February 16, 2004
Lost in Translation

I saw Lost in Translation yesterday, just off Leicester Square. A brilliant film, I thought, but extremely bleak. A more evocative exposition of loneliness I can't remember. Don't see it alone!

Scarlett Johannson and Bill Murray richly deserved their Baftas, I must say. (This morning on Radio 4, I heard someone opine that Murray's Bafta wouldn't lead to an Oscar, because 'best actor' awards aren't often handed out for comedy roles. Comedy!? Did they see the same film as I did?)

BTW, Leicester Square was a mistake yesterday - it was heaving.

Posted to Music and Film by Simon Brunning at February 16, 2004 09:55 AM

We went to see it yesterday,too. There was some comedy but it was also very sad.

I don't think the Tokyo entertainment scene is for me but, of course I loved the countryside and the temples.

Posted by: Sujatin on February 16, 2004 10:01 AM

Top movie. If you want somewhere a bit quieter than Leicester Square then check out the Clapham Picture house. From March I will be found there every Thursday morning at the Big Scream sessions, with all of the other 'mums'.

Posted by: Andy Todd on February 16, 2004 11:55 AM

The Clapham Picture House is excellent - and just around the corner from The Frog and Forget-me-not! I wouldn't usually bother with Leicester Square, but Michael and I were in the area, just having visited The British Museum. I was making the best of a girl-free weekend!

Posted by: Simon Brunning on February 16, 2004 12:01 PM
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