M.   /   December 01, 2008   /   31 Comments

Eva was featured in the supplement La Tribune & Moi of the French newspaper La Tribune from last November 28th.

Here’s the interview in French:

— Eva Green une perfectionniste au parfum —

James Bond Girl dans Casino Royale, Cendrillon gothique sous la houlette de Wong Kar Wai pour Dior, Eva Green ne fantasme pas sur Hollywood. Du haut de ses 28 printemps et de ses huit films, installée à Londres, Paris lui manque. Et Despleschin la fait rêver.

Pour beaucoup de Français vous incarnez la réussite.
J’ai eu beaucoup de chance. Ce métier est assez instable. On dépend tellement du regard et du désir de l’autre, que je m’attends toujours à ce que cela s’arrête. C’est un peu les montagnes russes. Je suis d’une nature perfectionniste, insatisfaite, je me dis que je peux toujours faire mieux.

Vous refusez qu’on vous enferme dans le rôle de la femme fatale ?
Bien sûr, c’est flatteur. Mais, n’être perçue que comme telle, cela peut être handicapant pour obtenir certains rôles. J’aime jouer les personnages populaires. Dans le prochain film qui sortira en janvier, Franklyn, j’interprète une personne qui vient de Londres, un peu cockney, un peu étrange aussi, et c’est bien de varier. Les rôles de femme fatale me plaisent, dès lors que le personnage est complexe. Jouer à l’empoisonneuse, avec beaucoup de make-up, c’est un fantasme, c’est drôle.

Vous avez arrêté le lycée assez tôt, avez-vous déjà regretté ce choix ?
Regretter au sens où je ne suis pas allée à l’université, et que j’ai sans doute un manque de culture, c’est sûr. Mais pour mon épanouissement, non. J’étouffais à l’école. J’étais très bonne élève, je vivais dans la hantise de ne pas réussir. Je ne sortais jamais le week-end, je travaillais tout le temps, je travaillais trop, je me tuais à la tâche, c’était ridicule. Je me souviens parfaitement du soir où je suis allée voir ma mère en lui disant : “Demain, je n’irai pas à l’école.” Elle a très bien compris. Ensuite, je suis entrée à l’école américaine de Saint-Cloud. Ce fut une révélation. Dans les écoles françaises, mes profs faisaient des monologues, ils n’étaient pas à l’écoute. Dans cette école américaine, il y avait plus d’ouverture. On privilégiait l’oral, les débats, les dialogues. J’ai finalement quitté l’école à 18 ans, mon bac international en poche.

Votre sœur jumelle, elle, s’est orientée vers la gestion vous n’avez jamais été tentée ?
Je regrette de ne pas avoir de notions. Dans la vie de tous les jours, c’est une cata. En première, j’étais en filière éco. Je m’intéressais aux sciences sociales, je m’étais trompée de voie.

Vous avez suivi des cours d’art dramatique à Paris et à Londres.
À l’école française, j’avais pris des options théâtre. Je détestais les improvisations, mais j’aimais beaucoup les lectures de textes. Ça me libérait énormément, je me sentais très bien. Après le bac, j’ai voulu perfectionner mon anglais et partir à Londres. Avec une amie, nous nous sommes inscrites à un stage intensif à l’école d’art dramatique, Webber Douglas, dans l’intention d’allier le perfectionnement
de la langue et le plaisir de s’amuser en jouant. On avait huit heures de cours par jour, c’était intense, méticuleux. Je revenais en larmes. Mais, après trois mois, cela a été une nouvelle révélation. Quand je suis rentrée en France, je me suis inscrite aux cours d’Eva Saint-Paul et j’y suis restée trois ans. Encore aujourd’hui, elle est pour moi comme un coach. Avec elle, on ne peut pas tricher, elle est le meilleur directeur d’acteurs que je connaisse.

Qu’est-ce qui vous passionne dans le métier d’actrice ?
Je ne suis pas née en voulant être actrice. Ce qui me passionne, c’est de travailler. Rentrer le soir
et me sentir vivante. Je me sens bien, comme quelqu’un d’entier. Quand je ne fais rien, ou que j’attends un rôle, je m’angoisse terriblement.

Comment réagit votre mère, Marlène Jobert ?
Elle me dit parfois que je suis trop fragile, que je n’ai qu’à arrêter. Elle me provoque, et elle a bien raison. Dans ce métier, on se fait beaucoup de souci, on ne sait jamais de quoi demain sera fait. J’ai encore beaucoup à prouver. Je dis beaucoup non. Peut-être, faut-il être moins absolutiste. Être dans l’inaction n’est pas facile.

