Thursday, December 08, 2005

Every now and again there comes a time...

...when there are several movies that I'd really like to see in the theatres. Granted, the rest of the time there's nothing remotely interesting.... but when there's one movie I want to see, there's usually several more. Here are my movie wishes this month, in no particular order:

Memoirs of a Geisha

This movie is about the women in the Gion district of Kyoto in Japan. The story follows a young Japanese girl from a fishing village as she is sold to a Geisha house in the Gion district at only 9 years of age. She matures into one of the most famous Geisha in history. For those of you who are unaware, Geisha are not prostitutes, they're masters of fine arts such as fan dancing and singing - entertainers of high quality.
The movie is set in Kyoto, although I'm told that it wasn't filmed there, it was filmed in parts of Tokyo. Boo for that, I was hoping to catch a glimpse of familiar streets!

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

I could go and see this movie whilst I'm here but spending $20 on one ticket doesn't really appeal to me. I read this book during stints of free time at school, they had the english copy in their library. I never did finish the last 15 pages. From what I hear I might not even notice because so much has been changed and adapted to fit a suitible theatre length.


The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

I've been suspicious of this movie since they started talking about their plans to make the series into feature length films. The 1988 BBC Version was one thing, but common, I can only imagine what sort of "special touches" Disney will give this allegory. I wish I had a source for this, but I remember talking in my Lewis and Tolkien course with some classmates and Dr Loney raisesd the point that in a letter to a friend regarding the makings of his books into cartoons, he said that he would never let Disney touch his books because they would impose vulgarities that would taint the whole message of Narnia. Hmmm....


Pride and Prejudice
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I'm a sucker for this movie. I love the 5 hour BBC mini-series, I get a kick out of Bridget Jones' Diary (mostly because Collin Firth plays the character of Darcy in both films), and to top it off, I love the novels that Jane Austen wrote. I did two papers on her in High School, and I would have at Redeemer if it had've been an option. I have to see how this holds up to what I've read and seen thus far.

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