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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, CA : Columbia Pictures Industries : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2006], ©2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons DVD Fiction  DVD Memoirs of a Geisha  Disc 1of2    ---  Available
Edition Second-disc widescreen special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (145 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent.
video v rdamedia.
videodisc vd rdacarrier.
optical surround Dolby rda.
Series Rovi Media Collection. Movies. MiEM.
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.
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.
Cast 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).
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.
Audience MPAA rating: Rated PG-13; for mature subject matter and some sexual content.
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.
System Details DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 2.40:1.
Source Don 09.2016 PARS
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 -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama.
Young women -- Japan -- Drama.
Social skills -- Study and teaching -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama.
Japan -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Romantic plays.
Historical films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Romance -- Feature.
Historical -- Feature.
Historical films.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787.
Subject Geishas. (OCoLC)fst00939496.
Man-woman relationships. (OCoLC)fst01007080.
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815.
Social skills -- Study and teaching. (OCoLC)fst01123332.
Women -- Conduct of life. (OCoLC)fst01176610.
Young women. (OCoLC)fst01183301.
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082.
Japan -- Kyoto. (OCoLC)fst01207923.
Added Author Marshall, Rob.
Swicord, Robin,
Fisher, Lucy,
Wick, Douglas.
Spielberg, Steven, 1946-
Williams, John, 1932- composer.
Zhang, Ziyi, 1979-
Watanabe, Ken, 1959-
Yeoh, Michelle, 1963-
Ohgo, Suzuka, 1993-
Yakusho, Kji, 1956-
Kudoh, Youki, 1971-
Momoi, Kaori.
Tsai Chin, 1936-
Tagawa, Cary-Hiroyuki.
Gong, Li, 1965-
Ma, Yo-Yo, 1955- performer.
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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