Other Film Novels By Japanese Directors

Michael McCaskey mccaskem at georgetown.edu
Mon Jun 19 12:43:33 EDT 2006

There is also Kairo, the novel version of Pulse (Kairo), by Kurosawa Kiyoshi, who also wrote the screenplay (French translation of the novel, with French title Kairo, by Karine Chesneau, ISBN 2-87730-738-7).

----- Original Message -----
From: Michael McCaskey <mccaskem at georgetown.edu>
Date: Monday, June 19, 2006 12:14 pm
Subject: New Book By Kore-eda

> Kore-eda's new film Hana yori mo nao 
> &#33457;&#12424;&#12426;&#12418;&#12394;&#12411; has just opened 
> in theaters in Japan.
> It's not clear how soon a DVD version will come out, but Kadokawa 
> has just published (June 3) Kore-eda's novel Hana yori mo nao, 
> ISBN: 4048737023 ; (2006/06/03).
> Kore-eda's Wonderful Life (After Life) novel, which is quite good 
> in my opinion, was written after the movie version was completed, 
> but it looks as if in this case Kore-eda wrote the novel first, 
> and then the screenplay. This novel is 227 pages long.
> I'm not sure how many other Japanese directors have written novel 
> versions of their films, before or after the fact.

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