2005.05.27

Murakami and the search

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Okay, I’m now holding Sputnik Sweetheart, Dance Dance Dance, and The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, and from the look of things (or their back-cover blurbs, at least), I’m beginning to wonder if every Murakami book involves a search for some missing woman.


Totally flaked on Saving Face — I mean, Friday night, great buzz, and seeing how director Alice Wu is a former local, you’d have thought I’d have had enough foresight to get tickets in advance (sigh). But! On the bright side, from ginger comes word of a film I (and you, you and you) simply must see: Mad Hot Ballroom. Kenneth Turan says, “A kind of Spellbound crossed with Strictly Ballroom.”

Yes, please.

Though I have to admit — at first read I thought he meant this Spellbound. Which would probably be good, yes, but a beast of a completely different stripe. Also, one that would bring nightmares — I’m rather certain of it.


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