In "Lost in Translation", What did Bill Murray whisper in Scarlett Johansen's ear?
Before I actually answer this question there are a few things that need to be addressed and since I am not the type of person who shirks responsibility lightly, (You can blame my parents for that, good people. I was raised by a Jew and a Sicilian, so guilt and shame were the foundations of my upbringing.) I need to thank all of you who continue to visit even when I do not reciprocate. That will be changing in the weeks to come now that Prozac is legal here in Lilliput.
I also want to thank Lime for not only providing me with an enormous ego boost, but also with a new pair of socks. The old pair are getting kinda thin at the heels. I only hope she realizes that I have size thirteen feet annnnd that the postage to send them to Japan will cost roughly the same as a meal for a starving family of four in Somalia or Angola or maybe Detroit.
Now lets get back to Japan or more importantly to Mr. Bill Murray and the whisper. There are so many things I like about Bill, I will refer to him on a first name basis from now on, that I would like to forget about this movie altogether and gather a group of emotionally retarded cohorts together to have a toga party to give thanks to John Belushi for if I didn't find him so damned hilarious on SNL, I never would have discovered ol' Billy boy- yes, I understand the diminutive is pushing things a bit here, but what the heck, it's my blog. You don't have to speak Japanese or live in Japan to understand what Bob Harris Whispered. That's because he was whispering in English. Yet If we take a good look at many of the films that Bill has starred in I am willing to bet it was something inane and quite possibly connected to either rodents, drugs or getting slimed.
Truth be told, Bill Murray is a fine actor, capable of serious, thought provoking roles as well as the side splitting characters that have made him famous. Now There is one film, one tale, that has gone unnoticed by many of Bill's fans: "The Razors Edge".
The movie was panned by critics when it was released in 1984. This happens to many comedic actors who try to break from what the public expects of them. I have always thought this particular film to be quite possibly the most underrated movie of all time. So much so that; I would rather hear what Larry Darrell would have whispered to Sophie if he had the chance.
"I thought Sophie was my reward for leading a good life. But you know what?
There is no reward for leading a good life."