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    Reader comments on Lost in Translation

    Subject: Re: Lost in the belly of digestion! the antidote
    Date: Apr 7, 2004
    Sender: Paul from Cracoe/RylstonePrevious | Next

    I'm not sure Jack was watching the same film as me. I was viewing the peculiarities and onomalies of Japanese society - the fascination with English (a high proportion of their adverts are only in English) and yet the contrasting inaccessibility of their society, from uncompromising signs in Tokyo to social blockers. The observations were not racist, but finely observed and at times very subtle and so real.

    If I had a gripe it would be about that incomprehensible scene at the beginning where we were treated to lingering shots of pink panties. Was this some Western dig at the Japanese cult fetish for white schoolgirl knickers? Or purely gratuitous? or what? No matter how beautiful the rump displayed, the relevance to the story is debatable.

    More acting by Bill Murray please in roles that require such understatement, and Ms Johannsen is going far

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    Response to this comment:
    Lost in the belly of digestion!

    Lost in translation left us like "what was that!
    or what part of the word entertainment doesn't
    she understand!! It ranked right up there with
    mickie rourks Barfly ! It was played by a man
    who was not only verbally challanged ,intelectually weak and had no idea
    what a mid life crisis was. Add to that the fact
    that it had no plot, was racist.and just added
    to the ugly American Scenerio.






    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