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

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

Label
Memoirs of a geisha
Title
Memoirs of a geisha
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment present ; an Amblin Entertainment/Red Wagon Entertainment production ; directed by Rob Marshall ; screenplay by Robin Swicord ; produced by Lucy Fisher & Douglas Wick, Steven Spielberg ; a Rob Marshall film
Creator
Contributor
Composer
Performer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In 1929, a poor fisherman sells his 9-year-old daughter to a geisha house in Kyoto. Chiyo will be an unpaid servant until it is determined if she is beautiful enough for apprenticeship, and the house's clientèle. Run by Mother, the ruling geisha is Hatsumomo, and little Pumpkin her only friend. Trained under strict discipline for a lifetime of entertaining and flattering wealthy men, Sayuri grows up lovely, accomplished, and the target of jealous rivals. Love is no part of this cloistered world, although geisha lore hints that even if they fall in love with clients--the operative word is client, and that love is never free
Awards note
Academy Awards, 2006 Best Achievement in Art Direction-John Myhre (art director), Gretchen Rau (set decorator); Best Achievement in Cinematography-Dion Beebe; Best Achievement in Costume Design-Colleen Atwood; Golden Globes, 2006 Best original score-Motion Picture, John Williams
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Memoirs of a geisha (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Dion Beebe ; production designer, John Myhre ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; costume designer, Colleen Atwood ; music by John Williams ; cello solos by Yo-Yo Ma ; violin solos by Itzhak Perlman
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13; for mature subject matter and some sexual content
Language note
In English or French with optional subtitles in English or French; closed-captioned in English
PerformerNote
Ziyi Zhang (Sayuri), Ken Watanabe (Chairman), Michelle Yeoh (Mameha), Koji Yakusho (Nobu), Youki Kudoh (Pumpkin), Kaori Momoi (Mother), Tsai Chin (Auntie), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (The Baron), Suzuka Ohgo (Chiyo), Gong Li (Hatsumomo)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1946-
  • 1932-
  • 1979-
  • 1959-
  • 1963-
  • 1993-
  • 1971-
  • 1936-
  • 1965-
  • 1955-
  • 1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Marshall, Rob
  • Swicord, Robin
  • Fisher, Lucy
  • Wick, Douglas
  • Spielberg, Steven
  • Williams, John
  • Zhang, Ziyi
  • Watanabe, Ken
  • Yeoh, Michelle
  • Ohgo, Suzuka
  • Yakusho, Kōji
  • Kudoh, Youki
  • Momoi, Kaori
  • Tsai Chin
  • Tagawa, Cary-Hiroyuki
  • Gong, Li
  • Ma, Yo-Yo
  • Golden, Arthur
  • Columbia Pictures
  • DreamWorks Pictures (1994-2006)
  • Spyglass Entertainment (Firm)
  • Amblin Entertainment (Firm)
  • Red Wagon Entertainment (Firm)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
145
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Geishas
  • Young women
  • Social skills
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Memoirs of a geisha, Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment present ; an Amblin Entertainment/Red Wagon Entertainment production ; directed by Rob Marshall ; screenplay by Robin Swicord ; produced by Lucy Fisher & Douglas Wick, Steven Spielberg ; a Rob Marshall film, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Arthur Golden
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2005
  • Special features: Disc 1: Commentary with Rob Marshall and John DeLuca [audio only]; Commentary with Colleen Atwood (costumes), John Myhre (production designer) and Pietro Scalia (editor) [audio only]; Previews (8 min.); Disc 2: Featurettes Sayuri's Journey (15 min.); The Road to Japan (6 min.); Geisha Boot Camp (12 min.); Building the Hanamachi (13 min.); The Look of a Geisha (16 min.); The Music of "Memoirs" (10 min.); A Geisha's Dance (8 min.); The Way of the Sumo (6 min.); Rob Marshall, Director (10 min.); A Day with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa (10 min.); Chef Nobu's recipes [text feature]; Behind the scenes photo gallery; Costume illustrations photo gallery
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Start -- 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
ocm63161554
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
2-disc widescreen special ed
Extent
2 videodiscs (145 min.)
Isbn
9781404983083
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396111592
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
11159
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781404983083
  • (OCoLC)63161554
  • (Sirsi) b13280508
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 2.40:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Memoirs of a geisha, Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment present ; an Amblin Entertainment/Red Wagon Entertainment production ; directed by Rob Marshall ; screenplay by Robin Swicord ; produced by Lucy Fisher & Douglas Wick, Steven Spielberg ; a Rob Marshall film, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Arthur Golden
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2005
  • Special features: Disc 1: Commentary with Rob Marshall and John DeLuca [audio only]; Commentary with Colleen Atwood (costumes), John Myhre (production designer) and Pietro Scalia (editor) [audio only]; Previews (8 min.); Disc 2: Featurettes Sayuri's Journey (15 min.); The Road to Japan (6 min.); Geisha Boot Camp (12 min.); Building the Hanamachi (13 min.); The Look of a Geisha (16 min.); The Music of "Memoirs" (10 min.); A Geisha's Dance (8 min.); The Way of the Sumo (6 min.); Rob Marshall, Director (10 min.); A Day with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa (10 min.); Chef Nobu's recipes [text feature]; Behind the scenes photo gallery; Costume illustrations photo gallery
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Start -- 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
ocm63161554
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
2-disc widescreen special ed
Extent
2 videodiscs (145 min.)
Isbn
9781404983083
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396111592
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
11159
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781404983083
  • (OCoLC)63161554
  • (Sirsi) b13280508
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 2.40:1
Video recording format
DVD

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