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by Bren
Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Play It Again Sam...er um...I mean Charlotte!!!
Replies: 112
Views: 61386

I finally got the DVD yesterday (HMV is not particularly fast at sending things sometimes...). As always, the ending almost brought a tear to mi' eye (and it's EXTREMELY rare that anything ever does that, but this film is so wonderful and emotional...). :) One thing though - am I alone when it comes...
by Bren
Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: hah, A mistake I found...
Replies: 29
Views: 13943

Bren I know what you mean. But sometimes you just can't help but notice these inconsistencies, especially after multiple viewings. Like when Bob puts Charlotte to bed after karaoke, and her midrift is showing, shot to Bob, then back to Charlotte, and the shirt is pulled down now. They are minor, bu...
by Bren
Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Cast & Crew
Topic: Sexiest woman alive
Replies: 18
Views: 14085

Well yeah, she is absolutely gorgeous, so naturally she is going to get attention as a consequence, and will therefore end up with all the promotion. That's what happens ain't it...
by Bren
Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: hah, A mistake I found...
Replies: 29
Views: 13943

Well, you must certainly be paying attention for you to spot these mistakes. :lol: Personally, I don't like looking for them because it just messes things when it comes to believing the story, and for the duration of the film, forgetting its not real.
by Bren
Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: "Hidden" song on soundtrack!
Replies: 6
Views: 4779

Thanks for telling us about that! I intend to get the album soon(ish) so I'll listen to it then. I'm sure most of you agree that it's great to listen to (Bill Murray on karaoke), not because of his singing, but the meaning of it and way Charlotte looks at Bob whilst he's singing it. :)
by Bren
Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Film, TV, and Online Media
Topic: favourite movies
Replies: 20
Views: 15099

I like/love lots of films, but my top three are (in no order):

- Casino Royale
- Lost in translation
- Man on fire

LiT is looking to be my overall favourite though! :wink: :D
by Bren
Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Subtle observations.
Replies: 42
Views: 24288

Pockets wrote:Japanese people have less body hair... so hence the smaller sized razor.
Ah yeah, forgot about that!
by Bren
Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Cast & Crew
Topic: Character names
Replies: 11
Views: 8851

Now that I think about it, does Bob ever call Charlotte by her name or vice versa? I'm thinking nay. The only times I can remember them using their names was when leaving messages on their phones (i.e when Charlotte invited Bob to go out with her and her friends the second time, and when Bob rang C...
by Bren
Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Possible alternative songs to "Just Like Honey"
Replies: 15
Views: 14808

I am not sure if it is an alternative to "Just like Honey" though this song reminded me of LIT almost immediatly when I had first bought the album. It is actually off of Pure Moods III. It is a little piece called "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" by Ryuichi Sakamoto. It obviously has a japanese them...
by Bren
Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: ..
Replies: 19
Views: 11225

It looks like its from the Tokyo at night photography site which is linked in the link section of this site. I love that site! Edit: This made me want to go look and there are these cool moving panarama shots: http://tokyoyakei.cool.ne.jp/panorama/tokyo-tower-p2.html http://tokyoyakei.cool.ne.jp/pa...
by Bren
Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Suntory Time!
Replies: 8
Views: 4635

Jml, I'm really pleased to hear that you're heading out there this summer. Do you have your flights yet? I'd be happy to lend any advice I can. Yes I do. I'm spending a week in Japan (mostly Tokyo) and then a week in Hong Kong/Shanghai. I'm leaving from CA on May 27th (or 28th? i forget) Luckily, I...
by Bren
Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Subtle observations.
Replies: 42
Views: 24288

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 ...
by Bren
Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:20 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Which viewing of LIT was your favourite?
Replies: 15
Views: 9499

I've seen the movie 17 times so far I think. Of course now my viewings are further between. But what I find is if I want to still get into the movie and become absorbed into it, I use all the tools at my disposal to get the most out of it. Such as, only viewing the movie alone and late at night; tu...
by Bren
Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: PLEASE READ: FORUM UPDATE and SECURITY
Replies: 7
Views: 4902

I find it rather pathetic that someone would hack this forum, given that it's not even a really large, well known one. Anyway, I'm glad it's working alright now. :)
by Bren
Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:21 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: IMDB.com Top 250 Films
Replies: 5
Views: 3871

Funnily enough, I was looking on imdb yesterday to see whether LiT was in the top 250 list. I was slightly dissapointed that it wasn't, but I'm not anymore because I agree with you lot now, that it's a personal film, so.. :)
by Bren
Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:15 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: FAVOURITE PART OF LIT.
Replies: 72
Views: 36598

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 Bren
Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:06 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Holding hands
Replies: 9
Views: 5619

Re: holding hands

Seems like a nice little coincidence to me.

Oh, and I agree with what 'FindingCharlotte' said about the intimacy of holding hands, and the fact that Bob & Charlotte do it is really nice I think. :D
by Bren
Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:56 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Happy ending or depressing ending, and what it says about us
Replies: 37
Views: 20167

Going back to the original title of the thread... I think the ending was great, because it was exactly what was supposed to happen. Bob & Charlotte's time together had to end because their relationship was based upon the circumstances they were in. So, I just think the ending is very realistic, and ...
by Bren
Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Will Charlotte and John’s marriage last?
Replies: 17
Views: 9962

Welcome Bren! I think that most of us hope that Charlotte is smart enough to end a marriage that is so lacking, and since they don't have kids yet, it's okay to wish for a divorce. And while John will be sad, I think that he is surrounded by enough shallow beauties, that he won't be alone for long....
by Bren
Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: LIT on my phone
Replies: 4
Views: 3064

Nice. I did end up ripping the audio to mp3's, and I've been listening to them on my daily drive to work. I really enjoy it. You'd think it'd be safer than say, watching it on a portable dvd player...but I find myself picturing the action in my head to go along with the sound, and it might be just ...