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Memoirs of a Geisha

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

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    It is not the over-wrought heart-rending sap that some may want

    It is not the over-wrought heart-rending sap that some may want it to be, but it is very true to the way most people behave, and especially in the reserved manner of the Japanese. In my book everyone involved in this deserves a huge round of kudos, and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys beautiful things, and incredibly realized films. The romance is wonderful. There are flashes of humor and some of the script is pure poetry (and as a poet you can believe me on that!) I could go on all day, but let me just say this.  The movie is close to 2 1/2 hours long, but the story and scenery are so captivating, it seems so much quicker. The costumes are fantastic and it's no wonder they are nominated for Oscars. Ziyi Zhang especially gave one of the best performances I have seen in years, at least. Just look at her physically shaking during her last scene with Ken Watanabe. This complete giving over to the emotion of the character is nearly unsurpassed in anything I've seen in years, and I'm a huge cinemaphile. That's not to mention the flawless way she carried the postures and demeanor of the child star that played her young self through-out, giving a sense of consistency that I have almost never seen done this well. It's early impossible to remember that these two actresses are not really the same person with the way their performances meshed.     

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

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    This is a must read if you are interested in a different culture

    This is a must read if you are interested in a different culture than that of your own. To me this was very eyeopening, very extreme from our way of living in the West.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2015

    I love this movie! 

    I love this movie! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    ang ganda ng kwento at nakakainspire....

    ang ganda ng kwento at nakakainspire....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Laotong, or '' Old Same''

    ''Memoirs of a Geisha'' was powerfully alive, unfolding like a waking dream, haunting, magical, and absolutely imposible to forget.I was surprised that there were actually some people that disliked this film! Well, do not let other peoples' opinions put you down.This film was a provoacative and beautiful portrait. It is a beautiful and sad tale of longing for love that touches your heart and breaks it at the same time. The book was also marvelous and vivid as the movie. If you have never read the book, I suggest that you start now! No highschool English teacher should pass the year without reading this book!! I think we could all understand Sayuri and the female friendship and power. We have all been in Sayuri's place at some point in our lives.I think that this is the best Cinderella story that has ever been in this new generation.This film is so mesmerizing and it draws you into it as if the story were real and as if Sayuri were a real, breathing character. You will not be disapointed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    what a fabulous movie

    I enjoyed this movie very much. I thought it was the best movie since the ten commandments with charlton heston. I would recomend this movie for ages 10 and up. At least there is a person in this movie that children want to be and adults want to be with. I hope that you will enjoy this movie as much as I did. Natasha Bogutzki age 12

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    so good

    This is one of my favorite movies ever! it's amazing. Although I have the hardest time reading the book and watching the movie, I thought this still portrayed most of the book. The book just went into a lot more depth about the culture of geishas. Kudos to both the book and movie. I will remember them for ever. I even did a National History Day project on geishas becaus of seeing the movie. So if you want to see a really good movie or read a really good book, I recommend Memoirs of a Geisha.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't judge it until you watch it

    Im 16 and my best friends took me to this movie. I on no level wanted to see it, it didn't look like my kind of movie. When we got to the theater I tried to get them to see a different movie, but they wouldn't. I absolutely LOVED this movie. I was so happy they took me to see it. It was such an amazing story and had me in happy tears at the end. I still thank them for making me go see that movie. If your not sure please watch it you'll love it!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Can't Wait!!!!!

    THis is by far a great film!!!! Gong Li delivers a perfect Hatsumomo and Ziyi Zhang brings Sayuri to life!!!! Brilliant

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