March 3, 2008
When I am king of the world, I will make this law:
Every movie with a prolonged scene on an elevator - especially ones where the characters are awkwardly standing and waiting - must have the elevator playing an instrumental version "Girl from Ipanema". Plus, every movie made after 1970 or so that does NOT have music playing, this song will be added to the sound track of all existing prints. (Individual directors of existing films may apply for an exemption, but have to write an essay explaining why they want one.)
"Lost in Translation", I'm looking at you.
Movie Secret of the Moment
"I love you. Don't forget to always tell the truth."
--Supposedly what Bill Murray's character whispers to Scarlett Johansson's at the end of "Lost in Translation". Watched that movie again with cmg the other night; it really is lovely. I wonder how Bill Murray-esque I might be in my interactions with new and unfamiliar parts of Japan...
Video of the Moment
--How People Count Cash. Supposedly. (Take it with a big grain of salt.)