Our report on Memoirs of a Geisha, the first big-budget Hollywood movie with an all-Asian cast, prompted readers to discuss the repression of women and the merits of Chinese and Japanese actors

Memoirs of a Geisha may be a good film [Nov. 21], but any culture that uses women in a patronizing way deserves to be criticized. Societies that respect women will progress; the rest will degenerate.
Krishna Raman
Chennai, India

Corliss says China is rich in top actresses and Japan isn't. But there are wonderful Japanese actresses in The Last Samurai (2003) and...

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