|'Geisha' Touches the Heart
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Arts & Entertainment Editor
“Memoirs of a Geisha,” a Golden Globe winner for best score by John
Williams, just came out on DVD.
The story line and awesome soundtrack draws in the viewer from the
beginning. In 1929, Chiyo (Ziyi Zhang) must leave her home in a fishing
village for the life of a geisha. Sold to a geisha house in Kyoto, Japan,
Chiyo must separate from her sister and accept her fate.
Hated by the head geisha, Hatsumomo (Li Gong), Chiyo gets into trouble and
gets told she will never be a geisha; she will remain a slave to the owner
of the geisha house.
Chiyo meets the chairman (Ken Watanabe) and he shows her kindness she has
never known. She prays to meet him again someday soon.
Taken in by Hatsumomo’s rival, Mameha (Michelle Yeoh), Chiyo becomes the
well-known geisha, Sayuri.
When World War II strikes Japan, the geisha’s world is turned upside down.
In the face of danger and destruction, Sayuri must continue to struggle
“Memoirs of a Geisha” tells of a girl that grows into a woman. Sayuri
narrates and tells about her incredible journey through life as a geisha
and the pain she endures.
This movie, full of romance and heartache, will touch your heart. The
writer, Robin Swicord, uses tons of emotions to tell Chiyo/Sayuri’s story.
I would recommend this movie to everyone that likes a good,
Rated PG-13 for mature subject matter and some sexual content.
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04/07/2006 10:13:13 PM—