Best of the Decade Derby: Lost in Translation video essay with Stephanie Zacharek

Another video essay for the Film in Focus Rewatch series. This one’s on Lost in Translation, which many considered the best film of 2003 and one of the best of the decade. I personally wouldn’t go quite that far, but I’m glad to have someone like Stephanie Zacharek of Salon.com to make the case in this video essay, by honing in on one moment and exploring what makes it, and Sofia Coppola’s direction, beautiful and unique among American films.

Another video essay for the Film in Focus Rewatch series. This one’s on Lost in Translation, which many considered the best film of 2003 and one of the best of the decade. I personally wouldn’t go quite that far, but I’m glad to have someone like Stephanie Zacharek of Salon.com to make the case in this video essay, by honing in on one moment and exploring what makes it, and Sofia Coppola’s direction, beautiful and unique among American films.

Also be sure to check out Stephanie’s recent interview with Dennis Cozzalio of Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule, where she dishes on her development as a film critic, what it’s like to be one half of a film critic couple, and films both recent and past that have brought out her true sensibilities as a critic.

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    So how was it? Was it worth seeing? On youtube he sounds very cool..

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    See ! That’s why it’s not a good idea to speak to mobile phones when crossing the street. Indeed, nice film clip.

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    brilliant essay. reminded me of why i love this movie so much. the sequence Steph describes creates a certain sincerity sooo lacking in so much film these days.

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    This is the best movie of 2003 for me! I have enjoyed visiting you and reading your blog. Check out my movie label: http://whereareyouolga.blogspot.com/search/labe

  • noborders

    That scene, at the Karaoke, is the scene in the film for me. The whole film really captures the experience of being a visitor in Tokyo, but that scene is so much more and very, very moving.

  • johnelvis

    I really like Lost in Translation.
    But I need to vent for a second after going through the list of 250 films, its utterly ridiculous. The top of the list is filled with wonderful films. But the drop-off frustrated me to no ends when the highest grossing and one of the best-reviwed films of the decade was left off. Ahead of the Dark Knight included Chicken Run, Shattered Glass and Minority Report. I was floored.

    Sorry to take over your blog with my rant. I really did like the video clip!

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