Vous avez tourné avec Wong Kar Wai le film publicitaire de Midnight Poison, comment avez-vous abordez ce rôle ?
C’est venu très vite. Ils m’ont dit : “Dans deux semaines, tu tournes avec Wong Kar Wai.” C’était magique. Le personnage de Cendrillon assez gothique ; John Galliano très joyeux, qui me montrait des photos de l’époque des années 1950 de Monsieur Dior ; Wong Kar Wai, qui débordait d’énergie, travaille sans storyboard. C’était un peu comme une impro et une chorégraphie. Courir avec cette robe hallucinante dans l’Opéra Garnier, c’était surréaliste.

Vous avez essentiellement tourné pour des films anglo-saxons, est-ce un choix de tourner si peu en France ?
Je fais ce que j’aime. C’est une question d’opportunités. Les films français que l’on m’a proposés ne m’ont pas beaucoup intéressée. Mais, j’espère que je vais tourner en France, des réalisateurs comme Audiard ou Desplechin sont extraordinaires. Beaucoup pensent que parce que je vis à Londres, je me la pète. Beaucoup me disent qu’ils n’osent pas appeler mon agent anglais, parce qu’ils ne parlent pas anglais. On n’a pas besoin de parler comme Shakespeare. Cela peut être facile, il faut juste tenter. C’est un blocage un peu incompréhensible.

Vous serez à l’affiche du prochain long-métrage produit pas Ridley Scott, le film devrait être présenté à Cannes… Que représente cette expérience pour vous ?
J’avais tourné avec Ridley Scott dans Kingdom of Heaven, où il m’avait beaucoup “coupée” au montage. Il a toujours donné l’impression d’avoir comme une dette envers moi. Quand sa fille, qui réalise le film, m’a écrit pour me demander d’interpréter un professeur acrobatique, très excentrique du Londres des années 1930, j’ai adoré !

Aimeriez-vous vivre à Hollywood ?
Non, ce n’est pas mon monde. Je me sens là-bas sur la planète Vénus. On peut à peine marcher.

Que vous a apporté le James Bond ?
Je passe toujours des auditions mais beaucoup moins. Pour l’instant, je ne suis pas encore maudite. Ça m’a porté chance jusqu’à présent.

Avez-vous un plan de carrière ?
Ce sont les réalisateurs qui viennent vers nous et nous choisissent. Ce qui est agréable, ce sont les rôles qui nous permettent de nous exprimer pleinement en tant qu’acteur. J’adorerais travailler pour Desplechin ou Audiard. Bien sûr, si Wong Kar Wai me proposait un rôle, je serais prête à apprendre le chinois.

Que désirez-vous pour l’avenir ?
être en paix.

Isabelle Lefort

31 Responses to “Eva interviewed by La Tribune & Moi”
  1. George Says:

    Thanks Mariana.
    Tango_down: Is there anything new? (Please resist to the temptation to translate it all 🙂 ) I also hope the journalist didn’t ask all the “traditional” questions that make you angry.

    PS: Don’t ask from Santa Clauss an automatic French –> English translator. We will buy you one (lol). I am joking, your translations are so inspired (is it only for Eva or in general?) that cannot be compared to machine substitutes…

  2. Ali Says:

    – Eva Green a perfectionist scent —

    James Bond Girl in Casino Royale, Cinderella Gothic led by Wong Kar Wai for Dior, Eva Green does not fantasize about Hollywood. From the top of its 28 spring and its eight films, based in London, Paris lacks. And Despleschin the dream.

    For many French you embody success.
    I was very lucky. This business is quite unstable. It is so eye and the desire of others, I still expect that this stops. It is a little roller coaster. I am a perfectionist kind, unmet, I tell myself that I can always do better.

    You deny that locks you in the role of femme fatale?
    Of course it is flattering. But, be perceived as such, it can be crippling for certain roles. I like to play popular. In the next film to be released in January, Franklyn, I see someone who comes from London, a little cockney, a bit strange too, and it is vary. The roles of femme fatale like me, since the character is complex. Play poisoning, with a lot of make-up is a fantasy, it’s funny.

