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

Imprint Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    MEM    DUE 03-01-21 Billed
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 145 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Based on the book by Arthur Golden.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Special features: Director Rob Marshall and co-producer John DeLuca audio commentary; production audio commentary.
Contents 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.
Credits Director of photography, Dion Beebe ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music, John Williams.
Cast Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Koji Yakusho, Youki Kudoh, Kaori Momoi, Gong Li.
Summary In 1929, an impoverished fishing village father sells his nine-year-old daughter, Chiyo, to a geisha house in Kyoto's Gion district and she becomes subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head geisha Hatsumomo. As she grows older, her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy of Hatsumomo. She is rescued by and taken under the wing of Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha. Under Mameha's mentorship, Chiyo becomes the geisha named Sayuri, trained in all the artistic graces and social skills a geisha must master. As a renowned geisha, she enters a society of wealth, privilege, and political intrigue. With the onslaught of World War II, Japan and the geisha's world are forever changed.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature subject matter and some sexual content.
System Details DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language English or dubbed French dialogue, optional English or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Academy Awards, USA, 2006: Oscar - Best Achievement in Art Direction (John Myhre, Gretchen Rau) ; Best Achievement in Cinematography (Dion Beebe) ; Best Achievement in Costume Design (Colleen Atwood).
Golden Globes, USA, 2006: Best Original Score - Motion Pictures (John Williams.)
Subject Geishas -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama.
Cruelty -- Drama.
Mentoring -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama.
Jealousy -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama.
Kyoto (Japan) -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Kyoto (Japan) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodrama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Fisher, Lucy. Producer.
Wick, Douglas. Producer.
Spielberg, Steven, 1946- Producer.
Swicord, Robin. Screenwriter.
Marshall, Rob. Director.
Zhang, Ziyi, 1979- Actor.
Watanabe, Ken, 1959- Actor.
Yeoh, Michelle, 1963- Actor.
Yakusho, Kōji. Actor.
Kudoh, Youki, 1971- Actor.
Momoi, Kaori. Actor.
Gong, Li, 1965- Actor.
Golden, Arthur, 1957- Memoirs of a geisha.
Columbia Pictures.
Dreamworks Pictures.
Spyglass Entertainment (Firm)
Amblin Entertainment (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1424846587
Standard No. 043396179998
Music No. 17999 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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