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October 10, 2004

'Lost in Translation'

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I finally watched this last night, on DVD here at home.

I liked it a lot, but then, I'm biased: having spent my junior year of college at International Christian University in Tokyo, I'm passionately biased in favor of all things Japanese.

So this movie, set as it is in Tokyo, albeit the present version, already had two stars before it ever entered my DVD player.

Interesting that the majority of the film takes place at/in the Park Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo; I recently read a piece by Tyler Brûlé in the New York Times in which he said this hotel is his choice for best place to stay in the world.

Anyhow, Bill Murray gets better with time, and the time shows on his face, a refreshing contrast from the visages of his surgerized colleagues in the acting business.

Scarlett Johansson: what is there to say beyond, she can command the entire screen with her Viking-daughter face effortlessly, and will be a star forever.

The soundtrack for the film, I notice, has already been issued, not a surprise to me.

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I loved the music, though I recognized none of it by artist or composer.

I just loved the pace of the film, dawdling and meandering and very, very calm and soothing.

I'd recommend it for someone who's in a sleepy, lazy kind of mood and doesn't feel like dealing with people.

Just the ticket.

October 10, 2004 at 03:01 PM | Permalink


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The movie is funny and touching… I enjoyed it a lot.And i think bill murray is wonderful in this film. and there were some very funny scences because of him. my favourite one is the tv spot shoot where the photographer asks him to act like different members of the rat pack (the roger moore number was also very funny).
Nancy http://www.all-translations.com

Posted by: Nancy | Oct 16, 2004 12:51:11 PM

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