Swathed in silk and longing mostly for a bald guy called Oscar , the big-screen version of "Memoirs of a Geisha" arrives with good intentions firmly in place. Based on the best seller by Arthur Golden, this lavishly appointed melodrama was directed by Rob Marshall, lately of "Chicago," and features the Chinese superstars Ziyi Zhang and Gong Li, and the Malaysian transplant Michelle Yeoh, as Japanese geishas swept up in jealous rivalries during the 's and 40's. In this cloistered world, men come and go as do history and warplanes, amid spectacularly unfortunate metaphors about male eels and female caves and one regrettably brief catfight in a kimono. That catfight happens late in the story, long after Ms. Zhang's character, a geisha named Sayuri, has realized that the greatest obstacle to her happiness is an older star geisha, Hatsumomo Ms.
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Directed by Rob Marshall ,  the film was released in the United States on December 9, , by Columbia Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures , with the latter receiving studio credit only. The film tells the story of a young Japanese girl, Chiyo Sakamoto, who is sold by her impoverished family to a geisha house okiya in order to support them by training as and eventually becoming a geisha. The film centres around the sacrifices and hardship faced by pre-WW2 geisha, and the challenges posed by the war and a modernizing world to geisha society. Production was split between southern and northern California and a number of locations in Kyoto , including the Kiyomizu temple and the Fushimi Inari shrine.
Memoirs of a Geisha : A Portrait of the Film by David James Jr. (2005, Hardcover)
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Sayuri Nitta : She paints her face to hide her face. Her eyes are deep water. It is not for Geisha to want. It is not for geisha to feel.