Friday, March 12, 2004

Coppola's ode to Tokyo

"Lost in Translation" was shot in just over four weeks in October 2002. It was filmed mainly at night due to the Park Hyatt's insistence that guests not be disturbed. The small cast and crew could only film in public areas after midnight and before 6 a.m. At all times, a hotel employee "chaperoned" the cast and crew - at one point, Bill Murray got so exasperated by her strictness that he picked her up and threw her over his shoulder, encouraging her to lighten up...

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