Comments: California in Translation

Ben,
I totally agree with you about Lost in Translation. To me, it captures perfectly the sensation of loneliness and ... the random connections, deep deep connections, that can happen between 2 lonely strangers.

I loved it.

I've always loved Bill Murray and I am so glad to see him getting all of these tremendous reviews. He was never just a funny man ... there was always something deeply human going on in there.

Posted by red at September 24, 2003 12:41 PM

Ben, an enjoyable read as always! Great observations.

Posted by Kevin White at September 25, 2003 01:28 PM

Thanks, everyone, for your thoughts. "Lost" really is a hell of a movie and I do so wish it would come to Manchester. We shall see.

Although I must say, Fred, I do think you're reading a bit too much into the film. I think that folks could connect with both characters on a universal level -- such as the scene where Bill Murray's character wants to talk with his kids on the telephone and you can hear their refusal on the phone. I am single and have no kids myself, but I still felt like I got punched in the gut.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at September 26, 2003 04:35 PM