    You stopped the school early enough, have you ever regretted this choice?
    Regret in the sense that I do not go to university and I have no doubt that a lack of culture, definitely. But for my development, no. J’étouffais to school. I was very good student, I lived in fear of not succeeding. I never leaves the weekend, I worked all the time, I worked too much, I killed the task was ridiculous. I remember the night I went to see my mother telling him: “Tomorrow I will not go to school.” She understood very well. Then I entered the American School in St. Cloud. It was a revelation. In French schools, my teachers were monologues, they were not listening. In the American school, there was more openness. It focused on oral, debates and dialogues. I finally left school at 18, my tray international pocket.

    Your twin sister, she was oriented towards the management you’ve never been tempted?
    I regret not having concepts. In everyday life is a disaster. In the first, I was in eco chain. I was interested in social sciences, I had the wrong path.

    You have taken courses drama in Paris and London.
    At the French school, I had taken options theater. I hated improvisation, but I liked many readings. It freed me enormously, I felt very good. After the tray, I wanted to improve my English and go to London. With a friend, we have entered a stage intensive School of Drama, Webber Douglas, with intent to combine development
    of language and enjoy the pleasure of playing. It was eight hours per day was intense, meticulous. I came back in tears. But after three months, it was a new revelation. When I returned to France, I registered for courses Eva Saint-Paul and I stayed three years. It remains for me as a coach. With it, you can not cheat, it is the best director of actors I know.

    What excites you about the profession as an actress?
    I am not born wanting to be an actress. What fascinates me is work. Return in the evening
    and feel alive. I feel good, like someone over. When I do nothing, or waiting a role, I m’angoisse terribly.

    How reacts your mother, Marlene Jobert?
    She tells me sometimes that I’m too fragile, that I have to stop. It causes me, and it is quite right. In this profession, there is much worry, you never know what tomorrow will be done. I still have a lot to prove. I say not much. Perhaps, should be less absolutist. Being in inaction is not easy.

    You toured with Wong Kar Wai film advertising Midnight Poison, how did you approach this role?
    It came very quickly. They said: “In two weeks, you turn with Wong Kar Wai.” It was magical. The character of Cinderella enough Gothic; John Galliano very happy that I showed photos of the era of the 1950s Mr. Dior, Wong Kar Wai, which was outside of energy, works storyboard. It was a bit like a improvisation and choreography. Running with this dress hallucinating in the Opera Garnier, it was surreal.

    You have essentially turned to films Anglo-Saxon, is it a choice to turn so few in France?
    I do what I love. It is a question of opportunities. French films that I was offered I was not much interested. But I hope I will run in France, directors or Audiard as Desplechin are extraordinary. Many believe that because I live in London, I am the Pete. Many say they dare not call my agent English, because they do not speak English. We do not need to speak like Shakespeare. This may be easy, you just try. It’s blocking a little incomprehensible.

    You will be on view from next feature film not Ridley Scott, the film should be presented in Cannes … What does this experience for you?
    I shot with Ridley Scott in Kingdom of Heaven, where I had many “cut” editing. He always gave the impression of having a debt to me. When his daughter, who directed the film, wrote to me asking me to interpret a professor acrobatic, very eccentric London of the 1930s, I loved it!

    Would you live in Hollywood?
    No, this is not my world. I feel there on the planet Venus. One can hardly walk.

    What has the James Bond?
    I always hearings but much less. For now, I am not yet cursed. It brought me luck so far.

    Do you have a career plan?
    These are filmmakers who come to us and choose us. What is pleasant, the roles that allow us to express ourselves as a fully. I’d love to work for Desplechin or Audiard. Of course, if Wong Kar Wai offered me a role, I would be willing to learn Chinese.

    What do you want for the future?
    be at peace.

    Isabelle Lefort
    French

  3. Ali Says:

    Google translate – nothing special from my side.

  4. Liz Says:

    Thank you, Miss M!
    Must have taken much time to tipe it on the computer=)
    There’s nothing REALLY new in the interview but it’s a nice summary of other interviews she has given during the last months….
    Did you kow that there was a special screening of “Franklyn” last sunday, 23rd november at BFI Southbank??
    I read about it on Imdb’s duscussions.

