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"Memoirs of a Geisha" is a 2005 American epic film adaptation of the novel of the same name, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment and Spyglass Entertainment and by Douglas Wick's Red Wagon Productions. The picture was directed by Rob Marshall and was released in the United States on December 9, 2005 by Columbia Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures. DreamWorks was only given studio credit only, It stars Zhang Ziyi, Ken Watanabe, Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh, Youki Kudoh, and Suzuka Ohgo. Production took place in southern and northern California and in several locations in Kyoto, including the Kiyomizu temple and the Fushimi Inari shrine.


"Memoirs of a Geisha" is a historical novel by American author Arthur Golden, published in 1997. The novel, told in first person perspective, tells the fictional story of a geisha working in Kyoto, Japan, before and after World War II.

  • also known as Memoirs Geisha Banner Poster Exp, Die Geisha
  • language: English Language
  • characters:
    • Chiyo
    • Hatsumomo
    • Pumpkin
    • Mameha
    • Satsu
  • genre: Historical novel
  • subjects: 20th century, Japan, Woman, History, Geisha
  • released on (18 years ago)


"Memoirs of a Geisha" is the original soundtrack, on the Sony Classical label, of the 2005 Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning film Memoirs of a Geisha starring Zhang Ziyi, Ken Watanabe, Koji Yakusho and Gong Li. The original score and songs were composed and conducted by John Williams.

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Google previewNow Read this Two (2002)

by Nancy Pearl

Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha is a novel about a renowned geisha. Other novels about three generations of women in one family include Kaye Gibbons' s Charms for the Easy Life and Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits. Another ...

Google previewArts and Culture, An Introduction to the Humanities, Combined Volume (2016)

Arts, Arts by CTI Reviews

Memoirs ofa Geisha: Memoirs of a Geisha is a 2005 film adaptation of the novel of the same name, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment and Spyglass Entertainment and ...

Google previewWalking in This World (2003)

by Julia Cameron

Memoirs of a Geisha is a brilliantly conceived and executed first-person narrative of an Oriental woman—written entirely by an Occidental man. When we get a flash of strobe-light clarity, walls fall away. We see suddenly that we “can” do what ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of British Cinema (2013)

by Alan Burton, Steve Chibnall

Cinematography: Dion Beebe (Memoirs of a Geisha, US.) Editing: Claire Simpson (The Constant Gardener) Production Design: Stuart Craig (Harry Potter and the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Popular Fiction (2015)

by Geoff Hamilton, Brian Jones

is reportedly adaptingthe novel for film with producer Douglas Wick (Memoirs of a Geisha). When released, The Historian ...

Google previewBeauty around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia (2017)

by Erin Kenny, Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols Ph.D.

Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel.

Google previewThe NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music (2006)

by Theodore Libbey

Saving Private Ryan, Munich, Memoirs of a Geisha, and the ongoing Harry Potterseries.

Google previewThe Film Encyclopedia 7e (2013)

The Complete Guide to Film and the Film Industry by Ephraim Katz, Ronald Dean Nolen

to the same filmmaker's lush, sophisticated period piece Memoirs of a Geisha ...

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I never seek to defeat the man I am fighting, I seek to defeat his confidence. A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory. Two men are equals - true equals - only when they both have equal confidence. (Arthur S. Golden)
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