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by LostCalls
Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:12 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Happy ending or depressing ending, and what it says about us
Replies: 37
Views: 20161

I think there's a sort of fortuitous ambiguity in the film--one that allows us to feel both happy and sad and maybe even see those two seemingly opposed emotions as intricately interwoven with one another. Maybe happiness and sadness are two parts to one greater...thing?? I don't know. But, I think ...
by LostCalls
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: What does Bob say at the end of the film?
Replies: 76
Views: 40232

" UNLESS - I suppose it could have been a subtle was of saying that despite Bob's supposed wisdom to Charlotte - he was really kididng himself too. To some extent, we all talk a better game than we actually play. He believes that the kids are wondeful; and yet his actions aren't quite consistent wi...
by LostCalls
Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Holding hands
Replies: 9
Views: 5619

That moment in Kyoto when Charlotte watches the ceremonial wedding procession is a very strong intertextual reference to Akira Kurosawa's film "Dreams" from the early 1990s. Specifically, this moment references the first of the eight episodes in "Dreams" in which the young Kurosawa stand-in characte...
by LostCalls
Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Replies: 72
Views: 36580

I'm certainly with everyone here who's said that to really try to isolate a favorite moment would probably result in rattling off a list of every scene in the film... That said, I am pretty much always moved to at least one tear during the karaoke scene when Charlotte sheepishly smiles as Bob turns ...
by LostCalls
Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: When does Charlotte notice that Bob is a movie star?
Replies: 19
Views: 12011

I agree that Charlotte recognizes Bob as a film celebrity with that early line "So what are you doing here," as was previously posted. I think the fact that Charlotte has such an easy manner about her when she asks this--and Bob, in turn, responds in a similarly casual yet sincere fashion--foreshado...