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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: 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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