With great hesitation, I ended up writing for Lost in Translation, one of my favorite films of all time. Spare me, Sophia Coppola.
The movie has no score, but there is an incredible soundtrack. I think it’s what made me fall for “shoegaze” or “post-rock” in the first place. Here’s what I might have submitted if Sophia asked me to write, alongside her already really freakin’ great soundtrack, an original fuzzy-low-fidelity-heart-wrencher-with-a-touch-of-uplift that could be iterated into a recurring musical theme throughout the film.
Fun facts: Nothing but guitar was used to make this track, including the “drums”. Track title translates to “photograph” — just sort of felt right, given the framing of most shots in the film. It’s set in Japan, for anyone who may not have seen it (also—go see it!).
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