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Giant Robot Time: 12.30.11 – Happy New Year!

  GIANT ROBOT 2 – REDUX 2012 TEMPORARILY CLOSED DURING CONSTRUCTION JANUARY 2 – JANUARY 8 Giant Robot 2 (GR2) as you know it is going to change in 2012. In just a few days, there will be some light construction. Our “little big planet” will shift off it’s axis just a little and a new GR2 will be born and at the same time, a slightly different GR1 will emerge at the same time. GR2 began in 2003 with a solo exhibition by our close friend David Choe in a hybrid space that focused on art, artists products, house wares and more. Since then, we’ve had at least one exhibition a month and in 2012, we’ll continue in a...

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Norwegian Wood Novel Promo at Giant Robot 2 Store (In Store and Online)

Get a free copy of Norwegian Wood, the novel by Haruki Murakami. Just follow the directions which are a) spend $40 and b) mention Norwegian Wood in the notes of your order. We have copies for both online and the store. We’ll also throw in what promo materials we have for the upcoming film opening soon. Take a look at the site for the show schedules. *In store folks, as an added bonus, we’ll also give you a signed mini poster with Rinko Kikuchi and Tran Anh Hung’s autograph. All you have to do is spend $40! Norwegian Wood Movie.  The link to the GR Store.   Here’s the poster:  

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GR Interview: Actress Rinko Kikuchi

  Rinko Kikuchi might be best known for her role as the mute school girl in Babel directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Nominated for an Oscar, she’s gone on to numerous projects including Brothers Bloom and is in 47 Ronin with Keanu Reeves and yet another project currently filming with Guillermo Del Toro. Her role in Tran Anh Hung directed adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood is far from a tender character as she’s cast as Naoko, a person who’s mentally ill, plagued by her own demons. Kikuchi currently lives in New York City and we caught up with her during her Norwegian Wood promotions. Her English is coming along as well as her acting roles.   GR: Can you tell...

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GR Interview Tran Anh Hung

From Tran Anh Hung, “Murakami and his wife loved the film. I’m not the right person who can repeat all the nice things they said about the movie. They used the word ‘noble’ to describe the movie. That’s all I can say.” Norwegian Wood is a beloved book by Haruki Murakami. The fans have rallied behind this author in almost any endeavor, thus a film adapted from one of his novels proves to be near impossible in escaping built in scrutiny from the moment it’s conceived. Director of films such as Scent of Green Papayas and Cyclo, Tran Anh Hung rose to the task and proved that a film could be made and done well. The film isn’t action. It’s...

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200 Special Copies of Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood Spread Across NYC

  It’ll have a code that you need to enter in at the email address provided. Here’s more info: “This weekend a number of *very special* copies of Norwegian Wood will be hidden across Manhattan, giving you the chance to attend the New York Premiere with Rinko Kikuchi and Tran Anh Hung next Wednesday. Inside each of the books is a code and email address: just email the code and you’ll be entered into the competition. They’ll be placed at locations related to the film: a record shop, somewhere Beatles-y, a beautiful designer store… and will be easily identifiable by the Pick Me Up yellow sticker that is on the front.”

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