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    one of my favorite books!!!

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    the movie

    How do you guys feel about the movie? I mean I didn't read the book but I saw the feature and I think it was really well done in the fact that could still comunicate feelings but ,again, I didn't read the pages of Memoirs of Geisha..well at least not yet

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    I've seen the 1 hour documentary-format program of this book aired on Biography Channel several years ago in the US,with interview clips of the author.I was enlightened by mystery and intrigue of the geisha profession and their pratices,it's an added knowledge to my personal interest in Japanese traditional culture.

    The all-Chinese female cast was a big " turn-off ",so I wouldn't bother ever to watch it on cable TV or rental DVD.Hollywood should've casted REAL Japanese actresses for those 3 female roles,for the sake of authenticity in appearance.

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    I am reading right now the book in Greek.
    Expressions like o-tsaya and o-kiya and the suffixes are not changed so i guess it is the same as the english version.
    I;m hoping in getting it done soon and rent the movie.

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    Nowadays,full-fledged professional Geishas are bankrolled by Japanese industrialists and a handful of deep-pocket Japanese men..

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    well...the movie is out on DVD, at least for rental, and the fact that the 2 main characters are played by chinese actresses doesn't bother me at all, I mean they are really good and the production took care of the accent let them study!!! so the impression to look at a japanese environment it's fully fullfilled. On top of that the lill' kid who plays the "young" geisha it's amazingly good ...and she's japanese btw. On top of that the soundtrack is done by J.Williams and Tan Dun...if anyone has interest in the japanese world I think it's a must, you gotta see it...

    But that's just me =)

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    It seems that the viewers of this film are very split. I for one really disliked it!

    The users of the Internet Movie Database are also very split. While more than 20% find the film excellent , the average rate is only 6.9 on a scale form 1 to 10. Interesting is to notice that the demographic group who likes the film best is the young women, while those who dislike it most is the top 1000 users who are either professional film makers and movie fanatics.

    14440 'IMDb users' have given a weighted average vote of 6.9 / 10
    Rating Votes Percentage
    10 2939 20.4%
    09 1709 11.8%
    08 2964 20.5%
    07 2935 20.3%
    06 1765 12.2%
    05 799 5.5%
    04 399 2.8%
    03 250 1.7%
    02 165 1.1%
    01 515 3.6%
    Arithmetic mean = 7.4. Median = 8

    See user ratings report for:
    ...........................Votes Average
    Males.....................8819 6.8
    Females..................4359 7.5
    Aged under 18.........1049 7.8
    Males under 18..........458 7.4
    Females under 18.......590 8.3
    Aged 18-29.............8184 7.0
    Males aged 18-29.....5356 6.9
    Females aged 18-29..2789 7.5
    Aged 30-44.............2736 6.7
    Males aged 30-44.....2072 6.7
    Females aged 30-44...637 6.9
    Aged 45+................1168 7.0
    Males aged 45+.........851 6.9
    Females aged 45+......308 7.1
    Top 1000 voters........190 5.7
    US users.................5084 7.0
    Non-US users...........8088 6.9
    All votes................14440 6.9

    For more info reg. the film and link to trailer:
    http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0397535/
    There are good and bad people everywhere

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