Slate Voice reading: Dana Stevens tours Japanese film.

Hear Dana Stevens Read About Exploring Japanese Film

Hear Dana Stevens Read About Exploring Japanese Film

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Nov. 17 2015 2:40 PM

Slate Voice: “Found in Translation”

Listen to Dana Stevens read about exploring Japan’s rich cinematic history.


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In “Found in Translation,” Slate’s film critic Dana Stevens describes her recent tour of Japanese film—from Lost in Translation to Ringu—and compares real-life settings to their appearance on the silver screen. What was it like to bathe in a sento (a public bath), which was “reputedly one of the inspirations for the enchanted bathhouse at the center of Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning Spirited Away”? Did Bill Murray’s character totally under-appreciate the “awe-inspiring” hotel pool in Lost in Translation?

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