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Lost in Translation


Lost in Translation is getting a lot of award attention and it deserves it. Sofia Coppola's direction is brilliant. The movie might not have been this good with someone else at the helm. Coppola gets two things just right:

(1) the feeling of disorientation when you are jetlagged and in a strange place where you don't know anyone and don't speak the language.

(2) The feeling of mystical and magical love that happens when two people meet in a strange place: you are away from home for the first time and meet a boy/girl from another part of the country at college orientation, while backpacking in Europe, etc.

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