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 #6 — Silence (2016)

‘Silence’ is a story that is meant to be pondered over and talked about with your friends. With a profound understanding of the meaning of faith, suffering and the struggle to choose the right path in life, ‘Silence’ is a masterpiece that led to The 21st Rewrite's most detailed and engaging analysis yet. We compare the screenplay to the original novel by the Catholic Japanese novelist Shusaku Endo, and consider Scorcese and Cocks' process of adaptation that took over two decades to do service to the source material.

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The weight of your silence is terrible. I pray, but I’m lost. Or am I just praying to nothing? Nothing. Because you’re not there.
— Sebastião Rodrigues