#lost in translation



After seeing Her the other day I realized that it felt a lot like Lost in Translation and dealt with the same themes: isolation, loneliness, and finding solace in someone (or something) else.

Yep. Thought the same things.

Update: Another interesting little twist to this: remember that Spike Jonze and Sofia Coppola were married from 1999 - 2003. Then there’s the rumor that Giovanni Ribisi’s photographer character in Lost in Translation was based on Jonze. And, of course, there’s the voice of Samantha…

Was Her Jonze’s direct response to Lost in Translation? Maybe that’s reading way too much into it. But maybe not. It’s certainly a compelling notion that sort of works beautifully.