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Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

website: www.lost-in-translation.com

Directed:Sofia Coppola
Produced: Ross Katz / Sofia Coppola
Written: Sofia Coppola

Bill Murray
Scarlett Johansson

Lost in Translation is a 2003 comedy-drama film. It centers on Bob Harris (Bill Murray), an American action movie star on the downward slope of his career, who has come to Tokyo, Japan to film a Suntory whisky commercial. He meets Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson), a recent Yale philosophy graduate who is married to a celebrity photographer, and as yet unfocused in terms of her future. Bob and Charlotte share an unconsummated romance while briefly exploring the cultural life of Tokyo but primarily feeling alienated and uncertain about the direction of their lives.

d0079151_20463251.jpgSuperficially, Lost in Translation is a movie about culture shock, but the experience of Westerners in Tokyo is a metaphor for more existential themes of alienation, loneliness, and the desire for companionship. The film explores these themes against the background of the modern Japanese cityscape. The film is rated R in the United States, 15 in the United Kingdom, PG in Australia and PG in Canada. It was the second feature film written and directed by Sofia Coppola, after The Virgin Suicides. It was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Bill Murray, and Best Director for Sofia Coppola. Coppola won Best Original Screenplay.


by another29 | 2007-01-06 20:25 | □Movie


1985 -

Steven Spielberg/Robert Zemeckis Film
Cast : Michael J.Fox Christopher Lloyd etc...

website: www.bttfmovie.com

Back to the Future is a 1985 science fiction–comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and produced by Steven Spielberg. Zemeckis wrote the story, along with Bob Gale. It stars Michael J. Fox as teenager Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd as mad scientist Doctor Emmett L. Brown. Accidentally travelling thirty years back in time in a De Lorean time machine, Marty inadvertently interferes with his parents' courtship and is forced to try to make them fall in love, or he will never be born.The film opened on July 3, 1985, and grossed U.S. $210 million at the U.S. box office, making it the highest grossing film of 1985.The film was followed by two sequels, Back to the Future Part II in 1989 and Back to the Future Part III in 1990, forming a trilogy.


言わずと知れた不屈の名作 "BACK TO THE FUTURE"。
特に1&2。私が初めて当作品を観たのは11歳のとき。素直に感動し、映画がおもしろいという感触を生まれてはじめて与えてくれた。それだけに、私にとってはとても思い入れのある1本だ。とにもかくにもストーリー構成、映像、音楽、どれをとっても申し分ない。中学生の頃に購入したサントラCDは飽きるくらい聴いている。でも飽きない。当時はVHSしかなかったので繰り返し見続けていたせいでテープが伸びきってしまった↓とてもショックでへこんだが、私が20歳の頃、DVDBOX(画像上)が発売された。勿論、初回限定版を購入。メインテーマソング"Power Of Love"を聴くとテンションが上がる。HueyLewis&TheNewsの歌声が最高です。


by another29 | 2006-10-11 03:30 | □Movie

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men
1957 America

Directed:Sidney Lumet
Produced: Henry Fonda/Reginald Rose
Written: Reginald Rose

Henry Fonda / Lee J. Cobb
E.G. Marshall / Martin Balsam
John Fiedler / Jack Klugman
Ed Binns / Jack Warden
Joseph Sweeney / Ed Begley
George Voskovec / Robert Webber

2 Angry Men is the gripping, penetrating, and engrossing examination of a diverse group of twelve jurors (all male, mostly middle-aged, white, and generally of middle-class status) who are uncomfortably brought together to deliberate after hearing the 'facts' in a seemingly open-and-shut murder trial case. They retire to a jury room to do their civic duty and serve up a just verdict for the indigent minority defendant (with a criminal record) whose life is in the balance. The film is a powerful indictment, denouncement and expose of the trial by jury system. The frightened, teenaged defendant is on trial, as well as the jury and the American judicial system with its purported sense of infallibility, fairness and lack of bias. One of the film's posters described how the workings of the judicial process can be disastrous: "LIFE IS IN THEIR HANDS - DEATH IS ON THEIR MINDS! It EXPLODES Like 12 Sticks of Dynamite."

d0079151_22384112.jpgThe jury of twelve 'angry men,' entrusted with the power to send an uneducated, teenaged Puerto Rican, tenement-dwelling boy to the electric chair for killing his father with a switchblade knife, are literally locked into a small, claustrophobic rectangular room on a stifling hot summer day until they come up with a unanimous decision - either guilty or not guilty. The compelling, provocative film examines the twelve men's deep-seated personal prejudices, perceptual biases and weaknesses, indifference, anger, personalities, unreliable judgments, cultural differences, ignorance and fears, that threaten to taint their decision-making abilities, cause them to ignore the real issues in the case, and potentially lead them to a miscarriage of justice.

Fortunately, one brave dissenting juror votes 'not guilty' at the start of the deliberations because of his reasonable doubt. Persistently and persuasively, he forces the other men to slowly reconsider and review the shaky case (and eyewitness testimony) against the endangered defendant. He also chastises the system for giving the unfortunate defendant an inept 'court-appointed' public defense lawyer who "resented being appointed" - a case with "no money, no glory, not even much chance of winning" - and who inadequately cross-examined the witnesses. Heated discussions, the formation of alliances, the frequent re-evaluation and changing of opinions, votes and certainties, and the revelation of personal experiences, insults and outbursts fill the jury room

by another29 | 2002-12-05 22:31 | □Movie