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Chinese/Japanese Skin Calligraphy-Title?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2001 12:02 pm
by rakulou
Beautiful movie about a young woman obsessed with painting skin with calligraphic images. What is the title of this film?

Re: Chinese/Japanese Skin Calligraphy-Title?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2001 12:29 pm
by rakulou
I've found the name of the movie: The Pillow Book, Peter Greenaway.

Re: Chinese/Japanese Skin Calligraphy-Title?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2001 3:27 am
by jason-3
If you're into the tattoo thing, there's a real Japanese film that deals with the topic of a Japanese woman tattooing (is that a proper verb) all of her body. The English title is "Tattoo" and I have seen it at video stores in the US.

Re: Chinese/Japanese Skin Calligraphy-Title?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2002 9:29 am
by john-5
The Pillow Book is right.Not Greenaway's best, i thought(i much prefer The Draughtsman's Contract) but the book it refers to (though the film is completely different)is The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, a diary of a court lady's life in 10th/11th century Japan(i can't remember the exact dates and i've lent the book out).It is wonderful, one of my favourites, if anyone's interested!