Last night I watched the film adaptation of Haruki Murakami‘s popular novel Norwegian Wood, which is set in Japan in the 1960s. If you have followed this blog for awhile you’ll know I’m a fan of his economical writing. Needless to say I was quite excited to watch it.
I had forgotten how melancholic the plot was (I guess most Murakami books are). But the movie was beautifully shot and a relatively good interpretation of the novel. While the aesthetics of the movie drew me in more than the acting, I think anyone who liked the novel would probably appreciate the movie on some level.