  5. Tango_down Says:

    I didn’t notice that the interview needed a translation, I was already going to react as if all people understood the whole article LOL

    Thanks a lot Ali, et merci à Isabelle Lefort que je salue LOL, you saved me from a busy evening, using the modern best friend of the Man 🙂

    George : I was used to write a lot in english before but not as much than since I’m participating on EGW, and also not in that way. And it’s true that my english has improved a bit thanks to it, especially in learning more vocabulary.
    People say since I was very young at school that I have a nice quill, it reminds me lot of sweet memories of my compositions that the teachers sometimes read, and even nowadays I’m still hearing some comments at work when I have to write transmissions for my colleagues, which is very surprising. I never thought it would be the same in english. In fact, I’m just writing in english as I’m thinking in my mind, with my own Georgia 😉
    As I said, today the most use of my english is dedicated to programming languages, which is very far from literature, I hope my youth teachers will never know that !! That’s why writing some words about Eva is more than happiness.
    Maybe when I’ll have more time, I’ll take time to write some serious novels, and why not books when I’ll be older (I mean when I’ll begin to have grey hair LOL). But all in french of course. There are things I can do with Moliere’s language that I can’t with Shakespeare’s one.

    PS : I’m not angry with “traditional” questions now spot and tom made me understood they can be pertinent. That’s exactly what I love and was searching for : another point of view. Mine lacked of objectivity. And finally, guess what ? We always come back to my favorite quotation : “You never see things in full” (On ne voit jamais les choses en plein). Even after having lived a whole life, you’ll always have to notice its truth.

  6. George Says:

    Thank you Ali (even if google did the hard work you deserve the credit!).

  7. Olga Iv Says:

    Thanks for the translation 😉

  8. Liz Says:

    Ali: thank you for the translation…

  9. Tango_down Says:

    Ali : Someone told me there are lot of no sense things in the translation and he was not able to understand some parts. I had a look at the translation and saw it, so I checked your work (or may I say google’s one), and made some modifications.
    Machinal translation makes a good part of the job but unfortunately you find a lot of absurdities and funny mistakes, for example “se la péter” (which is a french colloquial way to say “to show off” = “I am the Pete” LOL. I hope some people didn’t understand that Eva wants to play in Peter Pan.

    Par hasard, serais-tu français ?

    So here is the corrected version :

    – Eva Green a perfumed perfectionist –

    James Bond Girl in Casino Royale, gothic Cinderella directed by Wong Kar Wai for Dior, Eva Green doesn’t dream about Hollywood. With her 28 springs and her eight movies, living in London, she misses Paris. Despleschin makes her dream.

    For many frenche people, you represent the success.

    I was very lucky. This job is rather unstable. It depends so much on people’s look and desire that I’m always expecting it to stop. It’s like roller coaster. I’m a perfectionist person, unsatisfied, I always think that I can do better.

    You don’t want to labeled in the fatal woman’s role ?

    Of course, it’s flattering. But, be only considered as such, it can be incapacitating to get some roles. I like to play popular’s characters. In the next movie which will release in January, Franklyn, I play someone who comes from London, a bit cockney, also a bit strange, and it’s good to change. I like fatal woman’s roles, only if it concerns a complex character. Play the poisoner, with a lot of make-up, it’s a fantasy, it’s funny.

    You gave up high school rather early, have you ever regretted this choice ?

    To regret to not have gone to university, and have no doubt a lack of culture, sure. But for my development, definitely not. I suffocated at school. I was a very good student, I lived in fear to not succeed. I never went out during weekend, I was always working, I worked too much, I killed myself for the task, it was ridiculous. I perfectly remember the evening I went to see my mother to tell her : “Tomorrow I won’t go to school.” She understood very well. Then I entered the American School in St. Cloud. It was an eye-opener. In french schools, my teachers made monologues, they didn’t listen to us. In this american school, there was more openness. Everything was focused on oral, debates and dialogues. I finally left school at 18, with my international baccalaureate.

    Your twin sister, she turned towards management, have you ever wanted to do the same ?

    I regret to not have basic knowledge. In everyday life, it’s a disaster. In high school, I chose economy as course of study. I was interested in social sciences, I chose the wrong way.
    You learned drama’s lessons in Paris and London.

    At french school, I theater as optional lesson. I hated improvisations, but I liked very much texts’ readings. I could liberate myself a lot, I felt very good. After the baccalaureate, I wanted to improve my English and go to London. With a friend, we registered for an intensive course at the Webber Douglas’ school of drama, with the intention to combine the language’s improvement with the pleasure of having fun by playing. We had eight hours of lesson per day, it was intense, meticulous. I came back with tears. But after three months, it was a new eye-opener. When I returned to France, I registered for Eva Saint-Paul’s lesson and I stayed three years. She still remains a coach for me today. With her, you can’t cheat, she’s the best actors’ director I know.

    What do you like in the actress’ job ?

