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Memoirs of a Geisha [Sayuri]

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xiaolingkia
Posted: Feb 18, 2006 10:12 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 25 Nov 2005 Posts: 677 Location: behind you!
yeah. and michelle yeoh too! i didn't really enjoyed how the plot was moving though! and some names are weird - Dr. Crab, Chairman and Pumpkin! haha!
 
madgirlslovesong
Posted: Feb 19, 2006 2:45 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 23 Sep 2005 Posts: 1137 Location: USA
Time for my two cents!

I read the book before I ever set foot in the theater. This is what I always do if I find out that a movie that is coming out is based on a book. Of course, I also had already made plans to read the book, but that's beside the point. I LOVED it. It was one of the best books I've read in a long time. You keep turning the pages, not wanting to put it down. You're completely immersed in this world. It was amazing!

After reading this book, I went to see the movie with really high expectations for it. I was so let down. I had no gripes with the acting, or anything like that. I just hated the way they completely butchered the story. I would go into detail on the many millions of things that I hated about the movie, but that would take forever, and I don't want to spoil it for anyone. It's still a great movie, it will just never live up to the book.

I do have to mention that the soundtrack was absolutely the best I've heard in a long time. John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, and Itzhak Perlman = sheer beauty. I listen to it frequently on my iPod to chill out. Amazing stuff.
 
xiaolingkia
Posted: Feb 19, 2006 2:54 am Reply with quote
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yup i definitely agree with you! i thought the movie would be awesome, but was really let down!!
 
Milaya
Posted: Feb 19, 2006 5:01 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 03 Dec 2005 Posts: 102 Location: >>Denmark<<
xiaolingkia wrote:
yeah. and michelle yeoh too! i didn't really enjoyed how the plot was moving though! and some names are weird - Dr. Crab, Chairman and Pumpkin! haha!


The only thing about the names is... that in the book, they have translated them into danish, meaning, Pumpkin was "Gręskar" so I was used to the danish version of the names. but they kept the english version of the names in the danish subs, in the movie. Then I had to get used to, that Gręskar was Pumpkin and etc. Tongue


I never imagined they would cut soo much out of the movie. If I haven't read the book at first, I would probarly like the movie better, because then I couldn't see what's missing. There's also missing too much, from her childhood.
My mom said she felt the movie were too long. I thought it was too short, maybe because I could see the things that should have been there, but wasn't there. No
 
xiaolingkia
Posted: Feb 19, 2006 6:53 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 25 Nov 2005 Posts: 677 Location: behind you!
oh i see. yeah i thought the movie had too little info at the important parts and too much info at the wrong parts! so it was kinda awkward!
 
Luvfinalfantasy
Posted: Feb 19, 2006 10:23 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 13 Feb 2006 Posts: 42
No i haven't read it. I was at the last week and I should have. I can't wait until I see the movie!
 
xiaolingkia
Posted: Feb 20, 2006 6:26 am Reply with quote
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enjoy yourself then! im waiting for the book to be available at the library so i can borrow it! and i have tons of other books to finish for school, so yeah..=(
 
sakura_star518
Posted: Feb 27, 2006 5:55 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 19 Nov 2005 Posts: 71 Location: Singapore
Oic, the book is nice to read eh? Maybe i shall go grab a copy this weekend. Smile
 
tommykabby
Posted: Apr 17, 2006 3:58 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 17 Oct 2005 Posts: 280 Location: canada
I read the book, I own the movie and I have watched a part of the movie, I like it so far.
 
kikubelle
Posted: Jun 02, 2006 11:54 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 27 Jul 2005 Posts: 1026 Location: Toronto, Canada + Lalaland~
I finally watched this movie!
YAY Boogie
I like how the Geisha performand dress up in pretty kimonos
The ending was so beautiful~ I want to read the book now
However, I don't like how they made Geisha look like prostitutes
but some of them might have been but still
Geisha are very elegant people~
Also, how Pumpkin betrayed Sayuri was just wrong...
Pumpkin holds strongly to he grudges >"< which is not a good thing
The movie kind of disappointed me Crying
Everyone said it was SO GOOD but I beg to differ
it was okay...it wasn't a crying movie...i love crying movies
 
caffeinated
Posted: Jun 03, 2006 10:39 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 07 Feb 2006 Posts: 362 Location: Vancouver, CA.
Yeah I also thought the movie was beautiful, but so-so. I really like the book MUCH better! It's was such a joy to read. I read it so many times I memorized most of the lines haha. The way it was written was really beautiful, almost lyrical. You should definitely read it. x3
 
kikubelle
Posted: Jun 04, 2006 1:05 am Reply with quote
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I think I will read it this summer...after i finish up my Harry Potter ones that I haven't touched for ages...=P i wanna see how much better the book is ^^
 
NextDesign
Posted: Jun 04, 2006 4:59 pm Reply with quote
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I love the book so far, and I loved the movie. Best movie I've seen ever. Its fantastic.
 
indygo
Posted: Jun 05, 2006 3:44 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 02 Jun 2006 Posts: 15 Location: Near Amarillo, Texas
I've read the book, but I haven't seen the movie yet. I really liked the book, the author made it seem so real! I didn't ever want to put it down! I was dissapointed to learn that it wasn't real, only based on facts from the time... I still love the book, and I plan to see the movie once it comes out on DVD. To bad I was to late to see it in theaters... Oh well Giggle I'll get to see all the special features that the DVD has. Boogie

Axl
 
han80
Posted: Oct 11, 2006 3:43 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 05 Oct 2006 Posts: 49 Location: Gaia
I've got to agree, if there's one word that defines the book, it's atmospheric. You delve into the life of Sayuri and you very much laugh and cry with her throughout her ordeals (and loves). Your inner heart screams for Mr Chairman to return her emotions, yet you empathise with figures like Nobu and even Sayuri's arch nemesis. Top notch.
 
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