Have you seen the film Memoirs of a Geisha ?

memoirs of a geisha - The poster of the film
@kiran8 (15362)
Mangalore, India
April 21, 2011 9:46am CST
Yesterday Memoirs of Geisha was telecast on the telly and I sat and watched it yet again for the Nth time and as usual was in tears when the movie got over ( I don't cry easily) . The film never fails to make me get all emotional - it is so touching and romantic. The acting, the story and the whole treatment is superb, a perfect film in every respect....Earlier , I hadn't known that Steven Spielberg was one of the producers of this absolutely beautiful and sensitive film. The sets are like paintings , picture post card perfect.....I can go on and on about this film .. Friends , what are your views and opinions of this film, please share here...)
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
21 Apr 11
I absolutely love this movie... watched it a couple of times and the first time i did... i searched the internet about the Geisha... i think that the true geisha lived the glamorous life that a lot of girls desire...
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@kiran8 (15362)
• Mangalore, India
21 Apr 11
I was reading a japanese novel translated into English where there is a reference to geisha girls.There they recount the difficulties they go through and it is quite sad.But, some do become very successful and rich and have a good time no doubt...thanks a lot for sharing your views, happy mylotting
• Calgary, Alberta
21 Apr 11
the little girl in the movie who played the young Sayuri, You know the little girl at the start of the movie is already a famous teen actress in Japan, cant you believe it that time runs fast. i thought the little girl in the movie have real blue eyes but she actually wear contact lenses.I found out that she doesn't speak English and the reason why she is able to act in English is that she learned her script phonetically.
• Malaysia
21 Apr 11
yes..that young girl is gorgeous..i yet to see her latest pic. Ken watanabe also did some good acting there..
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@kiran8 (15362)
• Mangalore, India
21 Apr 11
Yes the film ends with her image, she was a lovely little girl. I am sure she has grown into a stunning teenager by now.I am sure that she will become famous since she already got fame with this film - thanks a lot for your response albert, rafil - all the best and happy mylotting
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• Calgary, Alberta
22 Apr 11
In 3 years she is legal... Yes she is in gantz, Memoirs of a geisha really catapulted her career in Japan.
@anil02 (2886)
• India
21 Apr 11
If you seen this film 9th time than, it must be a great film. You are busy one if you spare time to see this than it must have some thing special. I don't see too much english films, I see some films from which some are technicaly good and some is horror films like B and C grade hindi films. I like hindi films too much. Some great films are also in hindi. Are you don't like hindi films.
@kiran8 (15362)
• Mangalore, India
22 Apr 11
Hi anil, I haven't seen it nine times as yet!I like films in every language. I dont mind watching a good film in any language as long as it has sub titles. I am great fan of old hindi films. But I hardly watch any of the new films. The last I watched was 3 idiots and before that Parineeta and Ekalavya. So you can guess how many new films I watch . I like Western films too and I watch them frequently on the Tv when I am free at night, mostly during the weekend...Tonight I am planning to watch an old hindi film Anupama which I have already seen a couple of times..
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@anil02 (2886)
• India
22 Apr 11
I like good films, specially I like of beat cinema. But I don't like masala dub film of south India. I like only hindi films. At present I am hearing impared so I almost quit to see the films. I also have not enough time to watch the films. I spend 10 am to 7 pm in my shop there after I am busy in suffering till the 11 pm. Tell me when I watch films. On Sunday my priorty is to take rest. I want to see some new films of my tast like No one killed Jasika Lal. If you like old films are you see Nutan and Balraj Sahni starer Seema. If you not see it than see it. Person like me understand it. I think it is good topic on which we can share our views.
@kiran8 (15362)
• Mangalore, India
29 Apr 11
Hi anil, thanks a lot for sharing some details about your life ...I have seen Seema, in fact Nutan is one of my most favorite actresses, so I have seen most of her old films. My favorite film of hers is Sujatha, I have lost count of the number of times I have seen it...Have you seen it?
