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Old 05-21-2018, 05:28 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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Okay thanks, but there still more questions than answers. What makes a geisha violinist for example, more of a celebrity compared to a non-geisha violinist who is just as musically talented?
Read the book. Do you really expect to get the detailed questions you have answered from a Hollywood adaptation of a book? The film is made to tell an entertaining story that will bring in revenue, period.
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Old 06-16-2018, 04:24 PM
 
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But I think that the movie should sell me on it's own terms, as that is what a movie is suppose to do, isn't it?
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:13 AM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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But I think that the movie should sell me on it's own terms, as that is what a movie is suppose to do, isn't it?
All I can say, for my part, is that I was "sold" on the movie from the get-go. I found it to be alluring, endearing, as well as sad and joyful at times, a glimpse into a time and culture that I was unaware of. Also, I have seen many historical movies of different cultures and in different periods of time and history and I have been entertained by all of them. But that's me and obviously not you...and that's okay.

I am sure somewhere in this thread an explanation or many explanations have been proffered but so far you have remained steadfast in your opinion that you just don't get it, any of it.

This explained a lot to me after I had seen the movie, may have already been posted.

Memoirs of a Geisha

The novel, told in first person perspective, tells the story of a fictional geisha working in Kyoto, Japan, before and after World War II.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memoirs_of_a_Geisha
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Old 06-17-2018, 11:43 AM
 
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Okay thanks. I think the main problem is, is that the man character is all happy to be in this geisha culture and acts like a very optomistic Cinderella, rather than being upset about the fact that she was kidnapped and taken away from her sister and forced into this lifestyle. I feel that if she just would have played it more negatively, it would have gotten me to connect more.
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