Hollywood's Asian Romance

Jan. 9, 2006

Our exclusive, behind-the-scenes report on the making of Memoirs of a Geisha, the first big-budget Hollywood movie with an all-Asian cast of superstars, prompted readers to share their observations on the repression of women and the relative merits of Chinese and Japanese actors

Richard Corliss's article on the filming of Memoirs of a Geisha was very well written [Jan. 9]. Although this depiction of the geisha tradition of Japan will surely become a worldwide hit, the fact that the "main geishas are played by Chinese women speaking English, which they were taught to intone in a lightly Japanese...

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