Saturday 24 February 2018

* OTHING LOST IN TRANSLATION OF DIRECTOR'S TOP THREE

Bill Murray as Bob Harris and Scarlett Johansson as CharlotteÊin LOST IN TRANSLATION
Bill Murray as Bob Harris and Scarlett Johansson as CharlotteÊin LOST IN TRANSLATION

Paul Whitington

The Virgin Suicides (1999)

In other hands Jeffrey Eugenides's tale of a teenage suicide pact might have been unbearably grim, but Coppola brought a melancholy sweetness to the story. It was a very accomplished debut, and Kirsten Dunst was excellent as Lux Lisbon, a clever teen who leads a nihilistic rebellion against her strict parents.

Lost in Translation (2003)

Bill Murray's performance in this wistful and beautifully made little film was justly praised. He plays Bob Harris, a famous actor who's holed up in a Tokyo hotel during the filming of an idiotic whiskey ad when he meets a young American girl (Scarlett Johansson) and forms a tentative attachment to her. Slow-moving, but full of atmosphere.

Somewhere (2010)

This stylish comic drama stars Stephen Dorff as Johnny Marco, a film star who lives at the Chateau Marmont hotel in an alcoholic haze. But Johnny has to get his act together when his 12-year-old daughter visits. Dorff's Johnny is an affecting study of affluent despair, and Coppola maintains her mood well.

Irish Independent

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