New Trailer for Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood
Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood, the Japanese master’s fifth book and arguably his most down-to-earth, is hitting screens in England this March, and a new, international version of the trailer, complete with a clip of the titular Beatles song, was just released over at The Guardian (watch the Japanese version, with subtitles, above). Set in 1969 and 1970, the novel is the story of a young man, Toru, his struggle to get over the loss of his best friend, and the women who, well, help him get over it.
Norwegian Wood is surreal and mind-bending, but not nearly to the degree of Murakami’s later books like Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Still, it’s a fine introduction to the author (and it’s also full of sex — to the degree that you might, as I did, devour it in one sitting). The trailer suggests the movie, which was featured at last year’s Venice Film Festival, will capture some of the visual magic that the book suggests, but it looks to be mostly a straightforward, of-this-world production, which might make readers wonder if they’d been tripping when they read the book.
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It’s unfortunate, but we’re creatures of habit and we’ll hold onto our convictions until we’re literally forced to stop.
You basically have to walk a perfect straight line at all times in Japan because if you veer off at any moment you will almost definitely get mashed by a Japanese lady on a mamabike with three kids strapped to it.
Come on people, as if other people’s choices of love affected you in the least. Penguins don’t pull this crap on fellow homosexual penguins.
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