Movie Challenge Week 31 - Memoirs of a Geisha (Robyns pick)
A beautiful, interesting film. The story that follows a girl who was sold into a geisha house by her father. She fights and repells and only wants to find her sister and run away. Until she meets Chairman. The man who turns her day, and then the rest of her life around. She becomes a wonderful Geisha, however, not without struggles. No help from Hatsumomo, who was displeased with her presence from day one.
This story was mesmerizing. I am absolutely terrible with my knowledge of cultures, and I rarely look into it so in a way this was a nice look into some Japanese culture. We see some absolutely beautiful scenery shots. Fantastic use of cinematography. Costume design was flawless. Everything was very lush. The hair styles were even very particular with the 3 main women in the film to mimick their personality.
In some parts the acting could of been better however it was still very believable and overall well done. I also enjoyed tbe narration in the film. And some fantastic writing, that either came from the screenplay or the novel. I'm yet to read the novel, and I'm really not sure if I need to after seeing this film. Also the winner of 3 academy awards and nominated for 3 others.
I will say I wasn't overly fond of the ending. The way it was pulled together I felt like a lot of time could of been saved. Just my opinion! I'm glad I bought this on dvd to add to my collection!
The ancient fabrics of Japan are the centerpieces for Karen Brock's one of a kind quilts. Vintage kimono, obi and haori, are used to create these art pieces that bring a colorful touch of history to our modern world.
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what comes to #BREW is good food and drinks from all over Japan!
Starting with summer-seasonal one, we will have a selection of more than 30 brands of Japanese Sake. Some of the sake breweries will actually be there.
Other drinks will be cold-brewed coffee, sparkling Japanese tea, fresh green smoothie, and so on.
Date & Time:
August 27th, Sunday 12:00-9:00PM (come and go as you wish)
1-1-7 Kiyosumi, Koto, Tokyo