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The secret life of Geisha

Author: Anthony GeffenClive MaltbySusan SarandonAtlantic Productions (London, England)Arts and Entertainment Network.All authors
Publisher: [New York, NY] : A & E Television Networks : Distributed by New Video, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exotic, sensuous, exquisitely mysterious. For centuries, the seductive grace of the Japanese geisha has fascinated and confounded outsiders who have attempted to fathom this secretive world of tradition, intrigue, and pleasure. Now, enter a realm once known only to the rich and powerful. Go beyond the popular Western misconception of the geisha as little more than a high-priced call girl, and discover the 400-year  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
History
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary
DVD-Video discs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Geffen; Clive Maltby; Susan Sarandon; Atlantic Productions (London, England); Arts and Entertainment Network.; New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767085191 9780767085199
OCLC Number: 62249379
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast on television in 1999.
Special features: Glossary; Geisha points of distinction.
Credits: Photography, Jeremy Pollard; editors, Chris Johnson, James Marshall; music, Glenn Keiles.
Performer(s): Narrated by Susan Sarandon.
Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital stereo.
Responsibility: film by Altantic Productions ; produced by Anthony Geffen ; writer and producer, Clive Maltby ; produced by Atlantic Productions for A & E Television Networks.

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Exotic, sensuous, exquisitely mysterious. For centuries, the seductive grace of the Japanese geisha has fascinated and confounded outsiders who have attempted to fathom this secretive world of tradition, intrigue, and pleasure. Now, enter a realm once known only to the rich and powerful. Go beyond the popular Western misconception of the geisha as little more than a high-priced call girl, and discover the 400-year history of a profession where women devoted decades to the mastery of music, conversation, and the fine art of massaging the male ego. Witness the darker side of the geisha, from tales of sexual treachery and suicide to their role in the fall of a hierarchy of political leaders as recently as 1989.

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