Thursday, 15 February 2007

On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning

A lot of people have told me their favourite Haruki Murakami short story is "On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning". It's a sweet story and I'm not surprised a lot of people like it the best, but I am surprised someone made a short movie out of it, and seems to have made a good job out of it, transplanting the story from Japan to a small town in Scotland.

Enjoy.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the vid - a Scottish setting, who knew. 100% Perfect Girl is one of my favorites, but there are far too many of his short stories that I love to just choose one.

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  2. I'd have to agree. I've got a lot of favourites myself: Hanalei Bay, Chance Traveller, Second Bakery Attack, Super-Frog Saves Tokyo... I could go on and on and on...

    Glad you liked the vid!

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  3. The short film is well done, and of course, being a fan of the original source, what could be better than to see it in another medium?

    Interesting how universal the love theme of the story is, such that it could be transported into another geography effortlessly.

    Hallmark of great story, yes?

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  4. Indeed! Also, perhaps Murakami's oft-touted "Westernised" persona helped in bringing over the story. There really isn't much in the way of Japaneseness in the original story.

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