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26th August 2005 3:33  #1

kenny wong Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 141
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Not that I effin' care for this friggin movie, but I'm guessing you guys who love Zhang Ziyi would appreciate this trailer for Memoirs of a Geisha.  



Now, in my opinion, Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh and what ever other asian actresses (aside from the authentic Japanese actors/actresses) DO NOT come off being japanese at all in this trailer.  I don't know what these people are thinking when they cast these chinese actresses.  Nothing about their performances remotely resembles a japanese woman.  Even their accents sound chinese than japanese.  Japanese speaking english have a distinct sound from chinese speaking english.  Anyway.  I don't want to sound like some pro-asian person cuz I could care less about that.  But, like I said, you guys who are fans of Zhang, Yeoh and Gong probably don't care and want to just check it out for them!

26th August 2005 5:03  #2

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
Well, you're right, doesn't matter...
..cause she's HOT!

26th August 2005 12:44  #3

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
She's pretty hot.

26th August 2005 14:09  #4

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Hmmmmm...trailer doesn't work.

26th August 2005 17:52  #5

kenny wong Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 141
I really don't understand the appeal of Zhang Ziyi or any of these asian actresses.  I can understand Jessica Alba, Angelina Jolie, etc.  Hell, as horrible an actress Jessica is, I'd rather sit through her crap than Zhang Ziyi's!  Can you guys explain to me the appeal of asian actresses?  I'm baffled!

26th August 2005 18:14  #6

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
Did I mentioned...

...she's HOT!

26th August 2005 18:17  #7

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Quote: Originally posted by Danny Boy
Did I mentioned...

...she's HOT!


Agreed. If you're hot, you're hot - that's all there is to it. Although I'm not even close to an authority on Asian Cinema, I'm sure she's been in some good stuff to lend credibility to her status too.

26th August 2005 18:56  #8

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
But to be more serious, she's probably the best thing that ever happen to Asian film industries...not that movies never been successful in Asia, but because of her popularity, she's helping sponsor Asian movies to North America.  Americans are more aware and opened to Asian and foreign films than before.
  And for the record, not only Zhang Ziyi is an eye candy, but she's also got the flavor!

26th August 2005 19:10  #9

kenny wong Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 141
Maybe it's because I'm asian and have watched a lot of asian movies in my lifetime that I can pick up on the actors/actresses' performances.  Most of us don't really care much for Zhang Ziyi.  She's pretty much categorized with the same stock of actors who come off the same in every movie in the same vein as Brad Pitt, Vince Vaughn, Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, etc.  Then again, I had a discussion with some friends and it's seems as if we as an audience are just happy with people playing themselves but trying to be a little different with being themselves in every other movie.  To me, how much different can you be when you're being yourself?    

26th August 2005 20:45  #10

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
Quote: Originally posted by Danny Boy
Did I mentioned...

...she's HOT!


i think you need to remind me again

26th August 2005 20:57  #11

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,085 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I don't think she's a brilliant actress (although I thought she was pretty good in HOFD), but she's not a bad actress. Plus she's bloody lovely to look at. Much prefer Maggie Cheung as an actress.

26th August 2005 21:12  #12

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Quote: Originally posted by rob murray
i think you need to remind me again
I'll do it for him.

She's sexy...

26th August 2005 23:56  #13

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,401 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Alba makes me sick. Makes J-Lo look like freakin' Brando. And for the record, Yeoh is the sexiest of them all, cause she's a REAL WOMAN and would beat any of our asses into putty if we ever gave her a lick of shit. It is a little silly to use two Chinese actresses to play Japanese women. I know there are plenty of good Japanse actresses out their that could pull of this role.

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