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Thursday, August 4th, 2005
1:07 pm

scan of sofia & billCollapse )

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Saturday, July 16th, 2005
12:27 am
iamonlysleeping do you guys know anywhere with a good amount of lit screen caps? i'm looking for a non-people/scenery pic from lit to create my first icon. hmm. most of the stuff i get from yahoo and google are charlotte bob charlotte bob charlotte and more bobsittingonbed


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Tuesday, June 28th, 2005
1:41 am - grace

And so you see I have come to doubt
All that I once held as true
I stand alone without beliefs
The only truth I know is you

And as I watch the drops of rain
Weave their weary paths and die
I know that I am like the rain
There but for the grace of you go I

someone violated my sanctuary. so please forgive me for masturbating in a public place. but home isn't home anymore and i've been drinking so much. i'm watching LIT again... perched in my window. like charlotte, but not as pretty. i wish it were raining. and i wish i were cold. and i wish i had a cityscape instead of a courtyard. and i suppose i should consider it a gift that i've not yet lost my ability to wish.

i can forgive him this infraction, i think. because he appears to be truly sorry. he might have even really tried to make it up to me if i had let him. but it'll be about 48 hours before he's found a new infatuation to dedicate himself to. a colder flavor to lick til she melts because she can trust him where i can't. and how do you crack open your chest and give your heart to someone who skitters by in flighty fantasy, pointing out all the pretty colors? "i'd forgive you everything if you'd come back to me," he said. "the story of my broken heart," he said.

but he wasnt talking about me.

so i suppose it's better this way.

River, oh river, river running deep
Bring me something that will let me get to sleep
In the washing of the water will you take it all away
Bring me something to take this pain away

i'm in love with you. and it's just so much better if you never know.

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Sunday, April 10th, 2005
11:21 pm - watching through windows

i just spent an hour perched on my balcony wishing i had a cityscape to study instead of a courtyard. there's something incomplete in my heart tonight. while i wouldnt say that i'm depressed or sad or angry... i feel a little empty and a little restless and i wish i was somewhere else. i wish i felt at home, safe and secure. it's ironic how much warmer i feel in chicago than i do here in the desert.

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Monday, April 4th, 2005
12:34 am
iamonlysleeping anyone know what brand is that red bag charlotte's using throughout lit?

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Monday, November 15th, 2004
6:55 pm



Pics my friend and I did after a happy halloween of Lost in Trans costumes.
Let me know what you think.

current mood: geeky

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Sunday, October 31st, 2004
8:32 pm - NO WAY!


i don't understand where people come up with these things.


obviously they are taking things way too seriously. someone should tell them to lighten up.

and being an asian who has been to Japan, the film is NOT racist! if only they could open up their closed-mindedness and realize that lost in translation DOES depict japanese culture accurately.

......so i guess charlotte is racist since she married a caucasian guy..
that's how absurd it sounds to me.

current mood: frustrated

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Saturday, October 30th, 2004
12:54 pm - hi there

hey everyone, i just joined this and i'm not sure what to say...
but since this is a community for lost in translation fanatics i'll explain how the film deeply touched me.

two years ago i was a lost soul, and like every teenager in the midst of breaking free of their prepubscent image i was insecure and unaware of myself.

until i spent two of the greatest weeks of my life in japan staying with a japanese family in a small secluded town who still keeps their traditions (how they maintain status quo, i'll never know). i learned a lot about myself, and the importance of culturalism. it made me realize that being a americanized asian female growing up in Canada had made me lose my connection with where i came from.

lost in translation, in a way, translated into my life.

corny and cheesy i know...but i can't help it.

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Sunday, March 28th, 2004
12:50 pm - LIT video

I can't seem to find the link in the old posts, but once upon a time someone posted a link here or somewhere to a Lost In Translation music video that they had made. It was beautiful. I saved it. It was 29MB, and I don't have a way to save it at the moment (no blank CDs, no money) to move it to my Mac Laptop. Can someone help me out and repost the link? Thankyouthankyouthankyou.

current mood: hopeful

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Sunday, March 21st, 2004
10:33 pm - im new to the community

also check this community.
new community called urban_mode http://www.livejournal.com/community/urban_mode/...
THIS COMMUNITY IS FOR PEOPLE WHO ENJOY URBAN LIFE, TRAVEL, ART, FILMS,FASHION, AND SCENES.. hopefully if we can get this community going.. we can be cool! oh yeah we can talk about tokyo and lost in translation too.