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22 Apr 11
i totally love memoirs of geisha. it was done tastefully. the fiolm brought out emotions that i have already forgotten. i was so moved. i think in my past life i may have been a geisha.
22 Apr 11
hahha!! r u sure ab't it LOL :P
@kiran8 (15362)
• Mangalore, India
23 Apr 11
LOL ...I doubt if I would ever want to be a geisha...but as you say the film was a very romantic depiction of the making of a geisha and her struggle to win her love. It was a beautiful film excellent all round ...thanks a lot and all the best
• India
4 May 11
Dear kiranji Just wonder when you get time for watching movies? I know you are too busy with your teaching and gardening, farms, guess you have one of those cell phones that have TV view provisions I will try to get a DVD, excited now after reading your discussions.. Thanks for sharing Enjoy life to fullest. Cheers. BE HAPPY ALWAYS. Professor ‘*^Bhuwan^*’. .
@kiran8 (15362)
• Mangalore, India
4 May 11
Hi Professor, I am busy no doubt, but one can always make time for those activities that we like.Like reading,watching films etc; afterall what is the charm in life if you cant do what you want to do.I make time for all the activities that I like and have an interest inI normally watch films late at night during weekends ...Old films are really beautiful and interesting besides having melodious music.All the best and enjoy your evening
• United States
29 Apr 11
Great movie! I saw it a few years ago. A customer of mine who is married to a Japanese gal recommended it.
@kiran8 (15362)
• Mangalore, India
29 Apr 11
Hi abito, thanks a lot for your ressponse Most people have loved the film no matter where they came from, it had a universal appeal...all the best and happy mylotting
@lady1993 (16391)
• Philippines
23 Apr 11
I love this movie too- even though it went on for so long, I didn't even get tired of watching it.. Since I was so interested on how the main character's life was going to turn out.. The actors were very good too- I loved the trainings of geisha too. I hope more movies like this would be made, a good story, narration and acting..
@kiran8 (15362)
• Mangalore, India
23 Apr 11
Hi lady,Yes it was a long movie, but not so for us Indians since most of our movies are long or even longer ...But this film memoirs of a Geisha was so absorbing and interesting that one could just go on watching it - all the best and thanks a lot for sharing your views
22 Apr 11
i dont think i have seen it, but ive heard of it. dont know if i want to see it.
@kiran8 (15362)
• Mangalore, India
23 Apr 11
Hi titchy, thanks a lot for your response , all the best and have a nice weekend
• Philippines
22 Apr 11
I like this movie a lot too. It has a good story and really touches your heart. I saw these movie a few years back but still I consider it to be one of the best films that I've ever watched.
@kiran8 (15362)
• Mangalore, India
23 Apr 11
Hi dianne, thanks a lot for the response Same here , I too feel this it is one of the best films made in the recent years.It leaves a lasting impression on the viewers. ..all the best and enjoy your weekend
22 Apr 11
hello Kiran8 i had seen this movie long time ago when it was released but after that i havn't. after reading ur post and other's discussions it made me think again to watch it as i had a poor experience of watching it at 1st time. i went with my friends in cinema hall but ended up making silly comments and criticizing it since the start, though we had a good fun n laugh. it might be because i am more into action n comedy. But i will watch it again and let you know if it changes my opinion or still remains same
@kiran8 (15362)
• Mangalore, India
23 Apr 11
Hi daj, I too watched it the first time under similar circumstances when many of us went to watch it at a theater.I never really saw it as it is meant to be seen and experienced.Later, in fact my daughter wanted us to see it at home and thats when I really liked the film....Now it has become a family favorite - all the best
• Australia
22 Apr 11
Hey Kiran, I watched this movie probably a year ago.It indeed conveyed a good message. I got emotional when the little Geisha promises to be the best Geisha one day and serve her master. The art work in this movie is fabulous. The leading lady is pretty and she acted quite well. It is one of those old movies which are never too late to watch.
