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I am dying to see this movie. It looks soooo good. Maybe it's because I read the article in Time magazine about it. Maybe it's because I want to see all movies that have anything to do with Japanese culture. Maybe it's because I thought geishas just looked so beautiful when I was a little girl, and I kind of always wondered what it would be like to actually be one. Maybe it 's because I really want that Hello Kitty Geisha doll on a stand. Razz But the point is, nobody will go see this with me. Frown
If I have to see the damn movie alone, I will. Big Grin


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I hear it's a good book, too. I hope to read it someday, when the kids are grown, out of the house and I have a chance to read. evil


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i def wanna see this movie, tiki, cuz one of the xc wives- Zhang Ziyi- is in it! i've seen most, not all yet, of her movies.

Zhang Ziyi flicks i've seen:

"2046"
"Purple Butterfly"
"The Road Home"
"House of Flying Daggers"
"Hero"
"Rush Hour 2"
"Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon"
"Musa"

Am seeking "The Legend of Zu" & "Jasmine Woman" on dvd. Will see "Memoirs of A Geisha" and "Princess Racoon" when they're released.

 
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I actually want to see this one too. I read the book when I was younger so I'm curious to see how they bring it all to film.

Not to mention that Zhang Ziyi is hot. Heh. Big Grin


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Actually, This is one of the only movie previews I saw in the theatre that I actually wanted to see... (King Kong was the other one i HAVE TO SEE Big Grin). . .But the rest of the new movies look very weak.


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I don't care to see how hot Zhang Zi-yi looks in a bikini. It just reminds me of...(*sniff*) how hot "I" used to look in a bikini. Waaaahhhhh!!! Frown
But I do want to watch it even more, since she is one of xc's wives. Gotta support xc, and his harem too. Razz


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Workin lotsa OT to support that harem. i mean, all those dvds & movie tickets & racing momentos cost lotta mullah. Smile

Guess the movie starts here the week before the upcoming holiday. i be off work & can see it on a woulda-been work nite yay!. Plus "King Kong" will be out then too yay!
 
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I read the book not to long ago (translated to swedish). I thought it was marvoulus. I will definitly go see it when it comes to theathers here in Sweden. Smile


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I went and saw this last night with Keri & KC. I liked it actually. Thought it was great. KC was giggling at the sumo part. Uncontrollably actually. She's 12 sometimes. Razz I thought the story was pretty true to the book. Nice cinematography but I especially liked the musical score. I'm considering picking it up.

All in all, a good solid movie. I wouldn't see it again, but I'd prolly rent it when it comes out on DVD.


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Never did get to see this but might could should buy the dvd when it comes out. Sucks that they passed on Zhang Ziyi for an Oscar bid.
 
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Bought the dvd and saw it tonight. Excellent film. Kind of an old fashioned movie, i thought. Reminded me of those epic movies from the late 60s-early 70s. Zhang Ziyi was excellent, of course, as was the entire cast. Worth renting but glad i bought it.
 
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I watched it this weekend too. Loved that it stayed fairly true to the book (one of my faves) and agree with all above about the art direction, costumes and score.
I thought that the parts of yound Chiyo and yound Pumpkin were especially well cast.


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Yep, i agree about the art direction, score & costumes. Plus, i thought actress Gong Li almost stole the show as Hatsumomo. Zhang Ziyi's character had a lot in common with Nobu, too bad they weren't closer.
 
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This was a surprisingly delicious piece of Asian culture, which I loved and will watch again and again! Mmmmm...yummy. Smile


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This film was banned in China because the leads are both Chinese, but are playing Japanese Geisha roles.


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Yeah I had heard that and was quite surprised. As we speak though, I'm watching Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, another classic.


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