"Memoirs of a Geisha" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

The entire history of ethnic drama "Memoirs of a Geisha ', three-time winner of the' Oscar '(including the operator Dion Beebe won the statuette), associated with some scandals. You can start at least with the fact that the journalist Arthur Golden interviewed a famous geisha, stories which became the basis for writing the novel. But a little later geisha prototype has acted with sharp criticism towards Golden, stating that he misrepresented many facts to make the art of drama, but this greatly offended the Japanese tradition. Later, for a certain amount of scandal was hushed up. The adaptation of the title role geisha named Cio Sakamoto (later she received another name - Sayuri Nitta) Chinese Zhang Ziyi was accused by some tabloids in the provision of sexual services a high-ranking Chinese officials. Performer of supporting role Hatsumomo, ex-Chinese, but now a citizen of Singapore Gong Li is also rigidly exaggerated in the press. In the end, China has banned all rolled 'Memoirs ...', considered an insulting tape.
But anyway, as often happens, the scandals only played into the hands of the film, which appear as text in almost double the ceiling in worldwide box office budget 85 million dollars. Do not forget about the three victories in six categories in the Oscar, winning the Golden Globe, entering the final short-lists BAFTA festivals, television 'the MTV' Guild, and actors. However, one would expect that 'Memoirs of a Geisha "will receive positive criticism, because for posing took Rob Marshall. This director is best known for theatrical works and has several prizes 'Tony', but the first job in the film - the musical 'Chicago' (2002) - allowed to talk about it, as a very gifted filmmaker. And his work in "Memoirs of a Geisha ', he proved that it is necessary to be considered. Subtle and profound drama, aesthetics and beauty, exotic mystery of life in Japan - all these could properly be combined in this picture. A surprisingly sensual game of many actresses and actors in it only fueled admiration for exhibited by.
Of course, I do not yaponolog not know their mentality and a lot can be judged only on the films and the books, but to be honest, nothing offensive for private and the narrow world of the geisha, as well as for the Chinese mentality, I did not see. Of course, plunges into shock custom of selling children rogue, but this did not put on stream, it is a rarity. Hostility is the fact that sometimes the girls selling their virginity. But is this the Japanese are here antihumanist? Look on the Internet how many girls laid out an offer to sell her virginity. Personally for me - it's prostitution, and for them it turns out, freedom of morals and modern approach. But it's not about that, talking about the beautiful visual of the picture 'Memoirs of a Geisha "- traditional Japanese houses, the ceremony of eating delicacies, beautiful and modest girl in a surprising and poetic kimono. Only from this kind of painfully I want to drop everything and go on a journey through this beautiful and mysterious land. I think that Dion Beebe took a deserved award, like other masters of the best scenery and best costumes
For me, as I think for many people, it was not really matter who is playing the main role -. Chinese woman or Japanese women, few people have to distinguish these ethnic groups, so I took Chinese woman Zhang Ziyi for the Japanese girl already running. The actress gave a surprisingly pure nature of the defenseless, but sensual and tragic her character. The elegance with which she fluttered can not but live emotion, and her sincere love for the only man makes his life to respect this beautiful girl. In everything but beauty, the antithesis of the heroine Zhang Ziyi Gong Li speaks, muse Kayge Chen and Zhang Yimou. But we must still try so playing envious and deceitful villain, to be able to fall in love. Gong Li, in spite of everything, it's amazing played geisha Hatsumomo. And like the decent game and the other actresses - Michelle Yeoh, and Youki Kudoh - but against the background of Zhang Ziyi and Gong Li, they fade, but not their fault is. And how in such stories without men? In "Memoirs of a Geisha 'their roles expertly executed Ken Watanabe, Koji Yakuso famous Shang Tsung, that is, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Perhaps,' Memoirs of a Geisha '-. This is one of those rare cases for me, when I'm not confused on the screen characters and their names to me about something said in the vast majority of Japanese, Chinese or Korean films still such a clear layout and distribution did not occur. 'Memoirs of a Geisha' shoulder for a living because of the transfer of the intricacies of oriental color, amazing, mysterious and alluring. And the film has played many great actresses, but I select one Zhang Ziyi and Gong Li. I recommend to see the picture of a magical but very tragic geisha world where emotions are suppressed, but always keep them impossible. History only love and difficult path can not touch.
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