The Pillow Book

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, the young girl has Japanese characters painted on her face. They differ slightly between shots - e.g. the square between her eyebrows moves significantly. (00:03:20)

jle

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Jerome writes his name on her back (as her father used to) the boom mike is lowered into view. (01:02:55)

Bulbabean

Nagiko: I am certain that there are two things in life which are dependable: the delights of the flesh and the delights of literature. I have had the good fortune to enjoy them both equally.

Nagiko: The smell of white paper is like the scent of skin of a new lover who has just paid a surprise visit out of a rainy garden. And the black ink is like lacquered hair. And the quill? Well, the quill is like that instrument of pleasure whose purpose is never in doubt but whose surprising efficiency one always, always forgets.

Nagiko: Nipples like bone buttons. An instep like a half open book. A navel like the inside of a shell. A belly like an upturned saucer. A penis like a sea slug or a pickled cucumber.

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