Monday, May 15, 2006

a couple of things


I got this very cool postcard from Nerdine, all the way from Norway. Nerdine actually knows this Viking. How cool is that? Cool stamp too.



I watched the Memoirs of a Geisha movie Friday night. I had expected it to be disappointing, and it sure met my expectations. If I had not read the book I would have been pretty confused about what was going on. They did not explain a lot of things that really needed explaining. It did not portray very well the evil manipulative control of Hatsumomo, and it did not really explain Mameha's plan to destroy her. Then of course, they changed a few things around that weren't even in the book. In the movie Hatsumomo sets the okiya on fire... at that point in the movie I thought, well, they might as well just write a new story and call it something else. Another thing that bugged me is that in the movie Nobu was not very ugly looking, and he had two arms. He should have been older, and his skin should have looked much worse.

The only good thing I can say about the movie is that the scenery was very nice.

7 comments:

Seeker said...

Usually the movie ruins the story if you've read the book first.

Michelle said...

You know, i will never understand why they do that. It serves no purpose. How much extra would it have cost to portray Hatsumomo more of an evil villan? I just don't get why they can't stick to the script.

Bar Bar A said...

I am trying to think of a movie that did the book it was written about justice. I just finished a book and was surprised to learn that Robin Williams is the lead in the movie version (I didn't even know there was a movie version!). Its a serious role for him.

Jenn said...

bar bar a, What book is that? I loved the movie Awakenings with Robin Williams.

Jenn said...

Seeker/Michelle, I have so many ideas in my head of how if I was a movie director I would make it better.

Meow said...

Ooooh, cool postcard. Norway must be an interesting place ... vikings !!!
Take care, Meow

Michelle said...

Ooooo, Awakenings was great!