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on channel 4 now.
i'm sure it'll get slagged to death by a lot of people on here, but i really like it.
"nothing happens though"
Would watch it, but clashes with Lost.
I think you're right that most people on here seem not to, though. Last time it was on I remember a bizarre discussion about not finding the characters sympathetic because they're rich. Which I find odd, but there we are.
it really irritates me when people say that. money makes you happy, does it? hmmmmm.
should be locked in a room and made to listen to Common People for a month continuously.
one of those people you're talking about. Although it was nothing to do with her being rich. It was more, lots of young people don't know what to do with their lives, but don't have the luxury of a Ivy League education like Johansson's character. Plus, whats so tough about staying in Tokyo?
I also find it really offensive that Sophia Coppola is a film director.
but didn't really get into Lost in Translation. Mary Antoinette looked a bit yawn, anyone seen?
Its a "cosy" film. Sort of nice in a subtle way.
that rightwing hate forum who had a debate over whether it was okay to think scarlett is a hottie because one of her grandparents was a jew ?
but that only means 'ok-ish' film.
"we still have come to no conclusion as to whether she is a kike by blood or by religion."
but Hidden is on right now on Sky Indie. You commoners.
and Clockwork Orange is on afterwards too - good, if random, double bill!
but i watched The Rules of Attraction instead. not bad, but a tad depressing.
Jessica Biel = the hottness in it too.(apart from the coke-induced nosebleeds. not so hot)
..tho the soundtrack aint too shabby.
a lot of people criticised it for being 'slow' or 'nothing really happening'... but that's kind of missing the point. It's beautifully shot and is an excellent depiction of alienation and finding something good in an unfamiliar place.
beautifully shot, some ridiculously well considered cuts, mega stylish, sumptuous use of reflections, wonderful locations and lingering delicate fragility, the best use of MBV in cinema, a love story without them sexing or even kissing with tongues, a very moving ending.
And no doubt, someone is going to say, "but nothing happens". Loads happens, it just isn't over the top melodrama.
it's very sweet and beautiful and genuine.
but I don't.
but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have very little desire to ever see it again though.
and OMGd all over it, so bought it on DVD, but it's not really a 'repeat viewing' kind of film for me. i do really like it though.
"what are they moaning about, they're rich!"
it robbed me of two hours of my life. im sick of films being good cos 'they're beautifully shot'. but nothing fuckin happens!!
excuse me for wanting some sort of plotline. this was nothing more than a tourist film for japan.
the dialogue wasnt even good. i mean, look to six feet under for some amazing dialogue, but this was fuckin nothing. duller than dishwater. and one of those films people say they like, simply because they are told to.
of the fact that i think it's a warm, safe, well shot and genuinely great piece of cinema, any film where i get to see Scarlett Johansson looking that good for nearly two hours is, quite frankly, perfect.
and still haven't watched it & couldn't be bothered to last night.
I'll make it my aim this week.
then went to bed. Japan's got a lot of lights, hasn't it?
but I really don't now why.
didnt deserve ANYWHERE NEAR as much praise.
ah, the Japanese.
This film is brilliant. And all this 'nothing happens' bollocks, plenty happens, it makes me profoundly depressed and jealous watching it, and Scarlett's arse in hot pants in itself justifies its acclaim before you consider that is a beautifully realised piece of work in itself.
and can you think of any other female directors in hollywood?
marie antoinette was lush too.
I can see why people wouldn't though.
are you trying to say that you wouldn't feel isolated as a Westerner in Japan, even a rich one?
Wong Kar Wai is great though!
it's probably the film I've seen the most people walk out of the cinema for though. Fools.
on here, from when he was doing the whiskey commercial:
to its praise is the fact its American. British films can do what Copolla did in Lost In Translation with ease. Yanks tend to overstate everything, and their 'romantic' films are tipping with cliches and beautiful people.
The fact they used Bill Murray in itself, as opposed to some young, handsome boy was great. It makes the film appeal to a much wider audience, as opposed to boring women who enjoy those horrid romantic types.
I really enjoyed it. I also loved Scarlet J in it. She looks so good because she isn't tarted up to insanity like she is in other things.
Only seen it the once though, yonks ago.