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by LostCalls
Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:37 am
Forum: World Travel
Topic: Top sites in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka
Replies: 18
Views: 13503

Ithildriel, thanks for the compliment. I do hope that my words can begin to convey the feeling of being there, while all the while I know that they will always, necessarily fall short of capturing the lived experience. This is a common frustration I have with writing, and it's probably why I don't d...
by LostCalls
Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: World Travel
Topic: Top sites in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka
Replies: 18
Views: 13503

Hi, folks. To answer a few questions: Yes, I did see the pool at the Park Hyatt. (It's a cool pool...) However, I saw it from a distance; you can see it through its geometric glass envelope if you look down from one of the windows at the NY Bar level. I wish we could have gotten closer...but alas. S...
by LostCalls
Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: How to make the L.I.T. cocktail?
Replies: 4
Views: 4010

By the way, when I was at the NY Bar in the Park Hyatt about two weeks ago, I didn't see the L.I.T. or the Sophia on the drink menu.
by LostCalls
Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Possible alternative songs to "Just Like Honey"
Replies: 15
Views: 14587

I'd agree with "To Here Knows When" from Loveless.

This is kind of a different mood, but what about "Higher" by The Cardigans? (I should note also, though, that I think "Just Like Honey" kind of nails it.)
by LostCalls
Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: World Travel
Topic: Top sites in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka
Replies: 18
Views: 13503

Here's a link to various LiT-related photos I took while in Japan a couple of weeks ago.

If you're interested in seeing non-LiT-related photos from my trip, send me a PM.
by LostCalls
Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:41 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: LiT shooting script
Replies: 2
Views: 2578

LiT shooting script

I imagine many of you have found this already on your own (if your searches are anything like mine), but I thought I'd post this link to what seems to be a shooting draft of the LiT script: http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/lost-in-translation-script.html There are some significant differences here...
by LostCalls
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:05 am
Forum: World Travel
Topic: Top sites in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka
Replies: 18
Views: 13503

Just a few teasers till I get to some faster internet...

Shibuya Crossing at night

Park Hyatt on left

From a window at the NY Bar

"I like it here...if I fall, someone will notice."

The Thrill is Gone

(not exactly) Alone in Kyoto
by LostCalls
Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:29 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: favourite track off the soundtrack
Replies: 22
Views: 11826

Epstein, I totally agree with you about Loveless; really almost all of it could have been used. Something like Touched is practically made for incidental scenes...

(Also, I just got back from Tokyo this past week--haven't dared to watch LiT yet.)
by LostCalls
Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: World Travel
Topic: Top sites in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka
Replies: 18
Views: 13503

We went! Park Hyatt and the NY Bar are totally breathtaking. We heard a jazz combo with a singer who might have been The Jazz Singer--though she did not have red hair. I'm not sure...but somehow, it seemed like her. Heading to Kyoto early tomorrow morning, so must get to sleep now...but I promise I'...
by LostCalls
Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: World Travel
Topic: Top sites in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka
Replies: 18
Views: 13503

Thanks so much, everyone, for your kind messages! Everything has continued to be amazing here. Tonight is the night for the NY Bar at the Park Hyatt! I'll be going to dinner elsewhere nearby in Shinjuku with my friend's family, but we'll then be heading over afterwards. I'll let you know if I meet C...
by LostCalls
Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: World Travel
Topic: Top sites in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka
Replies: 18
Views: 13503

Hey!!! I'm in Japan right now.

Of LiT sites in Tokyo so far, I've been to the scramble crossing in Shibuya, a number of the nearby shrines, and have passed the Fujiya building that we see from Bob's taxi window at the end of the film. NY Bar at the Park Hyatt is coming up later in the week!
by LostCalls
Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: World Travel
Topic: Top sites in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka
Replies: 18
Views: 13503

Top sites in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka

Dear WeAreAwake community, I'm heading to Japan on Monday for about 10 days (wish it were longer!). I'm going to mostly be in Tokyo but will take a short side-trip to Kyoto and Osaka for one day each. I'll be traveling with a native Japanese speaker. What I'm wondering is, given that there will be s...
by LostCalls
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Cast & Crew
Topic: LIT article by Lance Acord
Replies: 2
Views: 3633

Any way you could copy the text of that article? The link to the site you provided requires a login to access content.
by LostCalls
Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Film, TV, and Online Media
Topic: What was the last movie you saw?
Replies: 65
Views: 37701

Just saw Disney/Pixar's Ratatouille last night, and I loved it. (It was extra cool to go with one of my old friends who is now a cook in a pretty fancy NYC restaurant.) To be honest, I've not seen many of the Pixar films over the years...but I might go back and try to catch up after this. Really, it...
by LostCalls
Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Comparing "Roman Holiday" with "LiT"
Replies: 13
Views: 7200

Thanks for the replies about my old class and Hitchcock. I've actually never seen The Lady Vanishes...it's on my list to see, though (and I've read about it). Strangers on a Train does have some incredible images. I'm thinking in particular of Bruno standing in his dark suit on the gleaming white st...
by LostCalls
Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Comparing "Roman Holiday" with "LiT"
Replies: 13
Views: 7200

You all should definitely watch/re-watch Rear Window! Odd but personally important note: In fifth grade, one of my teachers was obsessed with Hitchcock (and film in general). In class over a number of weeks, we watched Rear Window, Vertigo (probably my all time favorite film), and Strangers on a Tra...
by LostCalls
Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:10 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Comparing "Roman Holiday" with "LiT"
Replies: 13
Views: 7200

I don't think I can paste the text of the article comparing LiT and Roman Holiday here...but it's quite a good one. I've got it in pdf format and would be willing to email it to forum members if you PM me first.
by LostCalls
Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:03 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Comparing "Roman Holiday" with "LiT"
Replies: 13
Views: 7200

There is actually a scholarly article that I came across in my studies which compares these two films. I will try to copy the full text here... Also, I don't feel that Jimmy Stewart was too old for his role in Rear Window; I think his pairing with Grace Kelly (a Hitchcock favorite to say the least) ...
by LostCalls
Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Soundtrack contributors' other work
Replies: 10
Views: 5602

Thanks so much for these replies. I really appreciate the sharing. Of what's been mentioned, I already know and love Sigur Ros; I'll have to check out some of the other artists you mentioned.
by LostCalls
Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:18 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Soundtrack contributors' other work
Replies: 10
Views: 5602

Soundtrack contributors' other work

Of the artists represented on the LiT soundtrack, I only knew the work of Kevin Shields/My Bloody Valentine and Air prior to getting interested in the film. A week or two ago, I bought the most recent album by Phoenix ("It's Never Been Like That") based on liking "Too Young" in the night out sequenc...