Episode #23 — Lost In Translation (2003)

Jet-lagged, worn-out and struggling to get his life back on track … William returns from Japan ready to catch up with Alan and dig into the screenplay to ‘Lost In Translation’ by Sofia Coppola. We consider the two intimate portraits that the writing provides for the main characters of Bob and Charlotte, the anecdotal initial impressions of Japanese culture that form the setting for the story, and provide our view of the romantic connection that forms between the protagonists over a few short days in a luxury hotel in Tokyo.

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Let’s never come here again, because it would never be as much fun
— Charlotte
 

Episode #22 — Amélie (2001)

For this episode, William and Alan brushed off their French dictionaries in order to read the screenplay to Amélie, written by Jean-Pierre Jeaunet and Guillaume Laurant. A classic that has come to define the identity of French cinema for audiences in the rest of the world, it is a vibrant tale of a young woman facing her first steps into adulthood, a realm filled with the dangers of love, pain, grief and risk. A memorable cast of characters and some magical elements combine to create an unforgettable and touching story.

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Vous pouvez prendre le risque de souffrir, vous n’éclaterez pas en mille morceaux
— Raymond Dufayel
 

Episode #9 — Sideways (2004)

‘Sideways’ was an enjoyable script to discuss, because it is a comedy with many tragic elements that always stays rooted in reality and its flawed characters. Based on the novel by Rex Pickett and adapted for the screen by director Alexander Payne and writer Jim Taylor, it’s a tale of debauchery, adventure, love and friendship set in California’s Santa Barbara wine valley.

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Only somebody who really takes the time to understand Pinot’s potential can then coax it into its fullest expression.
— Miles Raymond