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Tran Anh Hung

Columns

Monday, July 4 2011

'Norwegian Wood' Is Pretty Onscreen, But Puzzling

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.


Reviews

Sunday, January 8 2012

'Norwegian Wood' Offers Snowy Landscapes and a Narrow Perspective

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.


Saturday, December 31 1994

The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2001)

'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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