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Uniform Title Memoirs of a geisha (Motion picture)
Title Memoirs of a geisha [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment present an Amblin Entertainment Red Wagon Entertainment production ; produced by Lucy Fisher & Douglas Wick ; produced by Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Robin Swicord ; directed by Rob Marshall.

Imprint Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka DVD Collection  DVD116    ---  DUE 05-03-19
 Parsons DVD Fiction  DVD Memoirs of a Geisha  Disc 1    ---  Inventory in Progress
Edition 2-disc full screen special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (ca. 145 min.) : anamorphic, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Based on the book by Arthur Golden.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
"Special features: 11 behind the scenes featurettes including: the look of a geisha (inside the wardrobe and make-up), the music of the film, geisha bootcamp (see how the actresses became geishas), a geisha's dance and more; Director Rob Marshall and co-producer John Deluca audio commentary; Production audio commentary (costume designer, production designer, editor)"--Container.
Credits Director of photography, Dion Beebe ; art directors, Patrick M. Sullivan, Jr., Tomas Voth ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music by, John Williams ; costume designer, Colleen Atwood ; production designer, John Myhre.
Cast Ziyi Zhang, Suzuka Ohgo, Michelle Yeoh, Ken Watanabe, Togo Igawa, Mako, Samantha Futerman, Elizabeth Sung, Thomas Ikeda, Li Gong, Tsai Chin.
Summary In 1929, an impoverished nine-year-old named Chiyo is sold to a geisha house in Kyoto's Gion district and subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head geisha Hatsumomo. Her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy in Hatsumomo and she is rescued by Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha. 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.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature subject matter and some sexual content.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Golden Globes, USA, 2006: Golden Globe - Best original score - Motion Picture (John Williams)
Subject Geishas -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama.
Social skills -- Study and teaching -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama.
Mentoring -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama.
Women -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Romance drama.
Historical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Marshall, Rob.
Swicord, Robin.
Zhang, Ziyi, 1979-
Ohgo, Suzuka, 1993-
Yeoh, Michelle, 1963-
Watanabe, Ken, 1959-
Igawa, Togo.
Beebe, Dion.
Williams, John, 1932-
Golden, Arthur, 1957- Memoirs of a geisha. Chinese.
Columbia Pictures.
Dreamworks Pictures.
Spyglass Entertainment (Firm)
Amblin Entertainment (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1424807824
Standard No. 043396142411
Music No. 14241 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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