|"Director: [in Japanese] Mr. Bob-san, you are relaxing in your study. On the table is a bottle of Suntory whiskey. Got it? Look slowly, with feeling, at the camera, and say it gently - say it as if you were speaking to an old friend. Just like Bogie in Casablanca, "Here's looking at you, kid" - Suntory time.|
Translator: Umm. He want you to turn, looking at camera. OK?
Bob: That's all he said?"
- Lost in Translation
When I was working on an odd film in Miami, I wrote a series of emails for a friend back home. That became my first blog.