THIS IS TOO MUCH
Mindy Kaling attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
it’s the oscars. they go to open the envelope to announce best picture. just then, a jaegar piloted by rinko kikuchi and idris elba busts through the wall. they snatch the award and leave. surprise, motherfuckers, pacific rim has won
Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz on the red carpet at the 86th Annual Academy Awards, March 2nd 2014
Charlize Theron attending the 86th Annual Academy Awards.
Jared Leto accepts the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role award for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ onstage during the Oscars.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the 86th Annual Academy Awards
So much has been written about those few words at the end that Bob whispers into Charlottes’ ear. We can’t hear them. They seem meaningful for both of them. Coppola said she didn’t know. It wasn’t scripted. Advanced sound engineering has been used to produce a fuzzy enhancement. Harry Caul of The Conversation would be proud of it, but it’s entirely irrelevant. Those words weren’t for our ears. Coppola (1) didn’t write the dialog, (2) didn’t intentionally record the dialogue, and (3) was happy to release the movie that way, so we cannot hear. Why must we know? Do we need closure? This isn’t a closure kind of movie. We get all we need in simply knowing they share a moment private to them, and seeing that it contains something true before they part forever.
- Roger Ebert on Lost In Translation
We were so close. We can be like that again.