We are excited this week to premier the Oscar Winning movie: Memoirs of a Geisha (2005). It is adapted to the Silver Screen by Robin Swicord and is based on the book by Arther Golden. According to IMDb, this movie had 28 nominations, 6 of which were Oscars, 3 of which it won (in the categories of Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction). This movie is really stunning in its artistic flavors. The colors, angles, textures within the movie are simply breathtakingly beautiful as are the music and score.
The movie chronicles the life a of a young girl from her roots in poor fishing village to becoming known as the most celebrated geisha in Japan. She was sold into a geisha house to raise for her parents and this separation from her parents and sister gives her the determination to look within and become the best with the sudden turn in her situation.
We both loved the colors and the artistic palette that this movie inspires in creating our cards. The rich fabrics and beautiful colors are just gorgeous. Here are our cards from this Cinema Saturday's creative challenge.
for more details check out Brooke's blog
for more details and to see her other card for this challenge, check out Sankari's blog.
Now its your turn!!! We would love to see what inspired YOU from the movie. There is so much inspiration from the colors, the fabrics, the dance, the cinematography, the music, the characters, etc. and you can create cards, layouts, altered projects - really anything - whatever inspires you!!!!
Projects uploads are due Thursday 9:00p.m. PST
Leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog post or gallery. If you're uploading to Splitcoast please use keyword" Cinema Saturday #4 or CSCC#5". You are not required to make a card. We welcome all mediums, cards, altered projects, scrapbook pages, etc.
You do not have to have seen or watched the movie to create a card, layout, etc. - we give some sites that you can check out to get inspiration from about the movie if you haven't seen it.
Need some inspiration before you get started on your project?
Here are a few links to some sites of Memoirs of a Geisha:
You can check out Wikipedia for more plot summary. Check out the official site for the movie here. Watch Chiyo's transformation into a Geisha here.
We hope you enjoy this movie - it was a great way for us to see this movie that we both had been wanting to see and then create a card after watching it. We hope that you all enjoy this week's Cinema Saturday Challenge and can't wait to see all your beautiful creations!!
See you at the movies!
Sankari and Brooke