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Untranslateable. [Mar. 29th, 2005|11:17 pm]
We watched Lost In Translation tonight, and it was a really good movie. It's one of those movies that makes me want to have some good critical essays to read about it, y'know? So if anybody wants to tell me about the interesting symbolism of communication in the movie, or how it captures the spirit of aware (recognition of ephemeral beauty), please, feel free.

Work has been a myriad of small tasks lately, which is kind of nice, because it makes you feel so productive to get fifteen things done, even when they're all minor.

[User Picture]From: stowellian
2005-03-30 06:22 am (UTC)
I remember being very aware of the music to this movie, not because it was fantastic, but because it somehow seemed organically connected to what I was watching on the screen. I actually bought the soundtrack, and it wasn't the same without the images, the silent (weird, eh?) beauty of what had been on the screen.

I should also add that I watched this movie by myself, and was very glad that I had.
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[User Picture]From: redbeardedblond
2005-03-30 12:33 pm (UTC)
That is one of my favorite movies. I though Sophia Coppola did everything correctly. I love that at the end, the departure scene the audience wasn't privvy to hearing what they said to each other. If they had been and there had been some diatribe about what they mean to each other it would have been just incorrect and wrong.

When Sohpia was awarded an Oscar for Best Screenplay for the film I found myself tearing up with joy over it.

Watch it again... It's worth it.
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[User Picture]From: drdeleto
2005-03-30 12:55 pm (UTC)
I liked the movie quite a bit, but I also felt at the end that was one of those movies that seemed to have more meaning than it ultimately had. I don't even necessarily mean that as a criticism. There was much to enjoy in it, including great moviemaking craftsmanship. I thought Bill Murray deserved the Oscar more than Coppola for the script, but maybe that's just me.
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[User Picture]From: k8cre8
2005-04-01 12:39 pm (UTC)
I was way with you. The script wasn't really the gold in creating this film, especially given last year's screenwriting competition. (It should've gone to Finding Nemo, I thought...) And, most of the script was Bill Murray, who delivered a far more impressive performance, in its subtlety and nuance than did Sean Penn (the winner that year for Mystic River. Not that that was *bad* by any stretch, but, just much more um, Academy-obvious). The reason the film was any good was the truth the actors (Johannsen and Murray) brought to what was dangerously close to what I felt was an overly pretentious script, they salvaged the words, and admittedly, Coppola's visuals did provide the dead-on setting and feel.
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[User Picture]From: kung_fu_monkey
2005-03-30 01:12 pm (UTC)
Since I was able to understand some of the Japanese that was said, I got many of the jokes and comments that really pinned down the feel of the movie. I was really sucked in to the setting and contrasts of every character, even the background and supporting cast because they were the ones that showed natural reactions to these situations, as opposed to the scripted lines of the main stars.

God I can't wait to go to Japan. Yar!!
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