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Watch: Sofia Coppola’s ‘Lost in Translation’: The One-Shots vs. the Two-Shots

Watch: Sofia Coppola's 'Lost in Translation': The One-Shots vs. the Two-Shots

The crucial dichotomy at the heart of Sofia Coppola’s ‘Lost in Translation’ is the difference between being alone and being with someone else. The film doesn’t rank one above or below the other; it just places them side by side. As we observe Scarlett Johansson’s Charlotte and Bill Murray’s Bob going about their days separately and then together, we learn something about their characters and about ourselves–and the cinematography, with its contrast of one-shots and two-shots, helps us out. This video from Between Frames guides us through the film’s movement from isolation to cohabitation, with brio and the charisma of Jesus and Mary Chain in the background.  

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