Memoirs of a Geisha is a American epic drama film based on the novel of the same name by Arthur Golden ,  produced by Steven Spielberg through production companies Amblin Entertainment and Spyglass Entertainment and Douglas Wick through Red Wagon Entertainment. Directed by Rob Marshall ,  the film was released in the United States on December 9, , by Columbia Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures , with the latter receiving studio credit only. The film tells the story of a young Japanese girl, Chiyo Sakamoto, who is sold by her impoverished family to a geisha house okiya in order to support them by training as and eventually becoming a geisha. The film centres around the sacrifices and hardship faced by pre-WW2 geisha, and the challenges posed by the war and a modernizing world to geisha society.
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Review: Memoirs of a Geisha
Having glanced around on www. Admittedly, reading reactions such as these tend to bias one before even starting to read a book, but seeing that I have a finite amount of time I must limit my perusals in some fashion. In an interview with the author himself, he agreed that if I remember correctly the ending seemed somewhat an attempt to tie up the loose ends of a first novel. This is not to say that the author is another Charles Dickens, although in places he seems to be trying to emulate or borrow from the latter.
Memoirs of a Geisha Book Review
Back to movie details. Memoirs of a Geisha hurts the heart and the brain with its crushing monotony, inert, sub-human dialogue and Marshall's calculated attempt to sell us another Hollywood fairytale of prostitution. You can read the full review where it was originally posted online.
I suspect that the more you know about Japan and movies, the less you will enjoy "Memoirs of a Geisha. The heroines here look so very beautiful and their world is so visually enchanting as they live trapped in sexual slavery. I know, a geisha is not technically a prostitute. Here is a useful rule: Anyone who is "not technically a prostitute" is a prostitute.