Movies and Tea #20 – Lost In Translation

After the success of The Virgin Suicides for her follow up Sofia Coppola drew inspiration from her father filming a real Suntory whiskey commercial with Akira Kurosawa in the 1970’s to crafts a tale which is not only a love letter to Tokyo but also one of two lost souls in a city were neither of them speak the language while generally confounded by the world around them leaving them to dwell on their own personal issues.

It’s a premise which you hardly expect to turn into a huge hit for Coppola not only with critics but more surprisingly with the general movie going audiences who for some reason really warmed to the film.

Further Viewing

In The Mood For Love

Music on this episode

Keith Mansfield – Funky Fanfare
Death In Vegas – Girls
The Jesus and Mary Chain – Just Like Honey

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3 thoughts on “Movies and Tea #20 – Lost In Translation”

  1. Reblogged this on Tranquil Dreams and commented:

    The next episode for Movies and Tea is out! Season 3 continues forward with the second film of Coppola’s directorial career as we look at Lost in Translation, a film that was one of the defining points of Coppola’s career. Head on over to Movies and Tea blog to listen to the podcast discussion and leave us a comment on your thoughts of the film as well as Coppola’s career


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