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Lost in Translation Bill Murray as Bob Harris Stops Bank Robbery

‘ Amazing how Lost in Translation that’s been sort of forgotten, but also relevant, at least to myself thanks to My Bloody Valentine’s new album, (Kevin Shields did some music for Lost in Translation) still has legs. A bank robber who saw the movie, stopped to talk to Bill Murray. “I saw this man in the street running towards me with a bag in his hand. Then he suddenly stopped when he saw me. He asked me if I was Bob Harris, the character I played in Lost in Translation. I told him, ‘sure, why not’. Then he started telling me how much he loved me and how great he thought I was. I was polite, I told him that was very nice...

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Top 10 Chinese Films?

I’ve seen most of the films on this list, and what strikes me the most is how not one filmmaker can have two films in it. I’d think Zhang Yimou could easily have more than a single film in it, same with Chen Kaige and since it’s dipping into Hong Kong, how about another Wong Kar Wei film? Although they take on another tone, not one John Woo film which revolutionized action films? Drunken Master? Once Upon a Time in China? The list is ambitious in idea, but overall, this should just be a top 20, or don’t bother including Hong Kong and Taiwan. They could easily have their own lists. (whatsonxiamen – Top 10)

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Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom on HBO

Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom – some playdates. It’s a nice documentary that has it’s harrowing parts, ut overall, it’s has some hope in the way of flowers. Other HBO playdates: July 18 (12:15 p.m.), 24 (4:15 p.m.) and 28 (6:00 a.m., 3:15p.m.) HBO2 playdate: July 18 (9:00 p.m.) (Monstersandcritics – Tsunami)   The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom – Trailer (2012 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE) from Tsunami Blossom on Vimeo.

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