One of the most hilarious scenes in Lost in Translation (Gothamist's favorite movie this year, thus far) is when Bill Murray's character, Bob Harris, gets direction from a Japanese hipster director. The director rattles off instructions in Japanese for a while, only for it to be translated back to Bob as "With more intensity." The Times ends speculation from all non-Japanese-comprehending folks by giving transcription of the exchange; Gothamist loved that the director was saying, "As if you are Bogie in 'Casablanca,' saying, 'Cheers to you guys,' Suntory time!" We would have killed to see Bill Murray Bogie it up.

Also yesterday, Roger Ebert tackled a reader's question about whether or not Lost in Translation is racist in its depiction of the Japanese.