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The Resource Memoirs of a geisha, Red Wagon ; Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment present an Amblin Entertainment, Red Wagon Entertainment production ; directed by Rob Marshall ; produced by Lucy Fisher & Douglas Wick, Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Robin Swicord, (videorecording)

Memoirs of a geisha, Red Wagon ; Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment present an Amblin Entertainment, Red Wagon Entertainment production ; directed by Rob Marshall ; produced by Lucy Fisher & Douglas Wick, Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Robin Swicord, (videorecording)

Label
Memoirs of a geisha
Title
Memoirs of a geisha
Statement of responsibility
Red Wagon ; Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment present an Amblin Entertainment, Red Wagon Entertainment production ; directed by Rob Marshall ; produced by Lucy Fisher & Douglas Wick, Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Robin Swicord
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In 1929, an impoverished fishing village father sells his nine-year-old daughter, Chiyo, to a geisha house in Kyoto's Gion district and she becomes subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head geisha Hatsumomo. As she grows older, her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy of Hatsumomo. She is rescued by and taken under the wing of Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha. Under Mameha's mentorship, Chiyo becomes the geisha named Sayuri, trained in all the artistic graces and social skills a geisha must master. As a renowned geisha, she enters a society of wealth, privilege, and political intrigue. With the onslaught of World War II, Japan and the geisha's world are forever changed
Related
Awards note
  • Academy Awards, USA, 2006: Oscar - Best Achievement in Art Direction (John Myhre, Gretchen Rau) ; Best Achievement in Cinematography (Dion Beebe) ; Best Achievement in Costume Design (Colleen Atwood).
  • Golden Globes, USA, 2006: Best Original Score - Motion Pictures (John Williams.)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Dion Beebe ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music, John Williams ; costume designer, Colleen Atwood ; production designer, John Myhre
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature subject matter and some sexual content
Language note
English or French dialogue, English or French subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.M45
LC item number
M466577 2007
PerformerNote
Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Koji Yakusho, Youki Kudoh, Kaori Momoi, Gong Li
Runtime
145
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Memoirs of a geisha, Red Wagon ; Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment present an Amblin Entertainment, Red Wagon Entertainment production ; directed by Rob Marshall ; produced by Lucy Fisher & Douglas Wick, Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Robin Swicord, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Arthur Golden
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2005
  • Special features: Director Rob Marshall and co-producer John DeLuca audio commentary; production audio commentary
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Hanamachi -- Hatsumomo -- You are to become geisha." -- Oath -- Search for her sister -- Over the rooftops -- Loss & purpose -- Fifteen -- Most unexpected visitor -- Moving work of art -- One look -- Sayuri -- Sumo -- Eel and the cave -- Every man's fantasy -- Cherry blossoms -- Baron's Kimono -- 15,000 Yen -- Hatsumomo's end -- War years -- Back to the Hanamachi -- Entertaining Americans -- Hot springs -- Pumpkin's surprise -- Heart dies -- Forgiveness -- Memoirs of another kind
Control code
ocn127414233
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 145 min.)
Isbn
9781424846580
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396179998
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
17999
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)127414233
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, mastered in high definition
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Memoirs of a geisha, Red Wagon ; Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment present an Amblin Entertainment, Red Wagon Entertainment production ; directed by Rob Marshall ; produced by Lucy Fisher & Douglas Wick, Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Robin Swicord, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Arthur Golden
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2005
  • Special features: Director Rob Marshall and co-producer John DeLuca audio commentary; production audio commentary
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Hanamachi -- Hatsumomo -- You are to become geisha." -- Oath -- Search for her sister -- Over the rooftops -- Loss & purpose -- Fifteen -- Most unexpected visitor -- Moving work of art -- One look -- Sayuri -- Sumo -- Eel and the cave -- Every man's fantasy -- Cherry blossoms -- Baron's Kimono -- 15,000 Yen -- Hatsumomo's end -- War years -- Back to the Hanamachi -- Entertaining Americans -- Hot springs -- Pumpkin's surprise -- Heart dies -- Forgiveness -- Memoirs of another kind
Control code
ocn127414233
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 145 min.)
Isbn
9781424846580
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396179998
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
17999
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)127414233
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, mastered in high definition
Video recording format
DVD

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