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by silentguest
Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Film, TV, and Online Media
Topic: The Black Eyed Peas.......LIT fans?
Replies: 1
Views: 2338

The Black Eyed Peas.......LIT fans?

The video for the song "Just Can't Get Enough" was shot in Tokyo. One writer described it as "Lost In Translation with a more thumping soundtrack."

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrTyD7rjBpw
by silentguest
Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Book release: An analysis of LIT
Replies: 12
Views: 8432

Columbia University Press is distributing the book in the U.S.

http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-7486 ... ranslation

According to the product description on amazon, the book includes a "consideration of online responses to the film"

I wonder if that means us?
by silentguest
Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: LIT - Chapter by Chapter
Topic: CHAPTER 3: Charlotte Can't Sleep
Replies: 8
Views: 7470

What strikes me about the opening chapters is how templates or patterns of action are established and reenacted through out the film. Like a musical composition the themes in the opening movement are replayed with variations: Bob being chauffeured around Tokyo.....the Suntory people always on hand t...
by silentguest
Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: LIT - Chapter by Chapter
Topic: CHAPTER 2: Welcome To Tokyo
Replies: 15
Views: 11676

A man wakes up. Was he dreaming about the woman in the opening shot? Or is she dreaming about him? Later on Catherine Lambert offers a clue: "You stepped out of a dream..." But who stepped out of whose dream? Opium or acid? The beginning of "Girls" reminds me of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" plus ...
by silentguest
Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Related Films
Topic: Sofia's next movie
Replies: 5
Views: 6154

Sofia's next movie

This one takes place at the Chateau Marmont.
http://www.variety.com/article/VR111800 ... =1237&cs=1
by silentguest
Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: LIT - Chapter by Chapter
Topic: CHAPTER 1: Main Titles
Replies: 17
Views: 24389

Whenever I see the Focus Features logo I think of it as an out-of-focus shot of the Tokyo neon-scape. The film opens with ambient sound instead of music. There are almost 40 tracks of music in LIT, yet it often feels so hushed and quiet. And the sound design complements the cinematography: muted and...
by silentguest
Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: LIT on Hulu.
Replies: 1
Views: 2235

There's also a "Hulu on AOL" version available that you can watch without having to create an account.

Just google "lost in translation hulu on aol"

It should be the first site listed.
by silentguest
Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: LIT inspired commercial?
Replies: 8
Views: 5752

LIT inspired commercial?

Did Bob catch an SAS flight to Tokyo?
http://www.sas.dk/da/Sa-godt-som-hjemme ... ed-version
by silentguest
Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Japan & Japanese/Asian Culture
Topic: Tokyo: cocktail capital of the world
Replies: 0
Views: 3208

Tokyo: cocktail capital of the world

The Sept. '08 issue of "Bon Appetit" magazine features an article on which bars serve the best cocktails in Tokyo. It includes a photo of the prep area in the New York Bar.
by silentguest
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: $164.50 US
Replies: 8
Views: 5745

$164.50 US

Yikes!
That's what an unsealed near mint copy of the LIT soundtrack LP sold for on ebay today. Did anyone here place the winning bid?
by silentguest
Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Kelly and the female groupie
Replies: 3
Views: 2923

Bob may have been a lot like Kelly at a similar age and point in his career: fun, shallow, nice (John defends her for being nice). Now he's burnt out, jaded, maybe depressed, lamenting the loss of fun in his life, and reassuring Charlotte that "Mean is okay". They might represent the arc of many or ...
by silentguest
Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Kelly and the female groupie
Replies: 3
Views: 2923

Your post LostCalls got me thinking about other similarities--those between Bob and Kelly. Both star in action movies. She talks about Keanu Reeves at the press conference, he talks about some unnamed actor with the waiter. Both use the expression "Oh my gosh". Both ham it up while karaokeing. She a...
by silentguest
Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: My Bloody Valentine Reunion!
Replies: 16
Views: 9194

MBV: As loud and distorted as ever!
Here's a review of their concert posted on Pitchfork
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/f ... -valentine
by silentguest
Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Cast & Crew
Topic: Book on Screenplays
Replies: 0
Views: 2870

Book on Screenplays

This book was just published:

Screen Plays: How 25 Scripts Made It To A Theater Near You--For Better Or Worse
By: David S. Cohen

There's a chapter on LIT that includes the author's interview with Sofia.
by silentguest
Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: Related Films
Topic: Jumper jumps into LIT
Replies: 1
Views: 2769

Jumper jumps into LIT

There's a scene in the movie "Jumper" that might be an homage to LIT. One of the characters chases another on foot through the main Shibuya intersection at night. The cinematography is brighter and some of the angles give you a wider perspective of the surrounding buildings. I think it was shot with...
by silentguest
Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: Cast & Crew
Topic: Book on cinematographers
Replies: 5
Views: 4472

Book on cinematographers

You might want to look for this title next time you're in a bookstore or library: "New Cinematographers" by: Alexander Ballinger One of the chapters is devoted to Lance Acord. There's an 8-page LIT section that includes his first person account of the film shoot, plus several screen captures, and so...
by silentguest
Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: World Travel
Topic: Top sites in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka
Replies: 18
Views: 13659

Cool pics LostCalls, I also enjoyed reading your blog. Speaking of cool, did you get to see the Park Hyatt pool? And what was the atmosphere like in the NY Bar? Did it feel like you were in the movie and Bob or Charlotte might walk in at any moment? Also did you find any LIT merchandise at the Park ...
by silentguest
Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: I just scored the soundtrack on vinyl
Replies: 9
Views: 5183

Is that a new factory-sealed copy? And can you tell us where you bought it from?
by silentguest
Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: LIT inspired album cover?
Replies: 3
Views: 3024

LIT inspired album cover?

If you go to www.amazon.com and type in "cozy endings" you'll see a rather familiar image. Haven't found any interviews with this band, but I'm thinking someone there must be a LIT fan.
by silentguest
Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: Cast & Crew
Topic: LIT article by Lance Acord
Replies: 2
Views: 3674

I posted this from a University of California library computer and didn't have to log in.
Try this: google "american cinematographer"
On the first or second page there's a link that reads:

american cinematographer
uclibs.org/PID/23141

See if you can access the article from there.