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8:56 pm - Focus Features does it again

Saw Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and I can not recommend it highly enough. To me, it is a perfect bookend piece to match Lost In Translation. When I have the DVD, I just might use the both of them for that purpose.

current mood: happy

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Saturday, March 20th, 2004
3:50 am - i've seen it a few times already...

...but i keep watching it whenever i hit a certain emotional speedbump. nothing else captures that tiny drop of loneliness that hangs at my edge even when i'm preening for a crowd.

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Tuesday, March 16th, 2004
12:05 am

does someone know the title of that song when Bob and Charlotte are at the one guy's apartment?

it goes "....when i saw you in the street..." or else

if you have the DVD you may find that song begins to play at chapter 11. or 48 minutes into the movie.

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Monday, March 8th, 2004
7:59 pm - Down and Out With Bill Murray

There's a clip of Bill on David Letterman after the Oscars here. Choose "Down and Out with Bill Murray" from the menu.

current mood: giggly

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Friday, March 5th, 2004
12:06 am


letterman was just showing an outside shot of new york and the camera was pulling back as he was talking about how beautiful it looked since spring was almost here. as the camera continued to pull back there was bill murray in his oscar tux laying in the gutter.

letterman asked what he was doing and murray said something in a drunken voice about getting confused with all the limo's after the oscars and hitching a ride with a trucker hauling furniture back to new york. letterman said he was sorry for the oscar loss and murray said "well it's a popularity contest. i hear the kid who won was a local boy. its a club really. i figure i'm in now so i should be back in twenty five years."

letterman asked if he had something he wanted to share with the audience and murray took out his oscars acceptance speech and started to read it. then he was cut off by the band and the announcer saying who was on the show tonight.

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Saturday, February 28th, 2004
1:23 pm - from yahoo news

Sofia Coppola Looks to Make Oscar History
Sat Feb 28,10:13 AM ET

By ANTHONY BREZNICAN, AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES - Sofia Coppola (news), nominated in three categories, seeks to be the first American woman ever to win the Academy Award for best director at Sunday's ceremony. When Coppola was growing up, creativity was practically a household chore.

"All the kids were encouraged by my wife and myself to have artistic interests. We had summer creativity camp in which they would all do one-act plays or do various projects and endeavors," her father, Francis Ford Coppola (news), the Oscar-winning director of "The Godfather" films, told The Associated Press.

Sofia once worried that she dabbled too much. She liked photography, designing clothes, painting, writing. She even overcame her intense camera shyness to try acting in "The Godfather: Part III" — not that her uneasiness wasn't obvious.

But a few years ago all her passions coalesced and she joined the family business as a filmmaker.

She now has a handful of Oscar nominations for "Lost in Translation," her sophomore feature-film effort, with bids for best director (making her the first American woman nominated in the category, and only the third ever) best picture and best original screenplay. Star Bill Murray (news) is a contender for lead actor.

The 32-year-old with the crooked smile and withdrawn mannerisms has a vastly different behind-the-camera style than her father, more intimate and comedic and less epic and moody, but still credits him with inspiring her.

"Being around him, seeing him working — it looked like fun, it looked exciting," Coppola, who traveled the world with her family to exotic locations for "Apocalypse Now" and "The Godfather" films, told AP a few weeks before the Oscars (news - web sites). "I can't imagine anything more interesting than making a movie. ... But it's pretty overwhelming because I wasn't expecting any of this."

With "this," she gestures to a crowd of friends, supporters and admirers at a party in the ritzy Los Angeles sushi restaurant Koi to celebrate the DVD release of "Lost in Translation."

Coppola squirms a lot, and seems uncomfortable with attention. "I'm trying to enjoy this whole part of it and then take this part of it in," she says during this awkward phase of the night. "Then I want to get back to writing."

But later, when the strangers dissipate and she's left with mostly family and friends, her shyness fades and she steps onto a small stage to sing a karaoke version of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Give it Away."

In person, Sofia Coppola is as polite, pensive and unpolished as the lonely American played by Scarlett Johansson (news) in "Lost in Translation," who strikes up a reluctantly platonic romance with an older fellow stranger — the aging, dejected actor played by Murray.

