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Lost in Translation

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Published 2004 by ArtistHouse Publishers Co., Ltd (first published January 1st 2002)
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The film. The bum crack.

You know. Unattractive older man with hair and skin issues has fantasy relationship with beautiful young girl. I was assured by more than one middle aged man that hey, no, it just isn't like that. It's not that kind of movie.

So, why the fuck do I have to look at a young girl's bum crack as the fucking opening scene, the very first thing I see in this movie. I guess the middle aged men who spun me the line were only listening to the dialogue, not looking at the pictures?
Feb 22, 2015 Jacob rated it it was amazing
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This screenplay should probably be a part of any film enthusiast's reading list, esp. the aspiring screenwriter. If you want to get a sense of what a screenplay should read like, this piece is it. Even if you hadn't seen the film itself, you can see it on the pages.
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Sep 18, 2014 Thom Gibney rated it it was amazing
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It's difficult not to review the screenplay based on Coppola's film in its visual form but Coppola is indeed a wonderful screenwriter to boot. Though the minimalistic film takes its cues from the visuals, Coppola writes the screenplay to a tee for transparent imagery. This is not to say that the script is cliché or lacking complexity, quite the contrary. Coppola uses silence or the unsaid in her script to convey complex relationships (particularly that of Bob and Charlotte), much is left to the ...more
Jan 21, 2013 David rated it it was amazing
Great screenplay
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Sofia Carmina Coppola is an American film director, actress, producer and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. She is the first American woman and third woman in history to be nominated for an Academy Award for Directing, the other two women being Lina Wertmüller and Jane Campion.
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