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Lost In Translation Gossip

Via charlotte's blue scarf I learned of The A List and read some stuff:

Diaz, Cameron. "Self-important bimbo." Germ-phobic. Alcoholic and drug user. Very hard to work for; once made her assistant shave her armpits for her. The blonde nitwit in Lost in Translation is reportedly based on her. Linked with Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Dillon, Jared Leto, Ed Norton, and Justin Timberlake, Vince Vaughn.

Ford, Harrison. Rumored to be a skirt-chasing slut into stripper clubs; wife dumped him when she found out that the rumors were true. Big hemp smoker. Also rumored to be into leather and S&M, as well as being a homophobe. (Although rumors begin to emerge about his dalliances with younger men). The Bill Murray character in Lost in Translation is reportedly based on him. Good tipper. Linked with Lara Flynn Boyle, Lesley Ann Down, Minnie Driver, Carrie Fisher, Calista Flockhart, Julia Ormond, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kristen Scott Thomas, and "about four dozen others."

Jay and Silent Bob Live (updated)

Went to see Kevin Smith do a Q&A at a convention in Arlignton ( Jason whatever his last name is was there too). I'm not a complete fan of his movies at all but as a guest on the howard stern show he's always been funny and i'd heard these Q&A sessions were a hoot so I went and it was worth it, lots of laughs and he showed a flash animation test for a Clerks animated feature movie that was absolutely brilliant. This Heroes thing was shown. Lots of wacky questions. Someone even asked if he's ever talked to Ben Affleck about doing j.lo in the butt. Too many geeks in the room. I got a kick ass Kill Bill poster. I won an anime DVD, I was five feet from Cheyenne Silver, who is a porn star and aparently pet of the month or was, dunno, she had her Penthouse there to sign, she's also been on the Stern show.


Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation DVD


One of the season's first indie successes and already generating strong Oscar buzz for star Bill Murray, Universal Studios Home Video has announced a February 3rd street date for Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation. The highly-acclaimed romantic drama will be presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround tracks and French and Spanish subtitles. Universal has not announced any extras, and retail is set at $26.95.

from dvdfile.com

More on dvdanswers.com

Extra features will include a making of featurette, a number of deleted scenes, a music video, interviews with Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson and the films theatrical trailer.

from The Book Of Mercy

" Friend, when u speak this carefully I know it is because you don't know what to say. I listen in such a way so as not to add to your loneliness. I make some replay at every opportunity so as not to compound you loneliness. Thus the conversation continues under an umbrella of optimism, If you suggest a feeling, I affirm it. If you provoke, I accept the challenge. "

L. Cohen, "The Book of mercy"

Revisionist Special Editions

The Beatles "Let it be..Naked" and Tori Amos "Tales of a Librarian" come out tomorrow. What a coincidence that these two albums come out on the same day. I'm listening to them now and let me tell you, they feel like Star Wars: Special Edition. Initially it feels odd and weird. With the Beatles I knew what to expect but Tori surprised me with how much she fiddled with all the songs, a little new intro here, more backing vocals there etc. Good re-mastering job too, it feels like she’s playing piano next to me.

Tori's Library

from Scotland On Sunday over at yessaid.com

Of course, humour and oddity are not mutually exclusive. Being Tori Amos, she has - and this must be some kind of a musical first - employed a librarian to help create (or should that be curate) the new album. "She has a doctorate in library studies," Amos says. "I'm following the Dewey decimal system. That's how librarians categorise books. So I thought it was right..."

How exactly does that work? "It's called Tales of a Librarian, so therefore you open up your package and each song is under a certain heading. We've attributed each song to a category." So, for example, the song 'Sweet Dreams' is filed under "Administration of George Bush, 1989-1993" (in case anyone is wondering, it's 973.928). 'Cornflake Girl', Amos's catchy yet bitter take on the limits of sisterhood, gets number 177, "Ethics of Social Relations (Betrayal)". 'Playboy Mommy' can be found at 610, "Medicine and Health", sub-section 618, "Miscarriage", while 'God' ("God sometimes you just don't come through/Do you need a woman to look after you") is assigned 230, "Christianity and Christian Theory", 231 "God". And so on.

My Life Without Me


The first thing I noticed was the movie was produced by "El Deso", Perdo Aldomovar's production company. Good sign. Then we have two "Pulp Fiction" connections (Amanda Plummer & Maria de Medeiros). I almost thought the Doctor was the bad guy from City of Lost Children but I was wrong. A very sad film but I'll see anything with Sarah in it, even "The Claim" which I thought was going to suck but I liked a little.

dcfc show

Last Nite was dcfc @ Emo's. When I saw them in 2001 I wanted nothing more than to hear "All is full of Love" and they ended their show last night with it and I was pleased. The high light was "we looked like giants", to me anyways.

I *need* a live version of Deathcab for Cutie's "we looked like giants" Please & Thank you.

from the library

[ Melancholia ]

Charles Bukowski

the history of melancholia
includes all of us.

me, I writhe in dirty sheets
while staring at blue walls
and nothing.

I have gotten so used to melancholia
I greet it like an old

I will now do 15 minutes of grieving
for the lost redhead,
I tell the gods.

I do it and feel quite bad
quite sad,
then I rise
even though nothing
is solved.

that's what I get for kicking
religion in the ass.

I should have kicked the redhead
in the ass
where her brains and her bread and
butter are
at ...

but, no, I've felt sad
about everything:
the lost redhead was just another
smash in a lifelong
loss ...

I listen to drums on the radio now
and grin.
there is something wrong with me

Barfly came out on DVD. I like that one.