Jun 12, 2012
Finally got around to this. Wonderful performances and a wonderful selection of music to accompany a wonderful journey with two people. Beautiful film.
Excellent film especially considering the fairly simple plot. I never thought people just walking around and talking could be so interesting.
I've seen a few of them, if done right it can be fantastic.
Have you seen any other Sofia Coppala films, or is this your first? I have serious love for her as a director.
I've seen Marie Antoinette which I really liked. I really want to check out the rest of her films. How would you rank them?
I've only seen this film and The Virgin Suicides which I highly recommend. The rest I've heard weren't as good so I haven't got around to watching them.
I actually really liked Somewhere. It's not a million miles off the tone and feel of Lost in Translation. Not as good, but worth a poke. I love Lost in Translation. Bloody love it.
1. Somewhere (A perfect slice of life piece that blows me away everytime I watch it.)
2. Marie Antoinette (Basically the pop princess equivalent of Barry Lyndon, with visuals that are up there with Kubrick and Malick films.)
3. Lost In Translation (While some say the film is offensive for its portrayal of the Japanese people and culture, I say this film is the perfect representation of the discovery of a world far outside of one's own. Pretty much a perfect film that gets better with every watch.)
4. The Virgin Suicides (I really do love this film, but it does show signs of a first time feature director. That being said, it is still an amazingly confident film debut.)
I really need to rewatch Antoinette. Also, I can't wait to watch Somewhere now. Looks like it's pretty similar to Lost in Translation.
I'm pretty sure this will be the only Sofia Coppola film I will ever like. I really didn't warm to The Virgin Suicides and I can't see I'm enthused by Somewhere or Marie Antoinette. That said, I really do love Lost In Translation.
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