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.
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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