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by LostCalls
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Introduction - a few years late
Replies: 10
Views: 4653

Welcome, T-Dot! Your description of the feeling associated with watching LiT for the first time in a while reminds me of my first few times seeing the film. I couldn't stop thinking about it--and feeling almost physically the effect of it--for weeks. I necessarily found my way here to this group and...
by LostCalls
Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Appearances
Topic: Phoenix on SNL
Replies: 2
Views: 2996

Phoenix on SNL

Phoenix, the band that plays the song "Too Young" (during the night out in which Bob and Charlotte momentarily dance together), appeared on Saturday Night Live last night (April 4, 2009). They played two songs from a new record, I think, and then played "Too Young" as the show's ending credits were ...
by LostCalls
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: Related Films
Topic: New Tokyo films
Replies: 0
Views: 2876

New Tokyo films

Here's an interesting article from The NY Times...mentions LiT along with another fantastic film that I'd highly recommend: Chris Marker's Sans Soleil.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/01/movies/01lim.html
by LostCalls
Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Another Kelly vs. Bob issue
Replies: 0
Views: 2466

Another Kelly vs. Bob issue

I think I'd posted once before on Kelly and the female groupie--and the ways in which John and Bob, respectively, react to them in the presence of Charlotte. Here's another interesting comparison. In the Suntory commercial shoot, Bob bemoans the fact that his translator and director seem to be sayin...
by LostCalls
Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: LIT inspired commercial?
Replies: 8
Views: 5678

Isn't this also the music used during the final sequence of the recent film BABEL?

(I loved this ad; thanks for posting. Something kind of melancholy about it all...)
by LostCalls
Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:49 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Kelly and the female groupie
Replies: 3
Views: 2881

Hey! Some nice connections there that I'd not realized. Maybe Kelly represents the type of movie actor (or person in general) that Bob wants to be damn sure not to become. It's as if she could be the negative outcome he wants to avoid. As such, Kelly pairs off with John (the relative negative in the...
by LostCalls
Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Film, TV, and Online Media
Topic: What was the last movie you saw?
Replies: 65
Views: 37674

Wall•E was fantastic; I'd highly recommend it to anyone, but I feel that LiT-Lovers could especially appreciate this film's subtlety (in parts) and the pervasive silences. I have more to say on this, but I'd be interested to hear others' thoughts if it's been seen. Also, I recently saw Paris Je t'Ai...
by LostCalls
Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: World Travel
Topic: An insider's look at the Tokyo Park Hyatt
Replies: 7
Views: 6932

Sounds great! I'm sure we'd all love to hear about your experiences. (I was there just for drinks at the NY Bar once...)
by LostCalls
Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Five year Anniv Simul-view! - Sept. 21 - see post for times
Replies: 22
Views: 13520

I'm in.
by LostCalls
Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Kelly and the female groupie
Replies: 3
Views: 2881

Kelly and the female groupie

I watched LiT just the other night (on my iPod) while flying back to New York from California. (It was pretty neat to watch it at night while passing over cities of glowing lights below.) I made a little connection that I hadn't really made before. When we first meet Kelly in the Park Hyatt outside ...
by LostCalls
Sun May 18, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Play It Again Sam...er um...I mean Charlotte!!!
Replies: 112
Views: 58857

Same here. I actually just rewatched the film. I was heading out of NYC on the trains late at night and had a long wait till I got to where I was going. Through the graces of modern technology, I've equiped by iPod with LiT, so I can watch it whenever I feel the need. Generally, I find it odd to wat...
by LostCalls
Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: Japan & Japanese/Asian Culture
Topic: Asian Cinema
Replies: 12
Views: 10050

If I could take this moment to recommend the Taiwanese film "Yi Yi" (sometimes listed in the US as "Yi Yi: A One and a Two") by director Edward Yang?

It's a long film (almost three hours) but well worth it!
by LostCalls
Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:23 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: When should we watch LiT as an anniversary viewing?
Replies: 8
Views: 4149

My first viewing was a relatively balmy night in late summer. Somehow, that seemed ideal for me.
by LostCalls
Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: LIT Fan Reviews for the site
Replies: 36
Views: 31121

I love how the following represents "Disrespectful/Bad Attitude" Bob and Charlotte lie side-by-side on a bed (clothed) as they chat and he briefly puts his hand on her foot. Although both are unhappy with their marriages, Bob and Charlotte teeter on cheating with each other (they do briefly kiss on ...
by LostCalls
Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: World Travel
Topic: Tokyo Photos from National Geographic
Replies: 1
Views: 2849

Oooh. Photo #5! I ate breakfast at Daiwa Sushi! (I didn't have a sleeping baby in my lap, though.)

Personally, I preferred this other place called Sushi Zanmai that was a few blocks away.
by LostCalls
Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: favourite track off the soundtrack
Replies: 22
Views: 11823

Yeah...I totally do that too. It's the perfect set up for the film.
by LostCalls
Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Japancakes covers Loveless
Replies: 1
Views: 1982

Japancakes covers Loveless

I imagine some of you have heard about this, but I thought I'd share: The lovely, lush, slow, sprawling music of the Atlanta band "Japancakes" has fixed its eye (ear?) on My Bloody Valentine's "Loveless" album (from which we get "Sometimes" from the LiT soundtrack). Japancakes is releasing a cover o...
by LostCalls
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Lost in Translation (re-cut)
Replies: 8
Views: 5405

That was really hysterical. I usually find these YouTube re-edits to be pretty childish, but this was fun and clever.
by LostCalls
Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: LIT Release Anniv Celebration Simul-view! Sun Sep 23, 2007
Replies: 30
Views: 26685

Thanks.
by LostCalls
Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Anniversary Simul-View
Replies: 28
Views: 14827

I'm sorry...when exactly is this taking place? I must have missed that.