Saturday, November 26, 2011

Love, Life, Lost in Perdition in Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood is a literary hit written by one of the greatest Japanese writers of our time, Haruki Murakami. His characters are enigmatic and beautiful. The story dives deep into your soul. You feel it inside you, that beautiful cosmological emptiness. You suddenly feel the thirst for eternity, eternal existence and its beauty, and the story makes you feel that it's beyond this life.

And most of all, the bonding of friends that is, that was, that will be lost somewhere in the cold eye of memory, but will be remembered lovingly, tenderly as you listen to Beatles play Norwegian Wood.

And now, the literary sensation is translated to the silver screen. Thanks to a friend of mine, I recently found out about this.

The movie, Norwegian Wood, was directed by Anh Hung Tran starring Rinko Kikuchi, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Kiko Mizuhara, Kengo Kora and Tetsuji Tamayama.

Honestly, I really don't know who they are but what the heck! It's a movie based on Murakami's novel! 

I'm not sure if it is as good as the book. Reminds me of how they tried to make Banana Yoshimoto's book Kitchen into a movie. It was.... a tragedy and an utter insult to all the people of the Bananamania in Italy. Nobody liked the movie.

But anyway, I'm still gonna watch it and try to get my hands on a copy of that movie!


  1. Thank you for the idea. I like to read this book. Do you also like Japanese animated films? Hayao Miyazaki?


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