Study Guide

Lost in Translation Scene 3

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Scene 3

Scene 3

  • Bob rolls up to the Park Hyatt in a town car at dusk. This whole movie feels like it takes place at dusk.
  • In his room, Bob sits on the bed and watches TV in Japanese. As he channel-surfs, he comes across a flick that stars him. And a chimpanzee.
  • It looks like it's from the late '70s or early '80s based on the old footage of Bill Murray that the movie's repurposing.
  • There's a knock at the door. It's a middle-aged Japanese woman. Mr. Kazu sent Bob a "premium fantasy," and she's it.
  • She asks Bob if he wants a massage; he says he doesn't think he likes massages anymore.
  • Then she wants Bob to rip her stockings, but her accent makes it sounds like she's saying "lip." Bob can't understand her, and she starts berating him.
  • Once he understands that she's saying "rip," he obliges, but as soon as he tries to rip them, she starts flailing around and falls on the floor, flopping like a dead fish in mock-outrage that he wants to rip her stockings, and screaming at him to let her go, even though he's nowhere near her.
  • The whole time Bob's like "What. Is. Happening??"
  • Cut to Bob eating alone by the window of a high-rise restaurant.
  • Charlotte's on the streets of Tokyo. It's a rainy day, a sea of umbrellas. As she walks the crowded streets, she takes it all in.

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