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by LostCalls
Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:10 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Comparing "Roman Holiday" with "LiT"
Replies: 13
Views: 8321

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: 8321

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
Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Not alone
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Look for the posts (I think in the thread "I can't stop thinking about Lost in Translation") that describe the punch in the stomach feeling...

I have that.
by LostCalls
Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Soundtrack contributors' other work
Replies: 10
Views: 6274

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: 6274

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...
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: 16933

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 2:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sing me an Un-Love Song
Replies: 47
Views: 1360

Brilliantly biting song by CAKE (with, of course, a scathing trumpet line). To me Coming from you Friend is a four-letter word. End is the only part of the word that I heard. Call me morbid or absurd, But to me Coming from you Friend is a four-letter word. When I go fishing for the words I am wishin...
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: 16933

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: 14979

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: 43448

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: 19160

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: 14024

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: 6165

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: 43448

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: 7792

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: 26396

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: 2566

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: 2566

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: 26396

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: 26396

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...