Watch Lost on Location, Lost In Translation’s Making-Of
Lost in Translation, Sofia Coppola‘s second feature film that established her as a filmmaker and put Scarlett Johansson under the mainstream’s spotlight is going to be 10 years old this summer. Shot on film in Tokyo, the film tells the story of two strangers, (Bill Murray and Johansson) who bound in a disconnected environment and try to make the best out of the time they share together.
Lost on Location is a 30 minute behind-the-scenes partially shot by Spike Jonze, Coppola’s husband at the time, that covers the film making process from a week before shooting til mid-way through the film’s shooting completion.
Shooting in a foreign country often implies having at least 50% of your crew composed of locals thus, if you don’t speak the language -and Coppola doesn’t speak fluent Japanese- relying on a translator to convey your ideas and your notes. When you know how hard it already is to shoot a film, this is a big obstacle to add to a production. But Coppola seemed to have been in good hand with her First Assistant Director, Takahide Kawakami.
Watch below for a look at a the 4:3 making-of of Lost in Translation and how they dealt with Bill Murray being his expected funny/goofy self, the largest typhoon in Japan since WW2, shooting free style in Tokyo etc.
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