Thursday, April 15, 2004

My Exam is over. Thank God. I'm hoping for the best.
Well, now I can get into my current obsession. It's a little film called Lost in Translation. I saw it for the 1st time a couple of weeks ago. And since then I have seen it an embarrassing number of times. For me it has a kind of European feel (including the end!), and it made me think of "Three Colours:Red". I'm not quite sure why, I haven't seen Red for some time, so maybe my synapses are misfiring. In any case, the film has a kind of moody feel, in no small part due to a fantastic soundtrack. Bill Murray is great (I'm also a Groundhog Day fan), and more serious than usual. Although there are funny parts in it, it's not a roll-around-on-the-ground-laughing kind of movie. It's more a "grin" kind of movie. It makes me want to turn down the lights, pour a glass of whiskey and light up a cigarette. If you enjoy moody, quiet movies that requires some careful listening and observation, this is one for you. Also check out the link to my fav LiT fansite. Once you get past the opening page it is a beautiful site with lots of info and pictures, including a translation of the Santori scene. There is a nice picture of Quentin Tarantino wearing a LiT t-shirt. [Update - unfortunately this site has disappeared recently - hopefully it will see the light of day again.]

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