Memoirs Of A Geisha, The Movie

One of the movies I got to see in Paris was Memoirs Of A Geisha, a movie I’ve been wanting to see ever since its release and even more after reading the book.

Anyway, even though the movie was a good one, I was a bit dissapointed. Maybe the book is just too good for its magic to be caught on film. I don’t know, but it just didn’t match the way I saw it all in my head while reading the book.

One thing I’m sure of though is that the movie didn’t develop the characters well enough, only giving quick insufficient hints. Ok, I know they can’t get into as much detail as the book, but I think there’s a bare minimum that they didn’t reach.

I also felt that some points were skipped, changed or not given enough importance, minimizing their effect and weakening the story a bit.

Still the acting, cinematography, photography and soundtrack were beautiful, and I truly enjoyed them.

I still would recommend seeing this movie, but I recommend reading the book even more.

Overall I’d give this movie a 6.5/10, although I gave the book a 9.5/10.

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