@kiran8 (15362)
• Mangalore, India
23 Apr 11
Hi sweetme,thanks a lot for your response. Yes, there are many such scenes in this film which remain in your mind, esp the one where the they go to the sumo wrestling and meet chairman there...her expressions are so beautifully portrayed. All the best
@katrinapaz (2438)
• Philippines
22 Apr 11
i also like that movie and watched it a lot of times too. I admire the girl for trying hard to reach her goal and that is for the chairman to notice and love her. Maybe i am going to look up my dvd copy of the movie anytime soon.
@kiran8 (15362)
• Mangalore, India
23 Apr 11
Hi katrina, thanks a lot for sharing your views ! The last scene was the best, in fact it is the entire story in a nutshell. I guess I too will watch it every time I get a chance and time to watch it when it is shown on the telly - all the best and have a nice weekend
@dreamy1 (3815)
• United States
22 Apr 11
I saw it a few years ago it was a good movie. I liked it. I'd like to watch it again.
@kiran8 (15362)
• Mangalore, India
22 Apr 11
Hi dreamy, thanks a lot for your response. It is one of those movies that can be watched many times - all the best and have a nice weekend
@ofabiania (421)
• Philippines
22 Apr 11
i have seen the film and i totally loved it..the story and the way they portrayed it is awesome.. i love the plot and how the whole story evolved.. i also would to love to read the book in the future because as what they would always say it is always better to read it than just see the film.. :)
@kiran8 (15362)
• Mangalore, India
22 Apr 11
Hi ofabiania, Thanks a lot for sharing your views.I have heard many people say that the book was very good,and I too would like to read it.The film was of course superb and I would like to see which is better ..the book or the film- all the best and enjoy your weekend
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
22 Apr 11
I actually like that film . I have seen it maybe 4 years ago, I cant remember when but I was amazed my it. Not only with the fact that it was Zhang Ziyi who played the major role but the story was cool. I think the book is more detailed than the movie. Too bad I didnt have the chance to read it.
@kiran8 (15362)
• Mangalore, India
22 Apr 11
Hi p3ks,I too saw it 4 years ago the first time.I loved it but having gone with many friends and since everybody kept talking , I didn't watch it properly, so I again saw it at home on the dvd and loved it.It is a film that needs to be watched and absorbed since it is a very sensitive film, I too haven't read the book ...thanks a lot for your response
• Philippines
21 Apr 11
japanese culture never seizes to amaze me. when i was watching this movie, i was at awe with respect to japanese culture. plus, i really like the actors and actresses.
@kiran8 (15362)
• Mangalore, India
22 Apr 11
Hi myfinalh, Japanese culture and tradition is one of the oldest in the world and they have preserved it very well. I too love watching movies based on traditions and culture of a particular society...thanks a lot for sharing your views
• India
21 Apr 11
yes it is a nice heart touching movie.......
@kiran8 (15362)
• Mangalore, India
22 Apr 11
Hi himanshu, thanks a lot for your response , all the best and enjoy your weekend
@Kalyni2011 (3503)
• India
21 Apr 11
Kiranji I have yet to see this, after reading this discussion i feel more excited lol. Will ask hubby professor or son to get a DVD for me.. Thanks for sharing Cheers. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Kalyani ‘Namastey’. .
@kiran8 (15362)
• Mangalore, India
21 Apr 11
Hi kalyaniji, you must watch the film, since it is an absolutely beautiful and touching film that somehow leaves a lasting impression on the viewers...thanks a lot for sharing your views and happy mylotting
@rafiholmes (2897)
• Malaysia
21 Apr 11
yes..ive seen it.. its a very very good movie.. well acted.. very touching love story..the girl have to be geisha to be close to the guy that she loves.. brilliant.. Zhang zhi yi..is so astoundingly beautiful there.
@kiran8 (15362)
• Mangalore, India
21 Apr 11
Hi rafi,thanks a lot for sharing your views I too feel that it is a great film and it never fails to impress everyone who has watched it . yes Zhang zhi yi is absolutely mesmerising , lovely to look at- all the best and happy mylotting