50 Best Indie Films
Lost In Translation (2003)
The Film: Jaded movie star Bob Harris (Bill Murray), stuck in Tokyo, strikes up an unlikely friendship with equally bored hipster Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson)
Indie Cred: Sofia Coppola’s swooning not-quite romance that defied occasional lapses in taste to become a modern love story. Also: brownie points for getting Kevin Shields off his arse to do the music.
If It Had Been A Blockbuster: We’d have heard Bob’s final words to Charlotte, and they’d be banal greeting card platitudes.