Happy 10th Anniversary - Lost In Translation!

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Happy 10th Anniversary - Lost In Translation!

#1 Post by Bob_san » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:18 am

USA release date Sept. 12, 2003.
Other countries following in late 2003 and early 2004!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335266/releaseinfo


Happy 10 years of enjoying and appreciating this wonderful film (which I watched again for nth time a few nights ago!). :D

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#2 Post by SunsetOdds » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:50 pm

I think I might have a Lost In Translation themed day for the 10th reunion.
Enthusiastically eat my sushi breakfast.
Go to a photo shoot and make jokes about Joy Bishop.
See a guy reading Japanese manga on the bus.
Go for an all fish lunch and switch to Biru (They all look the same!!)
Go get my Toe looked at, and chat in the waiting line.
Go swimming, then agree to go out for the evening.
Have no idea what the rad hip-hop guy across from me is saying,
Actually go out for evening.
Sing karaoke badly,
Listen to 'Sometimes' on the cab home,
sing the spy who loved me.
Almost go to sleep.
Watch La Dolce Vita.
Chat about family.
Feel all warm and Fuzzy.

Yes, it will be a good day.

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#3 Post by samwright8380 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:04 pm

10 years? Scary! And 11 if you count production the previous year!
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#4 Post by onesmokin3g » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:54 am

Wow...happy 10th! It's about time for another viewing. Although I'm sad to say I missed doing it on the anniversary, I will say I always preferred watching it around the last week of September/ 1st week of October as to coincide with the actual filming dates. I think I know what I'll be up to next weekend...I have a date with my bottle of Suntory Hibiki and Charlotte![/img]

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#5 Post by Kaptain Kundalini » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:58 am

10 years ? feels like a long time. Clearly remembering watching it a few years ago and pestering everyone I knew to watch it, but then realised that not everyone understood the essence of it.
Can picture myself sitting on the window sill, overlooking the Tokyo metropolis like Charlotte.

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#6 Post by onesmokin3g » Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:04 am

Oh meh gerd! I just realized I have it on BluRay! My ex got me a copy almost a year or so ago, and I don't actually think I've watched it in HD yet! Sweet!

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#7 Post by LatPack » Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:14 am

10 years! That's unbelievable.

This is also my first time on this forum since 2007!

I guess I should watch the film tonight.
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#8 Post by stansimpson » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:02 am

This is my first time back since probably around that time too. So much has changed in 10 years... yet also so little.

Yknow, I'd like to blame my recent desire to rewatch the movie due to the anniversary, but really, that happens to me all the time. ;)

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#9 Post by hitori » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:44 am

Wow....I recall visiting my favorite video store (remember those?) and Laura, the owner, as always, recommended a movie. Bill Murray in a serious role? Dreamy unconventional romantic film set in Japan you say?
I must have rented it a dozen times before finally buying it.
This movie will most likely never be tipped from my number one slot...years later, four children, now some teenagers - who like to ask 'dad, WHY is that movie still number one to you?'. It has everything I love...that melancholy sensation of being lost...Japan...romantic tragedy..lots of night...and of course those moments of reality that we all must face (Lydia calling Bob...my wife and I like to often mimic that moment "tell her I said...EAT!" lol)

Anyway, enough carrying on...but my love for this movie will carry on always. I'd like to share my desktop, which hasn't changed in appearance in..well, probably going on 10 years! Have a great day all!!!

http://s22.postimg.org/m46g4ftu9/LIT_desktop.jpg

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#10 Post by Watching Music Transform » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:06 am

I first seen this film two years ago. I had heard of it but never got around to watching it. The funny thing was (well not that funny I guess) - I had just been through a breakup with someone who I shared everything with and like with most people, it left me a bit lost without direction, and in my honest opinion it wouldn't of had as deep an account effect on me if I had seen it sooner...

Soon after we parted ways, my brother told me to watch Lost In Translation. We both sat down and I laughed through a lot of it ... Maybe because I didn't feel so alone anymore when I was watching it.

This film may be a heartbreaker to some, but when your heart is broken - it heals you.

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#11 Post by Surfaced » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:02 am

SunsetOdds wrote:I think I might have a Lost In Translation themed day for the 10th reunion.
Enthusiastically eat my sushi breakfast.
Go to a photo shoot and make jokes about Joy Bishop.
See a guy reading Japanese manga on the bus.
Go for an all fish lunch and switch to Biru (They all look the same!!)
Go get my Toe looked at, and chat in the waiting line.
Go swimming, then agree to go out for the evening.
Have no idea what the rad hip-hop guy across from me is saying,
Actually go out for evening.
Sing karaoke badly,
Listen to 'Sometimes' on the cab home,
sing the spy who loved me.
Almost go to sleep.
Watch La Dolce Vita.
Chat about family.
Feel all warm and Fuzzy.

Yes, it will be a good day.
Wouldn't mind a day like that. :)

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#12 Post by turn to camera » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:48 am

This is my first posting, I want to write about my love of this film in a more appropriate thread and will try to make something coherent and hopefully worth reading soon.

My wife and I are planning our second trip to Japan right now, we are going in April next year and yes, we are staying for three nights at the Park Hyatt, I have always wanted to gaze out of the windows of that place and look down on the bright lights of Shinjuku and now imma get that chance.

Like a lot of people who have posted here, LiT is kinda central to my love of Japan and Tokyo, it captures a stranger's spatial relationship with the place incredibly well.

The first time we visited Japan -in Sept 2011- we stayed at another elevated Hotel, also called the Park (in Shiodome, close to the harbour and looking over Odiaba, also quite a bit cheaper) We had a room on the 29th floor, which was great, except for that one aftershock I experienced *shudders*

However, even then I just knew it wouldn't quite compare to the Park Hyatt and so, I have to go there and feel it out.

On the flight to Narita, LiT was in the 'classics' section of British Airways' in-flight entertainment, it was almost too perfect, I watched it on the way over there feeling excited and again on the way back feeling elated but a little broken-hearted knowing that we wouldn't have the money to return to Japan for at least a couple of years.

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#13 Post by lemoncupcake » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:49 pm

I can't believe it's been ten years!
I'm so glad the board is still here.

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#14 Post by Kayin Kincaide » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:46 am

Just freaking amazing, thank you Bob_San for keeping this alive.

I can't explain enough how this film has changed my life.
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#15 Post by You Make it Easy » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:21 pm

Thanks again Bob for keeping this site up and running. Every time I watch LIT I visit this site and remember :)
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Sofia Coppola discusses Lost in Translation

#16 Post by Luigi » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:44 am

I don't know if this was posted already. If it was, apologies.
Sofia Coppola Discusses ‘Lost in Translation’ on Its 10th Anniversary

On Sept. 12, 2003, the Tokyo-set love story, starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, opened in theaters. A decade on, the movie’s Oscar-winning filmmaker, Sofia Coppola, talks to Marlow Stern about making the film.

Continue reading here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... rsary.html

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