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I was fortunate enough to record this wonderful film on late-night TV
to VHS around the time it originally aired and have seen it many times
since then. I'm sorry this movie isn't better known and hasn't had a
proper DVD release, because I would surely buy it. Fortunately, the
film is available to watch on YouTube and is well worth checking out.
The film is based on the true story of an American PhD student studying Japanese geisha culture. She was the first, and I believe the only, foreigner ever allowed to actually become a geisha, and the insights she gained as a result were remarkable.
The film also carries the motif of searching for meaning in one's life. In the case of the lead character, she is looking for her spiritual family; and in a very real sense, she finds it.
I urge whoever holds the rights to give this fine film a proper DVD release with commentary and extras.
I am disabled and when you are disabled, at times, you are depressed.
American Geisha, fortunately, has been aired on my Satellite stations
and whenever I watch it, it lifts my spirits. I only wish I was young
and could experience an experience as Gillian Burke did. What an honor
bestowed on her by allowing her to become a Geisha. I only wish I could
Pam Dawber know how much this movie has done for me and I continue to
it as often as it comes on.
Thank you Pam for making such an awesome, wonderful, true story movie.
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