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Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Lost in Translation Final Line Revealed by YouTuber

Scene: Crowded Tokyo Street (aren't they all?) Just Like Honey plays in the background.

Bill Murray yells to Scarlett Johansson. She stops...turns... the crowds part, sort of. He walks up to her. They hug. She nuzzles. He plays with her cute indie haircut. He begins to whisper... What? What did he say? Did you hear it? What did he say?

No one knows. Even Sophia Coppola has said in interviews that the scene was unscripted. Only Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson know.


Until now!

The industrious, digitally equipped, and, apparently bored, vid22dotcom (of soon to be YouTube fame) has applied digital processing software to the final scene to figure out what Murray whispers to Johansson. Is it plausible? Sure! Can we prove it? No!

Some people may choose to preserve the mystery since the ending is perfect without knowing what was said between them. Me? I'm a philistine. I had to know. If you're like me... take a gander at the handiwork of vid22dotcom and see what you think...

December 14, 2007 at 01:15 AM
Sometimes it's more poignant to be less of a philistine. That said, I listened, so I suppose I'm a philistine, too. Still, if true, it's pretty perfect. -----


December 14, 2007 at 03:24 AM
I can't bring myself to click. Call me a purist. It sure is a big shiny, tempting button, tho.

ed decker
December 14, 2007 at 08:39 AM
That movie affected me so deeply. Gave me lumps and bumps all through my insides. Seeing that scene again brought it all back. What he said didn't really matter to me, though it was a perfect line.

January 03, 2008 at 12:46 AM
Oh. I always thought he said "I suppose a f*** would be out of the question?"