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    Reader comments on Lost in Translation

    Subject: Sofia's catching up
    Date: Sep 28, 2003
    Sender: ethanPrevious | Next

    With LIT and the Virgin Suicides, Sofia now has two pitch-perfect films to her dad's three (The Conversation & the GF I & II--Apocalypse Now is too bombastic to make the cut).

    Sofia pulls off the toughest task in writing--accurately depicting the opposite gender. The only slip up is minor--there's no way Bill Murray sleeps with the painted torch singer while he's intoxicated by Scarlett Johansen--his character doesn't fall into any of the generic men are pigs/it was the liquor/sad sack who loses perspective categories, but it's a minor mistake that's quickly erased, and altogether forgiven with the arrival of the silent ending, which was freaking elecrifying.

    Above all, LIT slams home three points. One, temperament matters more than gender. Two, it's possible to negotiate the soul-flattening, infinitely referential world of irony that's 21st century life to find, surprise, surprise, genuine feeling. And three, it's possible to be utterly lost without being utterly clueless, a genre-smashing insight in contemporary filmmaking.

    And lastly, any filmmaker who correctly sees Tokyo trumping LA and Vegas as the ultimate metaphor for fickle artificiality AND works My Bloody Valentine into the soundtrack deserves serious consideration as Top Coppola.

    Great director, great freaking film.




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    Comment index:

    » Sofia's catching up «   from ethan, Sep 28, 2003
  • Lost in T.   from Don John, Jan 30, 2004
  • Re: Lost in T.   from just me, Feb 17, 2004
  • Lost in the belly of digestion!   from Jack Flynn, Mar 22, 2004
  • Re: Lost in the belly of digestion! the antidote   from Paul from Cracoe/Rylstone, Apr 7, 2004
  • » Sofia's catching up «   from ethan, Sep 28, 2003
  • Lost in T.   from Don John, Jan 30, 2004
  • Re: Lost in T.   from just me, Feb 17, 2004
  • Lost in the belly of digestion!   from Jack Flynn, Mar 22, 2004
  • Re: Lost in the belly of digestion! the antidote   from Paul from Cracoe/Rylstone, Apr 7, 2004