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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 ; a Rob Marshall film ; screenplay by Robin Swicord ; produced by Lucy Fisher, Douglas Wick, Steven Spielberg ; directed by Rob Marshall.

Imprint Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library DVD    MEM    Available
Edition 2-disc full screen special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (ca. 145 min.) : anamorphic, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language English or dubbed French dialogue, optional English or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Cast Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Koji Yakusho, Youki Kudoh, Kaori Momoi, Gong Li.
Credits Director of photography, Dion Beebe ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music by John Williams.
Note Based on the book by Arthur Golden.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature subject matter and some sexual content.
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.
Contents Special features : Disc 1: Optional audio commentary from Director Rob Marshall and Co-Producer John DeLuca -- optional audio commentary from Colleen Atwood (costumes), John Myhre (production designer) and Pietro Scalia (editor) ; Disc 2: Featurettes: Sayuri's journey: from the novel to the screen -- The road to Japan -- Geisha bootcamp -- Building the Hanamachi -- The look of a geisha -- The music of 'Memoirs' -- A geisha's dance -- The world of the geisha -- The way of the sumo -- Director Rob Marshall's story -- A day with chef Nobu Matsuhisa -- Chef Nobu's recipes ; Photo galleries: Behind the scenes -- Costume illustrations.
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.
Man-woman relationships -- Japan -- Drama.
Genre/Form Historical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Fisher, Lucy.
Wick, Douglas.
Spielberg, Steven, 1946-
Marshall, Rob.
Swicord, Robin.
Zhang, Ziyi, 1979-
Watanabe, Ken, 1959-
Yeoh, Michelle, 1963-
Yakusho, Kōji.
Kudoh, Youki, 1971-
Momoi, Kaori.
Gong, Li, 1965-
Golden, Arthur, 1957- Memoirs of a geisha. Chinese.
Columbia Pictures.
Dreamworks Pictures.
Spyglass Entertainment (Firm)
Amblin Entertainment (Firm)
Red Wagon Entertainment (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1424807824
Standard No. 043396142411
Music No. 14241 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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