Lost in Translation

Now that it's been written up in NYT Magazine, officially the indie film with the most buzz is Lost in Translation, directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Bill Murray.
And even if it wasn't generating that kind of buzz, I'd be excited to see it because:

  • It stars Bill Murray, one of the most underrated performers in Hollywood. He was robbed of an Oscar nomination for Rushmore. He's a Cubs fan. Groundhog Day is one of the great comedies. He's your daddy.

  • It stars Scarlett Johansson. She has a cool face and seems like the type of friend who will always be cooler than you are.

  • The trailer is cool. There's a shot in there, from behind, of a golf shot. It's beautiful. I saw that shot just before I went to Bandon Dunes and it helped me to visualize the golf shot (horizontal rotation of the lower body, the more vertical rotation of the arms, linked in one beautiful motion).

  • One of the songs on the soundtrack is by The Jesus and Mary Chain. I listened to them in high school and thought they were cool then. I'm not sure if they're still cool, but seeing their name again is nostalgia. The soundtrack contains other cool songs

  • The movie is about two lonely, lost, alienated Americans who meet up in Tokyo and become friends. Aren't we all?

  • Lots of photos of Japanese neon signs. Pretty lights!