Lost in Translation

Synopsis: A lonely, aging movie star named Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and a conflicted newlywed, Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson), meet in Tokyo. Bob is there to film a Japanese whiskey commercial; Charlotte is accompanying her celebrity-photographer husband. Strangers in a foreign land, the two find escape, distraction and understanding amidst the bright Tokyo lights after a chance meeting in the quiet lull of the hotel bar. They form a bond that is as unlikely as it is heartfelt and meaningful.
Genre: Drama
Production: Focus Features
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 97 wins & 126 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.8
Metacritic:
89
Rotten Tomatoes:
95%
R
Year:
2003
102 min
$44,566,004
Website
501 Views

Some JAPANESE ROCK STARS with shag haircuts and skinny leather

pants pass by. Each commercial person has to shake Bob's

hand before leaving.

CUT TO:

INT. BOB'S HOTEL ROOM - NIGHT

Bob sits on the end of the bed in a too small hotel kimono.

INT. PARK HYATT BAR - NIGHT

Bob sits at the bar. A few minutes pass as he sits in silence

looking around, drinking a scotch. Chet Baker sings "The

Thrill is Gone" over the stereo.

We see Bob's POV of tables of people talking. JAPANESE WOMEN

SMOKING, AMERICAN BUSINESSMEN tying one on, talking about

software sales. A WAITER carefully setting down a coaster,

and pouring a beer very, very slowly. It's all very foreign.

CUT TO:

INT. BOB'S HOTEL ROOM - MORNING

The automatic hotel curtains open, pouring light into the

room.

CUT TO:

INT.HOTEL BATHROOM - DAY

Bob gets in the shower overlooking the view of Tokyo. The

shower head is at his elbows, he raises it as high as it

goes, and leans down to have a shower. This hotel was not

designed with him in mind.

CUT TO:

INT. STUDIO - DAY

Whiskey commercial shoot.

The set is full of activity as the JAPANESE CREW work. Bob,

in a shawl collared tuxedo sits at a European style bar set

with a cut crystal glass of whiskey. A JAPANESE GIRL quickly

powders his face as they adjust lights and the DIRECTOR and

crew speak in hurried Japanese.

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Sofia Coppola

Sofia Carmina Coppola (born May 14, 1971) is an American screenwriter, director, producer and actress. In 2003, she received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the comedy-drama Lost in Translation, and became the third woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director. In 2010, with the drama Somewhere, she became the first American woman (and fourth American filmmaker) to win the Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival. Her father is director, producer and screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola. more…

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