There are other similarities to her real life: many say the flashy photographer who is married to Johansson's unhappy character bears a resemblance to Coppola's soon-to-be ex-husband, Spike Jonze (news) — the director of "Adaptation" and "Being John Malkovich (news)." They were married for four years, but filed for divorce about three months ago.

While Coppola acknowledged that real people and events are the genesis for some of her story ideas, she said most of what's onscreen is from her imagination.

She first tested her directorial instincts with the 1998 short film "Lick the Star," about an unhappy 7th-grade girl, and soon after adapted a screenplay out of Jeffrey Eugenides' book "The Virgin Suicides."

With help from her father as producer, she turned that story of five doomed sisters into her directorial feature debut in 1999. Critics loved it — a sharp turnaround from 14 years ago, when the teenager filled in for last-minute dropout Winona Ryder (news) as Al Pacino (news)'s daughter in "The Godfather: Part III."

She was scourged by reviewers for her stiff performance, but now describes it as a painful but half-remembered experience.

Although she never took another major role, Sofia did a brief turn as a mistress in 2001's "CQ," a sci-fi movie send-up written and directed by her brother, Roman. (Another brother, Gian-Carlo, died in a boating accident in 1986.)

"Lost in Translation" evolved from her time living in Tokyo while launching the hipster fashion line MilkFed in the 1990s.

"I'd been thinking about it for a couple of years, how to articulate it, and then after I wrote the script we made it in a year," she said. "I wrote it with Bill Murray in mind, and I wasn't going to make the movie without him. But it was just hard to track him down because he's very elusive."

Murray doesn't return most phone calls, has shirked most of his agents and managers, and is notoriously difficult to pin down to a project. But Coppola managed to convince him.

Murray — who subscribes to the philosophy if you don't have anything nice to say, speak your mind anyway — has delivered uncharacteristic flattery toward Coppola throughout awards season, describing her as gutsy and innovative.

"She went to another country, with only a handful of people who spoke her language and produced what I think is a unique film that will last a long, long time," Murray said from a Rome movie shoot via a video presentation at the Directors Guild Awards.

As she embarks on her next film, her dad hopes to be along for the ride, whether as a producer again or just a proud papa.

"I'm sure she'll be interested in my two cents," he said. "But she always takes whatever I may offer and makes it her own."

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Sunday, February 15th, 2004
8:19 pm - BAFTA results

(you can see the full results at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/3490323.stm)

Congratulations to the LIT crew for the following BAFTA awards won:
Best Actor: Bill Murray
Best Actress: Scarlett Johansson

LOTR fans will be happy to note that RotK was also heavily awarded.

current mood: jubilant

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7:58 pm

Cross-posted in areyouawake and losttranslation:

Hey all...

I've been doing video editing for a few years now, and the day I heard "Peninsula Pomegranate Pendegrass" by Halley (don't ask me what the title means, because I have no idea), I haven't been able to watch Lost in Translation without thinking about the song, and vice versa. They fit each other so well I just couldn't get this video out of my head. So here it is:

Lost in Translation music video (MPEG, ~30 megs)

Whether or not it's as good as or worse than the Kevin Shields video on the DVD, I can't say. I hope you all like it.

The lyrics to the song are a little hard to decipher, so here they are:

one of these days im gonna fly back to montana and sneaker soles could be my shoes
coz things up there aren't as heavy as they tell you, you get to high sometimes to move
so everyday, can i dream about the big sky, until i've walked and i can't lose
until we get there, could we sleep right through the daytime, holding on is all i have to do
so take this big time take the air and all you've saved up, and let's go down to the liquor store
across the street is the first step we can take up, coz i can't be here anymore
grab yer bags and while we're waiting let me hold you, this doesn't feel quite like before
before we go now, i'm not as brave as i told you, my mind is weak and my heart is sore

current mood: inspired

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12:50 am

Crossposted to areyouawake & losttranslation

Hi there. I'm going to skip the lame intro post b/c my userinfo can tell you anything you care to know and then some. I just saw "Lost in Translation" on dvd and I thought it was brilliant. There's just two things that bug me. No director's commentary??! WHAT?! And-what does he whisper in her ear at the end? Anybody been able to figure it out? Sorry if someone's already asked this but I have to know!

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Friday, February 6th, 2004

My copy of LIT on DVD was shipped out of Amazon's warehouse IN THE TOWN I LIVE IN on Monday, and I still haven't gotten it. So. Very. Jealous. If it doesn't come today, I'm going to the post office with an axe.

current mood: pissed off

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