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Title Memoirs of a geisha [videorecording] / 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.

Imprint Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  791.4372 M519 2006  Disc 1    ---  Available
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  791.4372 M519 2006  Disc 2    ---  Available
 FSCC DVD Collection  DVD 791.43 MEMO 2006    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition Widescreen special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (145 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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: from the novel to the screen (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 world of the Geisha ; 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.
Contents disc 1. Film and commentaries -- disc 2. Featurettes, photo galleries.
Credits 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.
Cast Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Koji Yakusho, Youki Kudoh, Kaori Momoi, Gong Li.
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. Under Mameha's mentorship, Chiyo becomes the geisha named Sayuri, trained in all the artistic and social skills a geisha must master in order to survive in her society. As a renowned geisha she enters a society of wealth, privilege, and political intrigue. As World War II looms Japan and the geisha's world are forever changed by the onslaught of history.
System Details DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 2.40:1).
Language In English or French with optional subtitles in English or French; closed-captioned in English.
Awards 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.
Subject Women -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Geishas -- Drama.
Women -- Japan -- Drama.
Feature films.
DVD-Video discs.
Japan -- History -- 20th century -- Drama.
Genre/Form Romance films.
Historical films.
Added Author Marshall, Rob.
Swicord, Robin.
Zhang, Ziyi, 1979-
Watanabe, Ken, 1959-
Yeoh, Michelle, 1963-
Golden, Arthur, 1957- Memoirs of a geisha.
Columbia Pictures.
Dreamworks Pictures.
Spyglass Entertainment (Firm)
Amblin Entertainment (Firm)
Red Wagon Entertainment (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1404983082
Standard No. 043396111592
Music No. 11159 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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