    I wasn’t born wishing to be an actress. My passion is to work. To go back home in the evening
    and to feel alive. I feel good, as an entire person. When I do nothing, or I’m waiting for a role, I’m getting terribly anxious.

    How reacts your mother, Marlene Jobert ?

    She tells me sometimes that I’m too frail, that I only have to stop. She searchs for provocation, and she’s right. In this job, we get a lot anxious, you never know with what tomorrow will be done. I still have a lot to prove. I say a lot, no. Perhaps, I should be less absolutist. Being in inaction is not easy.

    You filmed with Wong Kar Wai the Midnight Poison advertising movie, how did you prepared this role ?

    It came very quickly. They said: “In two weeks, you film with Wong Kar Wai.” It was magical. The character of Cinderella is rather gothic; John Galliano very happy, who showed me pictures of the 1950s period of Mr. Dior, Wong Kar Wai, who was full of energy, works without storyboard. It was like an improvisation and a choreography. Running with this awesome dress in the Opera Garnier, it was surrealist.

    You have essentially filmed for Anglo-Saxon’s movies, is it a choice to film so few in France ?

    I do what I love. It’s all about opportunities. I was not very interested by the french movies in which people offered me to play. But I hope I will film in France, directors as Audiard or Desplechin are wonderful. Many people think that because I live in London, I show off. Many say they dare not call my english agent, because they don’t speak English. We don’t need to speak like Shakespeare. It can be easy, you just have to try. It’s an unintelligible blocking.

    You will be in the cast of the next movie produced by Ridley Scott, the movie should be introduced at Cannes … What does this experience represent for you ?

    I shot with Ridley Scott in Kingdom of Heaven, where I was « cut » a lot in the movie’s editing. He always seemed to be indebted to me. When his daughter, who directs the movie, wrote me asking me to play an acrobatic teacher, very eccentric in the London of the 1930s, I loved it !

    Would you like to live in Hollywood ?

    No, this is not my world. There, I feel on the Venus planet. We can hardly go for a walk.

    What has the James Bond’s movie bring to you ?

    I always have tryouts but much less. I ‘m not cursed yet. It brought me luck until now.

    Do you have a career’s plan ?

    It’s the directors who come and choose us. The nicest roles are the ones which allow us to fully express ourselves as an actor. I’d love to work for Desplechin or Audiard. Of course, if Wong Kar Wai would offer me a role, I would be up for learning Chinese.

    What do you want for the future ?

    Be in peace.

  10. spot Says:

    Ali: thank you for the translation 🙂

    Tango_down: an autobiography would be nice 😉

  11. George Says:

    Thank you Tango_down for the translation of the translation. If it was easier than translating from scratch now you know what to do for the next: google translation and then your final, magic touch which I must admit it’s classy…
    Regarding the interview I learn two-three new things:
    1. Eva describes very clearly and frankly how she perceive school and what was the motivation to go to London’s actors school that sealed her future career. (Liz: did you read it…)
    2. I confirmed my idea that she is very modest and she doesn’t “oversell” herself (like others do)
    3. It’s really stressfull (for an actor in general but especially for her) waiting for good roles
    4. Increased probabilities of Cracks doing premiere in Cannes

  12. Tango_down Says:

    spot : No, thanks. You know today there are lot of autobiographies releasing each day on boring people (lol), it has become a way to make money, a bad business. I don’t want to write to tell my own life, it’s rather boring and not funny. I mean, for me, to write is a way to escape reality and let the imagination express itself.
    I’m rather enthusiasm with the idea to write fantastic, fiction or detective stories. I also love the surrealist style, which combines the humour with darkness. It’s a kind of distort mirror of our strange world. “Foam of the Daze” by Boris Vian has always been and remained my reference in that style.

    George : Even if google is supposed to be my best friend, I’m not faithful with him (because I also have a penguin and a fox as friends), he said that I’m not kind with him, with all the favours he does for me. So to be forgiven, I promised to call him for the next translations.

  13. George Says:

    Tango_down: I have also my fox helping me around the world. I ‘ve heard that the penguin is also a good mate (some of my friends are close friends to him). However, till now the only thing I can do is looking outside the WINDOWS my friends playiing with him 🙂

  14. Tango_down Says:

    George : Well, I’ve never looked outside through the last window, I said “Hasta la VISTA !” the day it was born.

    I have some friends very close with donkeys, but they are forbidden company.

