Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Film: Memoirs of a Geisha

Gong Li as Hatsumoto
Watched Memoirs of a Geisha over the weekend like I promised, and lessons to be learned here: Do not order the LARGE Coke - my bladder is strictly a SMALL.

Gong Li was lovely. She looks best when her hair is all dishevelled and she has that out-of-bed look. Looks much better than she did in 2046 or The Hand, both of which over-coiffured her characters. She looks best when the director allows her natural allure to breathe.

Michelle Yeoh did better than the abysmal Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Maybe because she speaks better English than Chinese.

Zhang Ziyi? Sorry, did not notice.

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