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by LostCalls
Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:48 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Films like LIT? Are there any?
Replies: 65
Views: 43062

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 ...
by LostCalls
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Introduction - a few years late
Replies: 10
Views: 5318

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: 3454

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: 5155

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: 4723

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 12:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Japan 2008 photos
Replies: 17
Views: 283

Good God! Thanks for sharing these amazing photographs. Makes me want to go back to Japan again...
by LostCalls
Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: LIT inspired commercial?
Replies: 8
Views: 6500

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 1:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: chasing geisha
Replies: 5
Views: 87

There are some pretty interesting architecture photos that could be taken around Roppongi Hills. The Shibuya "scramble crossing" of course is an option (or the nearby statue of Hachiko). Maybe also some of the early morning fisherman at Tsukiji Market? Just random thoughts. Are you going for somethi...
by LostCalls
Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:49 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Kelly and the female groupie
Replies: 3
Views: 3250

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: 42701

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: 7743

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: 15143

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: 3250

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: 120
Views: 70644

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: 11941

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: 4715

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: 34082

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: 3219

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: 13805

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: 2183

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...