  15. spot Says:

    Tango_down: i’m with you. for me, it’s Augusten Burroughs’s books, “Running With Scissors” as a concrete example. that’s also my writing style 🙂

  16. George Says:

    Tango_down: donkeys or mules they can be useful…

  17. Tango_down Says:

    spot : So “Courir avec des ciseaux” by Burroughs will be the next book I’m going to read, thanks 😉

  18. spot Says:

    Tango_down: anytime 😉 glad to know another book reader here 🙂

  19. Tango_down Says:

    spot : If you have more suggestions, I’m up for writing them down.
    If any other people have books’ suggests to make, don’t hesitate 😉
    I often count on mouth to ear to find the best books to read, I mean not the successful authors, not the awarded books. But the ones which have its own spirit, its proper style, its originality. The ones you close at the end with a smile on your face, or a strange feeling like a vibration in your heart.
    I read “Foam of the Daze” when I was teenager, it left its mark on me. Even today, when I read the story again, I always have that same strange feeling when I close the book. I also discovered Duke Ellington and New Orleans’ jazz thanks to it, just wanted to hear what the “Chloé” song looks like.

  20. Liz Says:

    Tango_down: I have some book suggestions… I always have that strange feeling after reading a book by Marc Levy.
    Perhapy you know him… he’s French and writes quite romantic books but with a tragical atmosphere..
    I liked best “La prochaine fois” and “Et si c’était vrai”…
    I’ve read them both twice and evertime I close the book, I feel very good… relieved… and curious about the next outcoming book. I think he published two new books this year…
    http://www.amazon.fr/s/ref=nb_ss_w?__mk_fr_FR=%C5M%C5Z%D5%D1&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=marc+levy

  21. Monique Says:

    spot: I watched the film version of Running with Scissors, but I haven’t read the book yet… how was it?

    On the subject of books, I read Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood last year (I thought it might be good, since Eva said she liked it)…it was great!!! have you guys read it?
    It got me addicted to Murakami as well…I finished After Dark, now I’m on to The Elephant Vanishes, and South of the Border, West of the Sun is definitely on my wishlist for Christmas…

  22. Liz Says:

    Monique: maybe I should try on Murakami since you seem to be fascinated about it..
    Which book do you recommend to start out with?

  23. George Says:

    Monique: I read Norwegian Wood last summer. Good but a bit pessimistic (I was given the idea that half of the under 25 people try to suicide in Japan) although at the end the hero (his name was Watanabe I think…) finds his way. How are Harukami’s next books? More optimistic maybe? Make a suggestion because Santa Clauss is coming to town (la la) and it’s a good opportunity for reading

    PS Now I got it! Eva liked Norwegian Wood because it gave her ideas for the role of Emilia in Franklyn!!!

  24. Monique Says:

    George (and Liz): I have read somewhere that they have high suicide rates in Japan, I think it has something to do with their culture and old traditions (I think it was related to the samurai, who killed themselves when they felt they couldn’t measure up to the standards or when they failed at something)…Besides, all of the characters in the book are neurotic…

    Anyway, I haven’t read all of Murakami’s books, but I found a friend who has a really nice collection of Murakami books…I borrowed “After Dark”, it’s not quite as suicidal as “Norwegian Wood”…it’s about what happens in Tokyo during the wee hours, although (as is usual with Murakami, there is a question left unanswered at the end)…
    Right now, I’m reading “The Elephant Vanishes”…it’s really strange, it’s a collection of stories that are somehow related and unrelated at the same time (the first chapter kinda springs something graphic at you, another trademark of Murakami’s it seems)…
    I’m asking Santa Claus for “South of the Border, West of the Sun” next…my friend tells me the story resembles that of “Norwegian Wood”…
    Some of Murakami’s work seems almost autobiographical at times…

  25. spot Says:

    Monique: As always, they made revisions on the film but i really suggest that you read the book and also all of Burroughs’s books 😉

    i like Murakami’s works 🙂

  26. Monique Says:

    spot: will do!!! which books (by Murakami) have you read?

  27. spot Says:

    Monique: so far it has only been Sputnik Sweetheart and Kafka on the Shore….

  28. Tango_down Says:

    spot : Kafka on the Shore… well, I like this evocative title 🙂

  29. spot Says:

    Tango_down: i like it too 🙂

  30. Monique Says:

    spot: Oh, damn…I’ve been looking for Sputnik Sweetheart, but my friend doesn’t have it!!!

  31. spot Says:

    Monique: perhaps you can order it via your local bookstore? 😉