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by LostCalls
Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: Cast & Crew
Topic: Bill Murray - Charlie Rose interview (Feb, 2014)
Replies: 1
Views: 1765

Bill Murray - Charlie Rose interview (Feb, 2014)

Here's a recent Charlie Rose interview with Bill Murray. While the timing of the interview coincides with promotion of the film The Monuments Men , the conversation here explores a wide swath of Bill's work. It's a terrific interview, I think--common for Charlie Rose. Plus, there's a section in the ...
by LostCalls
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: GOING TO JAPAN IN APRIL!
Replies: 9
Views: 4433

Thank you so much for sharing these photographs. I hope your trip was as wonderful as it looks. Best wishes, --LC
by LostCalls
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: Related Films
Topic: Rail Truck (Torocco)
Replies: 0
Views: 2629

Rail Truck (Torocco)

I just saw this beautiful film at the Japan Cuts festival in NYC, and I'd highly recommend it to lovers of LiT...or any fans of Yasujiro Ozu or Hou Hsiao-Hsien. Check out the trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua1huc_ahBY
by LostCalls
Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: Japan & Japanese/Asian Culture
Topic: Japanese music
Replies: 4
Views: 3472

Thanks very much, streetwaves--and welcome to the group here! I will check out those groups you mentioned. (Melt Banana I know, but the others I do not.)
by LostCalls
Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:35 am
Forum: Related Films
Topic: Somewhere (2010)
Replies: 21
Views: 11589

I didn't mind the long takes; I think they worked on me and got me to adjust myself to the film's language and pacing. I don't think I'd have remembered the film as much--or would want to see it again now--if those very long takes were shorter. I felt as if I were being invited to let my mind wander...
by LostCalls
Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:59 am
Forum: Related Films
Topic: Somewhere (2010)
Replies: 21
Views: 11589

I agree, I think, with preciouswhile. LiT only really moved me on the second and third viewings--which were by myself at home. I'm going to give Somewhere another viewing--I saw it in NYC about two weeks ago. There are so many similarities to LiT--in shots, themes, moods, etc.--that it sometimes fee...
by LostCalls
Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: I'm back once again.
Replies: 14
Views: 8176

I haven't watched my new LiT Blu-ray yet either, but man, why can't this great film get a serious release? If only Criterion could get their hands on it!
by LostCalls
Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:55 am
Forum: Japan & Japanese/Asian Culture
Topic: Japanese music
Replies: 4
Views: 3472

Ah, yes. I know Pizzicato 5; Twiggy is not my favorite song of theirs though.

But thank you for the reply!
by LostCalls
Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Japan & Japanese/Asian Culture
Topic: Japanese music
Replies: 4
Views: 3472

Japanese music

For the past couple of years, I've been listening to Japanese artist Shiina Ringo and the band in which she sings, Tokyo Jihen. There's a great forum for their music and related topics here: http://forums.electricmole.net/index.php I'll occasionally listen to Pizzicato 5 albums or the odd 80s track ...
by LostCalls
Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: I'm back once again.
Replies: 14
Views: 8176

How is the Blu-ray transfer? Any noticable upgrades? Any new extras on the disc relative to the DVD?
by LostCalls
Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Brand new to LIT - My Experience
Replies: 9
Views: 5405

Hey there! Glad to hear you decided to join the group; I had what sounds like a very similar experience a few years ago. I think there's a thread on the boards here about the "kick in the stomach" feeling that this film has delivered to many of us--that combination of love, longing, wanting to be th...
by LostCalls
Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: LIT - Chapter by Chapter
Topic: CHAPTER 2: Welcome To Tokyo
Replies: 15
Views: 11486

Hmm. While I think the dream interpretation theory is interesting, couldn't it also be possible that Bob did some publicity shots for the sake of Suntory back in the States and had those images sent over for use in Tokyo in advance of his arrival there? That's what I'd always assumed is going on. Th...
by LostCalls
Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: LIT on blu-ray: December 7, 2010 (according to Amazon.com)
Replies: 21
Views: 17383

I hear that, on Blu-Ray, the whisper will be audible.

Kidding!
by LostCalls
Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: LIT on blu-ray: December 7, 2010 (according to Amazon.com)
Replies: 21
Views: 17383

Ha! I was just coming here to post the same thing. I'm looking forward to this release and hope it will be a good transfer (with commentary??).

Hope everyone's well out there.

I am still awake.
by LostCalls
Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Going to Tokyo next month, may be staying at the Park Hyatt
Replies: 23
Views: 9512

Jeffyen,

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful photos with us! How much longing they induce in me!
by LostCalls
Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:19 am
Forum: LIT - Chapter by Chapter
Topic: CHAPTER 3: Charlotte Can't Sleep
Replies: 8
Views: 7343

Quick thing about Bob's experience with the too-low shower head that I don't think I've seen anyone mention in this forum. I believe--though am not one hundred percent certain--that there is at least a type of shower common in Japan in which the bather is intended to sit down on a little stool in th...
by LostCalls
Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: LIT - Chapter by Chapter
Topic: CHAPTER 2: Welcome To Tokyo
Replies: 15
Views: 11486

Cryogenic, we can even add another to that great list of contrasts you started: Those who photograph (John explicitly--his photography work drawing him away from his wife--and Charlotte herself, at least previously--"you know...horses, dumb pictures of your feet") and those who are photographed (Bob...
by LostCalls
Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: LIT - Chapter by Chapter
Topic: CHAPTER 2: Welcome To Tokyo
Replies: 15
Views: 11486

I thought it may have been iced tea...
by LostCalls
Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:34 am
Forum: LIT - Chapter by Chapter
Topic: CHAPTER 2: Welcome To Tokyo
Replies: 15
Views: 11486

I'm keeping this short for now as it's 3:00 AM here (yes, I am awake)... In short, we are beginning to learn that this film is about individuals and multi-tiered feelings, not merely concepts or moments with no sense of personality behind them. Yes, I largely agree. Yet, Bob and Charlotte both exper...
by LostCalls
Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:48 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Films like LIT? Are there any?
Replies: 65
Views: 37510

Yes, Cafe Lumiere is very beautiful, but it's also extremely hushed. I think LiT does a lot more with its silences, but the comparison isn't exactly fair, as I feel the two films are aiming for different effects. But I do feel that CL does for the Akihabara area what LiT does for Shinjuku. Also, as ...