Jim Jarmush must love Lost in Translation

Discuss what movies Bill, Scarlett, and Sofia, the producers or musicians are working on or in now as well as film influences for LIT etc.

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Jim Jarmush must love Lost in Translation

#1 Post by Ben-B » Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:40 am

After seeing Broken flowers again I realised that its curious correspondence in characters, story devices, dialogue and even visuals. This led me to strongly believe that Lost in Translation must be one of Jim's favourite films.

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Mystery Train feels like LIT

#2 Post by Ben-B » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:13 am

I have noted possible similarities between Sophia with Jim's sense of story and style. Now I believe that Sophia must be a big fan of 'Mystery Train', one of Jim's earlier works of '89.

Watch 'Mystery Train' film and note the ff:

The city as a character (mention of Memphis being like Osaka)
The way the Japanese couple smoke on the floor in the hotel.
The Hotel itself.
The mention that the Hotel is on fire
Theme of foreign travel with use of train, airport etc.
The chapter titled "Lost in Space"

I don't know but I think Sophia is throwing hints to her inspiration. 8)
I recommend Mr Jarmusch's films to all LIT fans.

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#3 Post by Pitman » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:14 am

I had high hopes for Broken Flowers. When I saw it there was no mistaking the similarity with LiT, especially the direction given to Bill to make his character very deadpan. But I thought the whole movie was a little contrived and forced. Bill's character was verging on comotose. Perhaps I had too great of an expectation going into the film. It just let me down.

Nice pics however. That looks like an interesting film. Was it shot in B & W?

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#4 Post by Ben-B » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:51 pm

The film was done in colour- lots of colour. Its kinda over coloured in fact. But thats the style it was done. 8)

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#5 Post by preciouswhile » Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:01 pm

Everyone should see Mystery Train, it's fantastic.

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#6 Post by Ben-B » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:47 pm

Amen.

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