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Old 10-24-2005, 11:39 PM   #1
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Memoirs of a Geisha

Not only one of my all time favorite books, but also coming to theatres on Dec 9. I can't wait to see it!

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I liked the book very much. Unfortunately, I associate it with barfing, as I had a nasty stomach flu almost the entire time I was reading it.

The trailer for the movie makes me worry a bit. It looks very epic instead of personal, like the book was.
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I LOVED the book and can't wait to see the movie. The trailer makes it look so beautiful. I hope they depict it well w/i the way the book is.
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who read that book.. who read that book... ah yes..
I heard its a good book.
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Ziyi Zhang....

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I liked the book very much. Unfortunately, I associate it with barfing, as I had a nasty stomach flu almost the entire time I was reading it.
Martha, I too read this book while I was sick. Thankfully I was over the barfing phase. I just associate it with feeling spacey and really supertired.
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strangely enough, i was sick with a nasty cold when i read this too.

loved the book, but i'm not so sure about the movie.
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One of my favourite books as well, and I can't wait for the movie.

Zhang Ziyi...

Does anyone remember the bit in the book when Kyoto was bombed? During the time when I read that section, a HUGE thunder storm was happening outside my home. Talk about a realistic reading experience .
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It does occur to me they have an all-Chinese cast (in the promo at least) playing Japanese characters. Which I guess is an assumption that the West can't tell the difference anyway.

The book is alright. As a personal story, I liked it a lot. As a commentary on Geisha life and Japanese society, it's mediocre at best.
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Which I guess is an assumption that the West can't tell the difference anyway.

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wasn't the author accused of blatantly misrepresenting certain aspects of the life?


and raging, i adoreth your signature. i have to ask, are you a pool fan, or do you just like the beer?
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A Chinese cast playing Japanese speaking English sounds seriously whack to me.
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I can't wait to see this movie. Memoirs is one of my all-time favorite books. I just hope they stick to the book as much as possible.
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Like how ww2 movies always had Germans speaking English

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A must read!
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