flash (x3)

Audience: Waaaahh

(2)
Announcer: And coming right after is the woman who wrote, directed, and appeared in the film as the heroine during her prime years,
Announcer: it’s director Alice Gardner.

(4)
Lindsey: Thanks for the invitation, director.

(5)
Alice: Lindsey!

Lindsey: Your dream came true. Congratulations.

(6)
Alice: Fufu. I had to revise it a little bit, though.

Audience: Waaaah

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(2)
Alice: When I was a kid, movies were what saved me from the harshness of reality.

Alice: I idolized them.

(3)
Alice: I was sure I wanted to become an actress.

(4)
Alice: But now I have something I want to convey.

(5)
Elizabeth: I should never have dreamed that childish dream of becoming an actress.

(6)
Elizabeth: But my sister believed I could make that dream happen.

(7)
Alice: These words, which saved me from hell, set me back on the road to my dream.

(8)
Elizabeth: And so I will, once again,

(9)
Alice: I want these words to reach the world over!

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(1)
Kae-pyon: Buhlieve ah can make thuh dream happen~
[TL Note: In the original, she just mangles the line, which is expressed in a bunch of poorly pronounced hiragana.]

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(2)
Kae-pyon: Buhlieve~

Posters: 98% Fresh! The top favorite for the academy awards.
Posters: Number 1 all over America! The hit that wowed the Americas is coming to Japan this Winter!
Posters: A moving true story. Super-popular, staring Elizabeth Finely. “Believe in me”

Screen: Special Report!! Today’s No.1
Screen: It’s popular rising star Kae-pyo’s first attempt at dubbing a Western movie! A through report on the public recording session!!

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(1)
Kae-pyo: Believe~

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(1)
Machiko: Gaaaaaah

Machiko: Like I could ever buy that crappy actinggggggggggggggggggg!!
[Alt I: I can’t believe it’s so shittyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!]

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Title: Kine-san no Hitori de Cinema: Chapter 9
Title: The problem with using stars to dub Western movies

[TL Note: First come the top two exchanges, then the bottom two.]
Interviewer: Kae-pyo, have you made any special preparations for this recording session?

Kae-pyo: Nah, not really. I wanted to act naturally~

Interviewer: Are you considering taking this opportunity to advance towards a Hollywood role?

Kae-pyo: Yes~ <musical note> I can’t speak any English, though~
Kae-pyo: Kyahahaha

Interviewer: Will you be taking any memories away from this recording?

Kae-pyo: The director for the dub was a lil’ bit scary~
Kae-pyo: Uruuu~

Interviewer: Could we get a comment on the reports of your relationship with Idol K-san?

Kae-pyo: Sorry! Please keep it to questions about the movie!!

Machiko: Do these people even get how much Alice had to struggle!? They’re basically shitting all over her life’s story!!

Satou: Kine, you know about this director?

Machiko: I read up on her online.

Satou: Online!?

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Chapter 9: Afterward

Screen: Special Report!! Today’s No.1
Screen: It’s popular rising star Kae-pyo’s first attempt at dubbing a Western movie! A through report on the public recording session!!

Kae-pyo: Believe it or not, it turns out they’re letting me sing the theme song to this movie.
Kae-pyo: So yay~ <musical note>

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