Suzanne FerrissMar 31, 2023
Lost in Translation
British Film Institute 2023
Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation (2003) brings two Americans together in Tokyo, each experiencing a personal crisis. In this close look at Coppola’s multi-award-winning film, Suzanne Ferriss’s book, Lost in Translation (British Film Institute, 2023), uses the film’s travel theme as a structuring device to detail the complexities of filming the 27-day shoot without permits in Tokyo, to explore Coppola's allusions to fine art, to examine the subtle color palette, the use of music over words, and the characters' experiences in and around the Park Hyatt Tokyo. Ferriss also evaluates the filmmaker’s distinctive cinematic signature and the elements that make Lost in Translation a cinema classic.
Suzanne Ferriss is Professor Emerita at Nova Southeastern University. She has published extensively on fashion, film, and cultural studies.
Latoya Johnson is an editor, writer, and bibliophile with a master's in Humanities. Her research and writing interests include books and reading in popular culture, the public history of women's fiction, and women in Greco-Roman mythology.