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THE geisha who was the main source for Arthur Golden's best-selling Memoirs of a Geisha has hit back at what she claims are slurs on her profession by releasing her own memoirs. Mineko Iwasaki, now 52 and in retirement, published her book in Japan in order to dispel the idea that geisha are prostitutes, as she claims the original work had suggested. Memoirs of a Geisha portrays the struggle of Sayuri, a young girl, to become a geisha.
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.
Based on the surprise bestselling novel by Arthur Golden and produced by Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick also responsible for JarheadMemoirs of a Geisha is a rather dull movie made with a part-Japanese, part-Chinese cast and directed by choreographer Rob Marshall, who made his overrated debut two years ago with Chicago. Moderately exotic, largely unerotic, it tells the story of Chiyo, a peasant girl sold by her widowed father, an impoverished fisherman, to a dealer in geishas and raised in a geisha house. After enduring a long, painful, humiliating apprenticeship, she becomes a fully fledged geisha and is given the name Sayuri.
Narrator Sayuri as an elderly woman : A story like mine should never be told. For my world is as forbidden as it is fragile; without its mysteries it cannot survive. Narrator Sayuri as an elderly woman : At the temple, there is a poem called "Loss", carved into the stone.
Memoirs of a Geisha is based off of the novel of the same name. The movie was filmed in southern and northern California and in several locations in Kyoto, including the Kiyomizu temple and the Fushimi Inari shrine. Memoirs of a Geisha tells the story of a young girl, Chiyo Sakamoto, who is sold into slavery by her family.
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