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by LostCalls
Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: Japan & Japanese/Asian Culture
Topic: Close friends going to Japan this summer
Replies: 20
Views: 15217

Thanks for the reply, jml98. I think my friend and I might be taking a day trip over to Kyoto or Osaka, so some extra expenses will likely be incurred there. But I'll be prepared! (Also, though my friend has seen and enjoyed LiT, he's certainly not nearly the fanatic that I've become. That said, I'l...
by LostCalls
Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:04 am
Forum: Japan & Japanese/Asian Culture
Topic: Close friends going to Japan this summer
Replies: 20
Views: 15217

Thanks so much for these updates! I'm going to Tokyo later this summer, and I'm ridiculously excited. (My first time...) I'll be going with two old friends of mine, one of whom is Japanese (born and raised in the States, though). This friend will be with his family for a big reunion most of the time...
by LostCalls
Sun May 13, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Appearances
Topic: Scarlett Johansson sings backup for Jesus and Mary Chain !
Replies: 19
Views: 13200

It sounds to me as if she were singing an octave higher than what would be her normal register. If you've heard her sing elsewhere (recent SNL, e.g.), you'll notice that her singing voice--like her speaking voice--is decidedly lower than what we're hearing in this "Just Like Honey" Youtube video. Ba...
by LostCalls
Fri May 11, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: Film, TV, and Online Media
Topic: What was the last movie you saw?
Replies: 65
Views: 37666

Last movie I saw: Spider-Man 3 (twice so far). Now, it's obviously a different type of film than LiT, but this trilogy of films is so well crafted both visually and dramaturgically. I'd highly recommend it.
by LostCalls
Fri May 11, 2007 2:43 am
Forum: Related Films
Topic: Ghost World
Replies: 21
Views: 16869

I actually just wrote a final paper for my film class on Ghost World--specifically on the different modes of artistry represented in the film and their uses. If anyone's interested in reading, send me a PM; I don't want to just post the whole thing here.
by LostCalls
Wed May 09, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: favourite track off the soundtrack
Replies: 22
Views: 11821

I have wondered about this too. I've never been able to find "Goodbye" in the film even with the volume cranked.
by LostCalls
Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Holding hands
Replies: 9
Views: 5485

It's not a story, per se. It's just that I know the Kurosawa film "Dreams" very well, and this moment of Scarlett watching the procession in Kyoto was such a direct visual reference to it that I started thinking about what the thematic connections might be. Plus, we know that Sophia knows a great de...
by LostCalls
Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: Film, TV, and Online Media
Topic: What was the last movie you saw?
Replies: 65
Views: 37666

This past week I saw Mulholland Drive along with Lynch's first (short) film, The Alphabet. It's no wonder I've not slept normally the rest of the week...
by LostCalls
Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:01 am
Forum: Appearances
Topic: Scarlett to host SNL April 21, 2007
Replies: 9
Views: 6838

Musical guest, for those interested, will be Bjork. Personally, I think this is a fantastic pairing.
by LostCalls
Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Subtle observations.
Replies: 42
Views: 23574

Another small detail that I noticed in the moment just before the one I wrote about above. Just before Bob shaves with that small razor (and subsequently interrupted by the phone call from the hotel about the fax), we see him looking in the mirror. For the first instant we see him, his eyes are clos...
by LostCalls
Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Meta-photography
Replies: 3
Views: 2285

Thanks for the reply, Pitman. Those were some great points. What you wrote made me think a bit more about the nature of photos, and, while I agree with what you said about photography as a means of capturing a moment and helping us to treasure and hold on to those truly fine times, I also think phot...
by LostCalls
Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Meta-photography
Replies: 3
Views: 2285

Meta-photography

I watched LiT again today, and I started thinking about the role that photography plays within the narrative of the film. I haven't drawn any conclusions about these elements yet--I guess I'm still just finding different bits of related content. Maybe after listing these moments here, someone will h...
by LostCalls
Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:53 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Subtle observations.
Replies: 42
Views: 23574

I've got a question about another "subtle observation" issue. In the short scene in which Bob is shaving (when he receives a phone call saying he's got a fax), he shaves with an unusually small razor. This, I think, is a reference to the film North by Northwest--Cary Grant's character in that film h...
by LostCalls
Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Subtle observations.
Replies: 42
Views: 23574

Re: Alarm

Again, another first for observations....when Charlotte calls her sister, Lauren, about how she is feeling, there is the background of Tokyo, and there's an alarm in the background. I have never observed this, and thought it was really interesting....a coincidence, or actually very well planned tha...
by LostCalls
Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: LiT soundtrack in real life
Replies: 2
Views: 2340

I just read back a bit here and realized that the old thread called "Close my eyes..." addresses similar issues to the ones I was wondering about here. Probably tons of stuff has been said and re-said on this site already...so if anyone does have any new insights, that would be cool. I enjoyed readi...
by LostCalls
Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: LiT soundtrack in real life
Replies: 2
Views: 2340

LiT soundtrack in real life

In the six months or so since seeing LiT for the first time (yes, I'm a late bloomer in that sense), I've also been listening to the soundtrack on a fairly regular basis. As I think most folks here would agree, I think it's a beautiful soundtrack top to bottom, and it serves as a perfectly integrate...
by LostCalls
Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: hah, A mistake I found...
Replies: 29
Views: 13547

This thread is old, and perhaps people have already noticed this little slip in filming... but it seems to me that the first time we see the New York Bar, we hear the piano playing before the pianist actually gets his hands to the keyboard. (The song is the one that begins "I'm in your aaaarms..." I...
by LostCalls
Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Cheating On Charlotte. Prison Break.
Replies: 9
Views: 4938

And also, about the "prison break" scene, I think Bob starts the conversation with Charlotte by immediately trying to connect with her in the same type of humorous but meaningful way: "Do you always sit in the same spot? >>I like it here; if I fall, someone will notice." (That's a paraphrase) Of cou...
by LostCalls
Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Related Films
Topic: Ghost World
Replies: 21
Views: 16869

I would be up for that as well...though I think a double feature of LiT and Ghost World might result in emotional overload. Or, in the terms of this forum, two punches in the stomach!

Still...sounds good to me...
by LostCalls
Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: Related Films
Topic: Ghost World
Replies: 21
Views: 16869

I saw Ghost World for the first time about a month ago and have watched it three times since then. Basically, I'm being haunted by it. As with Lost in Translation, I feel as if I've been carrying the sentiment of this film around with me during the day. I even whistle the piano theme by David Kitay ...