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Looking over previous comments here, it is clear that this is a very
polarizing movie experience, one that seems to put "Syriana" to shame
in that realm. Director Rob Marshall has taken a best selling novel and
turned out a feature film that it appears some people love and some
absolutely hate. Count me in the first category, but allow me to
indulge the critics, too.
First, this isn't a typical Hollywood film. Despite popular western
misconceptions about Geishas, there's no sex, almost no violence and
beyond that, there's nearly two and a half hours of women's problems
that many men may find hard to relate to. This is not "Desperate
Housewives" or even "All my Children." This is about deceit, treachery
and rivalries as much as it is about a little girl who gets sold into
bondage by her impoverished Japanese family. Its also about a lifelong
search for love in a society in which people apparently can't just step
up and make frank declarations of devotion to one another. This movie
is in a word "complicated" and that is going to turn some American
movie goers off.
But not all Asian film fans are raving about this movie either, some
thinking it is a very superficial look at Japnese customs and others
incensed that a movie that's about an important Japanese tradition
should star three Chinese actresses. I cannot comment on either topic,
since I know little or nothing about Japanese tradition and I don't
know why Ziyi Zhang, Michelle Yoeh and Gong Li were cast. They have
been seen before by American audiences, but are hardly film stars in
this country, so it wasn't as if they were going to draw in tons of
fans on their names alone.
The only thing I can think of is, all three are fine actresses and they
more than proved that in this film. If Gong Li does not get a best
supporting actress nomination, there's no justice. And Zhang should
probably get a crack at best actress for her work, as well.
All three just light up the screen.
But, I can understand in this age of political correctness, how some
would be offended by the casting and how others might complain about
the handling of the Japanese subject matter.
All I can say is, movie makers face trade offs and one is either
targeting your film to a mass audience (and in America, that means a
generally poorly educated audience) or "narrow casting" your film to
people very well acquainted with the topic who will swoop down on any
flaw. But that, when dealing with a topic like Japanese geisha culture,
is a pretty small audience in America, too small to generate the kind
of box office a film like this needs to pull in to pay for itself. From
a purely Anglo, American, unschooled in Japanese culture standpoint, I
think Marshall made good decisions. I hope he has not slighted Japanese
culture too much, but I think he has made a suspenseful, captivating,
enchanting film that does something a lot of films haven't in recent
He gave us a complex central character we can pull for throughout the
film and for that, I thank him.
"Memoirs of a Geisha" ranks among my five best films of the year thus
far, and deserves a best picture nomination.
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