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by Azshi
Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:34 pm
Forum: Related Films
Topic: A Gaijin in Japan
Replies: 7
Views: 6121

Ithildriel65 wrote:How about a gaijin in Japan website? I have this one bookmarked, it's quite entertaining.

http://outpostnine.com/editorials/teacher.html

Oh, and welcome :)
That's a great link. Thanks
by Azshi
Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Related Films
Topic: Broken Flowers
Replies: 28
Views: 18689

Yeah, it came out Jan. 3rd. It was released by Focus Features, the same company that put LiT. It's a pretty bare-bones disc by way of extras- some funny Bill moments, a short behind the scenes, something on the soundtrack... What I want to know is, when will Bill participate on a commentary track?! ...
by Azshi
Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:35 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Golf scene
Replies: 19
Views: 13189

I think it works well, almost like an intermission. I can't remember exactly where it fits into the movie, but it gave a little breather from all the introverted character shots. It also gave a little color contrast to all the oranges and browns of Park Hyatt. It feels like it gives Bob a little com...
by Azshi
Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:13 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: some beautiful icons of the movie
Replies: 4
Views: 2913

Yeah, excellent link! I'm bookmarking it
by Azshi
Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: The Official Website
Replies: 12
Views: 4971

Ouch! Even "We Are Awake Lost in Translation" or "Lost in Translation Fan Site" doesn't pull us up early!
I know google checks cross-links from other sites, but do you know if they track activity from other message boards? Maybe if we had a link banner we could attach in other forum sigs...
by Azshi
Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:56 pm
Forum: Japan & Japanese/Asian Culture
Topic: Foreigners Feeling Isolated in Tokyo (and Japan)
Replies: 16
Views: 13106

Great topic; thanks for redirecting the conversation!
sorry I don't have much to add!
by Azshi
Mon May 23, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Criterion Collection response to my LiT request
Replies: 5
Views: 4275

It was worth the shot! :cry:
by Azshi
Thu May 12, 2005 11:31 pm
Forum: Related Films
Topic: The Life Aquatic DVD
Replies: 17
Views: 12917

Yeah, I really liked it. If you liked past Anderson movies, it's a safe bet that you'll like this one. It is like the others only Bill is front and center for two hours (which makes it like, 4 times better) Wes Anderson movies are great. I don't know if I'd call them genius or hilarious or whatever,...
by Azshi
Tue May 10, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: Related Films
Topic: The Life Aquatic DVD
Replies: 17
Views: 12917

The Life Aquatic DVD

The DVD just came out and I wanted to warn everybody: Usually when films are released and there is a special Criterion Collection version, the CC version is labeled as such and is more expensive than the standard one. I bought what I thought was the special version and got home to find that BOTH ver...
by Azshi
Mon May 09, 2005 3:39 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: hah, A mistake I found...
Replies: 29
Views: 13941

I can't say I've heard that continuity error before. Nice eye!
by Azshi
Sun May 08, 2005 1:43 am
Forum: Forum and Site Administrivia
Topic: Message board style choices
Replies: 4
Views: 1423

Message board style choices

I'm curious if the forum appearance options are default choices from phpBB or if you have more say over the general forum look? (besides the banner pic)
by Azshi
Sat May 07, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Tokyo...
Replies: 7
Views: 4777

That Tokyo Nights site is SO cool. Thanks for the link
by Azshi
Sat May 07, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: finally!
Replies: 1
Views: 1588

Good to have ya!
by Azshi
Sat May 07, 2005 12:39 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Confusion about television show invite
Replies: 1
Views: 1761

Confusion about television show invite

Bob was invited to Tanabe Mori's show, but the one he filmed was Matthew's Best Hit TV. I couldn't find anything on Tanabe Mori, but Matthew's Best is a real show. Is this a continuity issue or is there a plot explanation? Here's a link to Matthew's Best Hit TV website if anyone's interested http://...
by Azshi
Fri May 06, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: Japan & Japanese/Asian Culture
Topic: (deleted)
Replies: 4
Views: 3066

Indeed, while "Lost in Translation" opened all over the world last fall, it opened in image-conscious Tokyo only last weekend. Some sources say this is deliberate. Japanese decorum on culturally sensitive matters precludes angry protest or high-volume misgivings about images that might be considered...
by Azshi
Fri May 06, 2005 1:05 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: LiT Condescending Towards Japanese Culture
Replies: 14
Views: 6854

It's been mentioned several times before in this forum that the movie isn't about "getting" Japan or Japanese culture; it's about the relationship between Bob and Charlotte. And I don't think they necessarily miss America. The conflicts they're feeling with their spouses would be felt anywhere in th...
by Azshi
Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:37 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Strip club scene
Replies: 59
Views: 25500

I've read several critics complain that the problem with movie soundtracks is that they usually need to rely on the film's power to stand up; that it's a bad thing that we associate the music with moments from the film. I too listen to the soundtrack to purposely evoke feelings from the movie, so it...
by Azshi
Tue Apr 19, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Strip club scene
Replies: 59
Views: 25500

I listened to it at a record shop and I don't think it's worth buying. Within the context of the movie the song was awesome, but listening to it on its own became extremely repetative and boring. The bass tracks were nice, but the rest of the music seemed a little too bare and the lyrics lost novelt...
by Azshi
Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:23 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Bob's phone!
Replies: 41
Views: 19802

I'd like to boost this thread, if only in the small hope that the Park Hyatt pics eventually get posted!! :oops:
by Azshi
Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Questions about the Charlie/bar scene and other translations
Replies: 3
Views: 2250

Maybe if I'm able to collect enough of them, I could turn this into a comprehensive Translation thread. To start, here's the conversation between the two Germans in the sauna (found at IMDB): * "Cardboard! I can hardly eat all this stuff anymore!" * "At first I was really happy ... at first, I thoug...