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Posted: Dec 04, 2005 7:19 pm Reply with quote
甘えんぼ 甘えんぼ
Joined: 24 Jul 2005 Posts: 58 Location: arlington/dallas, texas
yea me too. but im sure that all this will pass soon. as soon as they relize that its just a movie. people portray something they're not in movies all the time. its called acting. but nonetheless its going to be great Boogie
Posted: Dec 04, 2005 8:09 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 10 Oct 2005 Posts: 1975 Location: Melbourne, Australia
eh.... that's it, i'm gonna go borrow this book from the library... i wanna see how the movie stacks up against the original book.. which has been full of praises...
Posted: Dec 27, 2005 9:24 pm Reply with quote
桃ノ花ビラ 桃ノ花ビラ
Joined: 01 Jul 2005 Posts: 14
yeah Memoirs Of A Geisha will be screening in Malaysia on January 19...i'm pretty looking forward to it....Giggle *go japanese stuff!*
Posted: Dec 27, 2005 10:40 pm Reply with quote
ネコに風船 ネコに風船
Joined: 06 Nov 2005 Posts: 504 Location: Singapore
its a nice story i think
i bet the movie will be great i think i am going to watch it:lol:
Amai Neko
Posted: Dec 28, 2005 2:18 pm Reply with quote
甘えんぼ 甘えんぼ
Joined: 27 Dec 2005 Posts: 63 Location: Florida
I've been wanting to see this movie for a while! I read the book for a class project and once I finished it was sort of breathtaking for me. Nod I love how the book ends. And even though, it doesnt properly portray the Japanese culture well, it's still an awesome read.
Posted: Jan 10, 2006 12:10 am Reply with quote
桃ノ花ビラ 桃ノ花ビラ
Joined: 26 Jul 2005 Posts: 10
Memoirs of a Geisha is out on the 14th Jan here in England. BOOO Mad

England always get things last =( um..yeh about the tension between China and Japan, its coz of the war when Japan invaded China. I remember there was an uproar because a chinese actress Zhao Wei wore a dress that bore the Japanese flag. Even though the younger generation Chinese (like myself) love Japanese culture, its really different for the older generation. My boyfriends grandfather was actually in the war and was captured o.O but he escaped lol

I was also disappointed when i found out that the movie would be in English because i know Zhang Ziyi's English is pretty dodgy, but she is a great actress. Michelle Yeoh's English is pretty good thou Nod Nod Nod
Posted: Jan 10, 2006 6:37 pm Reply with quote
Planetarium Planetarium
Joined: 11 Nov 2005 Posts: 655 Location: Finrando
Memoirs of a meimei said ^^^^^^^^^^
imo it would be better if this movie would not be spoken in english. It just kills the mood it dont just fit in when asian actress speak english in a movie which culturical backrounds(roots come from Asia. (I mean geisha part god dammet) what the director was thinking did geishas speak english way back then no and they never did!)
But couze its directed by an a american director its not nothing new No Mad but anyways those facts dont mean that the movie is bad, so when it arrives in Finrando someday if it even comes
Evil here then i go check it out and then i tell was it good o r not. Nod
Posted: Jan 10, 2006 8:04 pm Reply with quote
ユメクイ ユメクイ
Joined: 23 Sep 2005 Posts: 1137 Location: USA
I'm currently reading the book, and it's amazing. You really feel like you're a part of the time period and witnessing the events as they happen. I love the narrative feel to it, and overall, I think this is going to be one of my favorite books. I'm at the last five to ten pages of the book, and I don't want to read them, because I don't want the book to be over. Tongue

I plan on seeing the movie after I finish the book, to see how it compares. Truly, a movie will never measure up to a wonderful book. Anytime there is a movie made based on a book, I read the book first. To me, movies based on books are merely companions made to enhance your reading experience. If you watch the movie before you read the book you lose the fun of imagining these worlds for yourself and everything you read in the book is tainted with the images you've seen in the movie.

I'll write more about Memoirs of a Geisha, once I've finished the book and seen the movie. Nod
Posted: Jan 14, 2006 1:22 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 26 Oct 2005 Posts: 495 Location: Manchester, UK
im in the uk.. it opened here yesterday... should i go see it? Crying im still two minds about it...Confused
Posted: Jan 14, 2006 8:52 pm Reply with quote
金魚花火 金魚花火
Joined: 21 Jul 2005 Posts: 168 Location: Malaysia
it's outed yesterday in m' goin to watch it later.... really can't wait Giggle
Posted: Jan 15, 2006 3:41 am Reply with quote
ユメクイ ユメクイ
Joined: 23 Sep 2005 Posts: 1137 Location: USA
I finished the book a few days ago, but I'll hold back on my comments until after I've seen the movie. I want to be able to contrast and compare, and would feel stupid repeating myself. I'm hopefully going to see it Monday. (Weather permitting.) I've heard both good things and bad things about it. Ultimately everyone that I've talked to who has seen it, enjoyed it. I just don't know how well it will stack up compared to my vision of the book.

I guess we'll find out soon. Wink
Posted: Jan 18, 2006 8:58 am Reply with quote
Happy Days Happy Days
Joined: 16 Jan 2006 Posts: 102 Location: Malaysia
I loved the book, ever since I read it for an English assignment in Year 9 (That would be 2 years ago). I swear, I actually ENJOYED an assignment for once. It was great for coursework XD;;.

I'm going to watch the movie with my friends this Saturday, after buying manga (Or before, really depends XD), so we'll see. We just want to see how Michelle Yeoh fairs as a geisha. I still think she's more of a chinese action star looking personl. Ah well.

She actually has a prestigious title in Malaysia. They never mention her without 'Datuk' here in our papers *falls over* XD! That's like, calling someone a 'sir' or a 'knight' XD
Posted: Jan 20, 2006 5:59 am Reply with quote
Joined: 10 Oct 2005 Posts: 1975 Location: Melbourne, Australia
I've nearly finished the book... It's really good, but I can't put my finger on what exactly makes it stand out from any other narrative... Possibly it's my fascination with anything Japanese (maybe not really =/), or the complications of the events and characters which I find intriguing....

I haven't seen the movie yet, (I will), but Hatsumomo looks like a killer role to act in.... Laughing
Posted: Feb 11, 2006 11:27 pm Reply with quote
Planetarium Planetarium
Joined: 25 Nov 2005 Posts: 677 Location: behind you!
i didn't read the book! i thought the movie was okay.. but hatsumomo(Gong Li) was very good! i loved how well she portrayed the character! so mean!
Posted: Feb 18, 2006 4:19 pm Reply with quote
Happy Days Happy Days
Joined: 03 Dec 2005 Posts: 102 Location: >>Denmark<<
I loved the Book!! couldn't stop reading it. I finished it in a few days.
I also liked the movie, but I think they cut too much out of it No
But generally I was good. I think Zhang Ziyi and Gong Li, played their parts really good.
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