The film Lost in Translation follows two Americans visiting Tokyo during important transitional periods in their lives. Charlotte is a recent college graduate trying to figure out her career while also moving on from the honeymoon phase of her new marriage. Bob Harris is essentially going through a mid-life crisis as he sorts through life post-movie stardom and struggles to maintain a relationship with his overbearing wife. The two find each other in the hotel bar as a result of their inability to sleep and form a connection based on their mutual isolation in both their relationships and the city of Tokyo. The film touches on the importance of communication as well as what it is like to be a foreigner alone in a vastly different culture. The
Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Date Lost in Translation Lost in Translation is a romantic comedy-drama film directed by Sofia Coppola. The main actor in the film is Bill Murray portrayed as Bob Harris who makes friendship with Charlotte in a hotel in Tokyo. The story revolves around a love circle of two strangers that met in a hotel. This paper will be discussing the themes and styles in relation to moods, attitudes and conditions that existed during the recording of the film.
The Cultural Influences in Japanese Horror Film and Its American Remake (A case study of Ju-On: The Grudge (2002) and The Grudge (2004)) Abstract: Hollywood has produced a number of remakes of Asian horror films, especially Japanese horror films. As the remake is embodies the cultural aspects or American point of view, this research is conducted to see the cultural differences between Japanese horror film and its Hollywood’s remake. Using Joseph Champoux 's observational model and David Edelstein’s Hollywood adaptation rules, this research will identify the specific cultural elements in both movies. The result is separated into two subdivision where the cultural aspects of both country is depicted in both films; the clear explanation of the cause of
Hirabayashi is a Nisei, and he was born in the United States. He chose to go back to American after he studied in Japan for eight years. The reason that Hirabayashi wanted to go to Japan to study because his parents wanted their children to be exposed to Japanese language and culture. On the other hand, the Japanese culture influence to Hirabayashi’s parents and some discrimination from the Native American makes Hirabayashi only plays with the other Nisei after school. Hirabayashi had two close Japanese friends, and these two friends had been to Japan before.
Cultural influences people on how to communicate with one another and its methods of communication from one culture to another. Culture plays a significant role in intercultural communication. Cultural identity is an element in a person’s life when one understands their own culture, leading to an understanding and appreciation of other cultures as well. It promotes a vital part of communication between people who come from different cultures. This paper will examine my Mexican American cultural background and how it affects my way of communicating with others.
Storytelling has been a part of people's’ lives since the beginning of time. It started with just verbal communication, then it was translated into written word, and now there hundreds of ways to tell those same stories. Movies and books, for example, are two very different ways to tell stories to an audience. A story can be a book, but not a movie or vice versa. Many books are made into movies, but lose major elements in translation.
These films attempt to reflect both change in society and differences between cultures, despite Spirited Away clearly being more successful in this aspect. This difference in subversion also reveals what is necessary to create a truly feminist work that can effectively influence the minds of people and cause effective change to society. With this insight, it can now be more easily discernible what constitutes a feminist film and how it can positively affect
When I was asked to write about an instance of intercultural communication in a movie, Arrival was not the first thing that came to mind. However, once I had thought about it, I could not get it out of my head, and I knew I had to write about it. The reason behind my determination was that though the parties involved in the conflict are unusual—humans versus extraterrestrial beings—, Arrival still addresses very important issues that could arise during any intercultural communication. This paper will look at the reasons behind this conflict, namely our fear of the unknown, and our tendency to rely on stereotypes and to reflect our negative traits onto the other side. While doing so, it will also briefly touch upon the communicational issues within the human community, caused by the different frameworks through which they look
During this semester, I gained a lot of skills and knowledge about interpersonal relations. As a human being, as a member of the "global village", everyone need to communicate with others. It is important to learn how to communicate well and how to build a healthy and positive interpersonal relationship with others. Like the textbook’ name “Looking Out Looking In”, we looked in the communication itself, looked out the language barrier, nonverbal messages and effective listening, and looked at relational dynamics. I learned and recognized about how environmental factors can impact our communication.
A culture, by definition, is a set of shared beliefs within a society; learning how to interact with people from different cultures is important in order to communicate and work with each other. It helps us become understanding of one another and widens our perspective of what the world has to offer. To be able to cross cultural communicate with others, the first step is to be aware that every culture is complex and has its differences. While traveling to new countries and trying to understand each other, there is a large possibility of miscommunication, which can come in the form of misinterpreting messages or body language; therefore, it is crucial to keep an open mind whilst communicating. There are multitudes of factors in various cultures that play a role in decision making, so being aware of the expectations that are influenced by someone’s culture will help you understand their choices.
Although the main conflict of the film lies within the Japanese culture, it encompasses the loss of cultural identity, and how some Japanese choose to embrace a more modern, western culture. By doing so, it pushes the cultural differences to the
The interaction can be described as more interpersonal than intercultural as a result of the degree of interactant is drawing on personality traits, personal values and experience. When people from different cultural background become close to each other, their interactions typically move along the continuum from more intercultural to more interpersonal, though intercultural elements may always play a role. There is no doubt that no matter for casual or business communication, be sensitive to intercultural communication is always a key to achieve
My interest in intercultural communication and determination of pursuing a career in international education motivated me to apply for the MA ICBP at Warwick University. The decision has been carefully made based on my bachelor degree in International Communications Studies with Spanish, voluntary teaching in primary schools in China and Cameroon. After graduation, I wish to work for as an administrative coordinator in an international education institution or as a program manager of NGO, promoting quality education. With 3-5 year working experience, I will head for a PhD degree to prepare myself for a research-oriented position.