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Movie City | Tokyo, Japan
Posted May 04, 2010 to photo album "Movie City | Tokyo, Japan"
Tokyo | City of Visitors
In addition to being a historic center and a bustling financial powerhouse, Tokyo is an extremely popular tourist city, with over 5 million visitors each year. Filmmakers also like to travel there, and not just for relaxation. In “Tokyo Movies: West Meets East,” Nick Dawson looks at the films made by European and American directors in Japan’s capital, from the 1949 Humphrey Bogart vehicle Tokyo Joe all the way through to 2008’s Tokyo!, a portmanteau triptych from Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Bong Joon-ho. And, of course, it was a city famously visited by Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation, released by Focus Features in 2003. In The Tokyo You Find in Movies, Peter Bowen looks at how fans of the movie can find the locations from Coppola’s film and others shot in the city.