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by Cryogenic
Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Ending Scene
Replies: 13
Views: 5918

Very interesting! Thanks! Man, that street looks weird ..... it's so ........ empty . It feels like a movie set where everyone has gone home after the film wrapped. LIT's end scene (between Bob and Charlotte) is so resonant because of all the people and the noise of every day life that Bob and Charl...
by Cryogenic
Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: A Very Thoughtful IMDb Review
Replies: 5
Views: 3977

Thanks for the feedback, guys. I hope no one has been or will be offended by what could be considered sweeping generalisations -- e.g. the reviewer expressing their opinion of Japan as a culture that "embraces artifice" in Tokyo. I personally think that this agrees with the visual temperament of the...
by Cryogenic
Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: When the giggling stops
Replies: 19
Views: 10714

Think its nothing more than part of her personality ..Its cute ..fun ..and part of what makes her so appealing. I agree...although I found it a little much when she is showing him her toe in the restaurant. It did, however, show how totally happy she was being with him. :D Actually, I found this on...
by Cryogenic
Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: A Very Thoughtful IMDb Review
Replies: 5
Views: 3977

A Very Thoughtful IMDb Review

I just came across this brilliant review on IMDb: Looking for something real in an artificial world Date: 9 September 2007 Author: jupitergal2 from Maine This movie was more fascinating the second time I saw it, because I began to make all the connections. Where to start? The main characters come to...
by Cryogenic
Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: What makes LiT either loved or hated?
Replies: 24
Views: 11251

I agree. The virulence of the negative reactions actually reminds me of another movie - Gus van Sant's 'Elephant'. This was another movie which challenged its audience to think a little differently about what films should be doing, in that it gave no comforting spoonfeeding of emotions and, just li...
by Cryogenic
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: What makes LiT either loved or hated?
Replies: 24
Views: 11251

Hmm. I'm not sure that I agree that a perfect world wouldn't need art. Surely in a perfect world everything would be art. This is an intriguing thought and exploring it could take an entire message board of its own. In a perfect world, I don't think art would exist; art explores the peculiarities, ...
by Cryogenic
Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Can someone please justify the butt shot at the start?
Replies: 26
Views: 20397

The opening butt shot also provides a nice contrast with the first scenes of the movie, Bob riding to the Hyatt. Here, on one hand, is a young, semi-nude woman, resting in the safety and quiet of her room, then the very next shots are of a exhausted middle-aged man, fully dressed, riding in a cab t...
by Cryogenic
Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Story Info about the Pianist from the Group, "Sausalito
Replies: 8
Views: 11753

Top Ten Reasons Why the "Woo-Hoo Guy" is the Real Star of Lost In Translation: 10. When he goes to a hotel, he knows why he is there. He does not try ikebana. 9. With a simple change of inflection, he can make the word "voodoo" the focal point of a love song. 8. He doesn't try to make " Scarborough...
by Cryogenic
Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: What makes LiT either loved or hated?
Replies: 24
Views: 11251

I think it says something interesting about old Oscar when he snubs LiT in favour of LotR:RotK. It's like, wow! How did they get that so wrong? Any of the other films nominated that year would have been a better choice. The Academy didn't get it "wrong" -- not from its point of view. LotR: RotK was...
by Cryogenic
Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: What makes LiT either loved or hated?
Replies: 24
Views: 11251

Hmmm. Here's the thing about Return of the King - personally I don't reckon it was that good of a movie - I mean at all. Sure, it was very good in the effects department, but as far as script, directing and acting are concerned it's very mediocre. No, I'm with you. I think that the entire "The Lord...
by Cryogenic
Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: What makes LiT either loved or hated?
Replies: 24
Views: 11251

Just as a matter of interest, what movie won the Oscar for best movie the year that LiT was nominated? "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King". It infamously scooped 11 Oscars -- a very blatant piece of self-congratulation by Hollywood for Peter Jackson. "Lost in Translation", "Seabiscuit",...
by Cryogenic
Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: What makes LiT either loved or hated?
Replies: 24
Views: 11251

Of everybody I personally know, only one other person got this film. Another friend, a flatmate from uni, my brother, my mom and my stepdad all disliked it. The film is heavily trolled on IMDb, lots of people call it shallow, vacuous, pretentious, even racist etc. The politically correct side of me ...
by Cryogenic
Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: I love the smell of cherry blossoms in the morning
Replies: 2
Views: 2527

Fascinating links! And here's another: In the "Lost In Translation" shooting draft, dated September 2nd 2002, located here , Sofia Coppola states that the shabu-shabu restaurant that Bob and Charlotte go to starts playing The Doors' "This is the End", which is the song that famously opens "Apocalpys...
by Cryogenic
Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: LiT shooting script
Replies: 2
Views: 2638

Re: LiT shooting script

Interesting piece. I have no idea about its veracity, though. Sofia has the "sweep" of the move in place there, but it's very skeletal. Bob has virtually no personality at all (and Charlotte's isn't very developed, either). You can see how vital the casting of Bill Murray was. Bob and Charlotte also...
by Cryogenic
Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Can someone please justify the butt shot at the start?
Replies: 26
Views: 20397

I like Sofia's "reasoning" here. The "butt scene" just . . . "is". Mind you, I feel she's being a little disingenuous. However, that's probably the way her remarks were edited. She goes into much more detail here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1692826 The opening shot was base...
by Cryogenic
Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Golf scene
Replies: 19
Views: 13190

We've been having a parallel discussion on IMDb about this scene and some of the following observations have been made: The golf scene functions as a transition or "intermission" within the narrative. It functions to "carry" the focus from Bob and Lydia to Bob and Charlotte. Bob hits the ball away f...