April 2005
Literary Cavalcade;Apr2005, Vol. 57 Issue 7, p4
This article focuses on two motion pictures based on novels. The motion picture "Memoirs of a Geisha," based on the best-seller by Arthur Golden, follows the story of a young, poor girl through Japan's tumultuous early 20th century. The cast is a hit list of Asian stars, including Zhang Ziyi and Michelle Yeoh and Ken Watanabe. Oscar-winning director Ang Lee has turned Pulitzer Prize winner Anne E. Proulx's short novel "On Brokeback Mountain," into celluloid.


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