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memoirs of a geisha is apparently bad and totally racist. sorry dudes.
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From:littlelou
Date:December 11th, 2005 05:39 am (UTC)
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you were expecting anything else???
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From:mercuryglass
Date:December 11th, 2005 10:51 am (UTC)
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i... i had heard the book was good???
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From:littlelou
Date:December 11th, 2005 01:46 pm (UTC)
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i thought the book was 'meh'.
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From:godmechcog
Date:December 11th, 2005 07:25 am (UTC)
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The racism part comes from the fact that only a small part of the cast is even japanese. I really can't understand why they would cast completly wrong...Chinese girl playing a Japanese Geisha.. I mean really, Its not like in American movies where you get an Irishman playing a Macedonian, or a Scottish man playing a Russian Sub Captain, or British people playing Romans, an angry Australians playing a spanish gladiator, Tom Cruse playing a straight guy..I mean really its so offensive, lol.

Its probably just a subpar movie being brought down by the fact that the director miscast the entire film and is getting a huge backlash for it. It probably isn't as bad as everyone says.
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From:mercuryglass
Date:December 11th, 2005 10:52 am (UTC)
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the author of the article also talks about how the subject of the book sued its author for misrepresenting her in an asian fetish sort of way; similarly, not only are all the (american) actors in the movie trained to use accents, but chinese accents? that's just stupid. if they wanted to be authentic, they should have gone for a japanese-language film.
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