Thursday, October 30, 2003

Memorable moments from "Lost in Translation"

Bill Murray's character, Bob Harris, at a commercial shoot for whisky. The director, a Hollywooded-out Japanese guy with flashy sunglasses, goes on and on and on in Japanese. The interpreter says to Bob, "He wants you to turn towards the camera." (I am paraphrasing or bastardizing or something here.)

Bob asks for clarification, and she relays the question to the director. Director launches into a tirade (presumably) about what he's looking for again. This time, the interpreter tells Bob, "He says he wants you to do it with intensity."

Bob, confused, asks, "Really, is that all he said?"

She says, "Do it with intensity."

Bob rolls his eyes.

Bob meets Charlotte (Scarlett Johanssen) and they hang out. A lot. It is an episode out of time and reality.

That is the movie in a nutshell.

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