Thursday, June 7, 2012

Lost In Translation - Sofia Coppola (2003)


I hadn't seen this film in a long time, but it has aged very gracefully, I must say.

The fish-out-of-the-bowl-idea is a classic, but while we are generally presented peculiar characters in familiar surroundings, Coppola's stroke of genius is to do the opposite, thus epitomizing her obsession with alienation.

Scarlett Johansson actually looks like a normal person and not the larger than life moviestar she has since turned into.
Bill Murray is admirably low-key, of course, and Tokyo is allowed to play a large role in itself.

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