October 9th, 2003

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12:18 am - Lost In Translation
Jesus christ. All the hype about this movie? Utterly, completely, without reservations deserved. You may have heard everybody nattering on about how they never knew Bill Murray could act like that, and it's a valid reaction - but the implication is that it's something of a dancing bear scenario (the miracle is not how well the bear dances, but that the bear can dance at all) and that's simply not the case. Both Murray and the leading lady, one Scarlett Johannson, are utterly incredible.

I just saw this movie with Maya, and it was the most raw and heartbreaking performance I think I've ever witnessed on the silver screen. In herbaliser's terms, it was one solid, unbroken, 2 hour long movie moment.

If you've heard the hype but don't know what the movie is about, Murray and Johannson are both in Tokyo, both overwhelmed in the culture and underwhelmed in their lives, and the movie is basically a documentary of their fleeting May-December romance. It's fresh, it's real, and it's so intimate it's like emotional pornography.

Still not convinced? Let me try another tack: the movie opens with a lingering love affair of a close-up of Johansson's beautiful ass, covered only in plain cotton panties worn so thin that they're utterly translucent - and goes uphill from there. (No, not THAT kind of uphill from there. Perv. It's a beautiful movie, okay?)

See this movie, and see it now.
Current Mood: amazed
Current Music: The Jesus And Mary Chain - Just Like Honey

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[User Picture] From: buckylea
Date: October 9th, 2003 - 01:50 am
i've ALWAYS liked bill murray. ever since What About Bob. hahahaha.

From: aduncous
Date: October 9th, 2003 - 06:39 am

Such advice from the hardcore cynimic?

::grabs pen and post-it::

Dually noted.

[User Picture] From: lauracroft
Date: October 10th, 2003 - 02:08 am
wow. I'd never heard of it, but this coming from you? I'm gonna see it. =)

[User Picture] From: ravenword
Date: October 10th, 2003 - 08:43 pm
A small part of me is completely in love with Bill Murray right now.

The rest of me just wants to be carried to bed and tucked in, Bill Murray's involvement optional.

[User Picture] From: zeldappa
Date: October 12th, 2003 - 09:34 am
'Finally saw the movie. I liked it but wasn't amazed. (I expected to be so maybe that's my problem.) It's kept me thinking, though. I'll see it again.

On the way out, a group of women were ahead of me. One apologized to the rest of 'em for choosing that movie. "I am so sorry. I thought it was a father-daughter relationship." I gave them the evil eye and then was sad that I have to share this world with people like that, so closed off to anything out of the ordinary.

Another comment I heard was from a lady behind me with her man. [MINI-SPOILER AHEAD] "I just can't believe they didn't do anything." Urgh! Why can't she believe it? Does she not know that some connections are beyond sex? People!

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