Tran Anh Hung
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'Norwegian Wood' Is Pretty Onscreen, But Puzzling
4 Jul 2011 // 5:00 PM

Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood has been referred to as the "Japanese Catcher in the Rye", but J. D. Salinger said that his book was not actable and he would never sell the rights to Hollywood. Maybe Murakami should have listened to Salinger.

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'Norwegian Wood' Offers Snowy Landscapes and a Narrow Perspective
8 Jan 2012 // 9:30 PM

Norwegian Wood notes in passing that students are protesting, but Watanabe tends to walk past the raucous crowds on the sidewalks as if in a dream.

The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2001)
31 Dec 1994 // 7:03 PM

'The Vertical Ray of the Sun' [begins with] the quiet wonder of a morning that is not rushed, allowed to unfold itself moment by gentle moment.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

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"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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