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The Resource Memoirs of a geisha, Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment present an Amblin Entertainment/Douglas Wick & Lucy Fisher production ; produced by Lucy Fisher, Steven Spielberg, Douglas Wick ; written by Robin Swicord ; directed by Rob Marshall

Memoirs of a geisha, Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment present an Amblin Entertainment/Douglas Wick & Lucy Fisher production ; produced by Lucy Fisher, Steven Spielberg, Douglas Wick ; written by Robin Swicord ; directed by Rob Marshall

Label
Memoirs of a geisha
Title
Memoirs of a geisha
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment present an Amblin Entertainment/Douglas Wick & Lucy Fisher production ; produced by Lucy Fisher, Steven Spielberg, Douglas Wick ; written by Robin Swicord ; directed by Rob Marshall
Title variation
Memoirs of a geisha [2-disc sp. ed. : widescreen (DVD)]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
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 sparks 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. A Cinderella story like no other, it is also an intoxicating love story that will leave you breathless
Related
Awards note
Golden Globes, USA, 2006: Golden Globe - Best original score - Motion Picture (John Williams).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Dion Beebe ; art directors, Patrick M. Sullivan, Jr., Tomas Voth ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; original music score, John Williams ; costume designer, Colleen Atwood ; production designer, John Myhre
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature subject matter and some sexual content
Language note
  • Closed-captioned
  • In English or dubbed French with optional English or French subtitles
LC call number
PN1995.9.J34
LC item number
M466577 2006
PerformerNote
Ziyi Zhang, Suzuka Ohgo, Michelle Yeoh, Ken Watanabe, Togo Igawa, Mako, Samantha Futerman, Elizabeth Sung, Thomas Ikeda, Li Gong, Tsai Chin
Runtime
145
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Memoirs of a geisha, Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment present an Amblin Entertainment/Douglas Wick & Lucy Fisher production ; produced by Lucy Fisher, Steven Spielberg, Douglas Wick ; written by Robin Swicord ; directed by Rob Marshall
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Arthur Golden
  • Special features: Disc 1: Commentary by director Rob Marshall and co-producer John DeLuca. Production Commentary by Costume Design Colleen Atwood, Production Design John Myhre and Editor Pietro Scalia. Disc 2: "Sayuri's Other Journey: From the Novel to the Screen" featurette ; novelist Arthur Golden and the filmmakers discuss the 8-year journey of turning the best-selling book into an award winning film ; "The Road to Japan" featurette - the filmmakers travel to Japan to experience the places in Kyoto that are featured in the book and discuss the challenges of shooting in some of Japan<U+2019>s most sacred locations. "Geisha Bootcamp" featurette - A behind the scenes look at how the actresses learned the art of becoming geisha. "Building the Hanamachi" featurette - Recreating the entire village of old Kyoto in a pasture in Southern California ; "The Look of a Geisha" featurette - learn the ancient secrets and modern twists to creating the hair, makeup and wardrobe for the film ; "The Music of Memoirs" featurette - John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman discuss the creative process of composing the score ; "A Geisha<U+2019>s Dance" featurette ; "The World of the Geisha" featurette - A look at the history of this secret world, from its ancient origins up to the geisha of today ; "The Way of the Sumo" featurette - Explore the fascinating history of this ancient sport and meet some of today<U+2019>s Sumo Wrestling champions ; "Rob Marshall" featurette - An in-depth look at Director Rob Marshall ; "A Day with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa" featurette - Chef Nobu Matsuhisa discusses his role in the film and shares some of his favorite recipes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
2-disc widescreen special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 145 min.)
Isbn
9781404983083
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396111592
Other physical details
anamorphic, sound, color
Publisher number
11159
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm63161554
System details
DVD ; region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Memoirs of a geisha, Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment present an Amblin Entertainment/Douglas Wick & Lucy Fisher production ; produced by Lucy Fisher, Steven Spielberg, Douglas Wick ; written by Robin Swicord ; directed by Rob Marshall
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Arthur Golden
  • Special features: Disc 1: Commentary by director Rob Marshall and co-producer John DeLuca. Production Commentary by Costume Design Colleen Atwood, Production Design John Myhre and Editor Pietro Scalia. Disc 2: "Sayuri's Other Journey: From the Novel to the Screen" featurette ; novelist Arthur Golden and the filmmakers discuss the 8-year journey of turning the best-selling book into an award winning film ; "The Road to Japan" featurette - the filmmakers travel to Japan to experience the places in Kyoto that are featured in the book and discuss the challenges of shooting in some of Japan<U+2019>s most sacred locations. "Geisha Bootcamp" featurette - A behind the scenes look at how the actresses learned the art of becoming geisha. "Building the Hanamachi" featurette - Recreating the entire village of old Kyoto in a pasture in Southern California ; "The Look of a Geisha" featurette - learn the ancient secrets and modern twists to creating the hair, makeup and wardrobe for the film ; "The Music of Memoirs" featurette - John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman discuss the creative process of composing the score ; "A Geisha<U+2019>s Dance" featurette ; "The World of the Geisha" featurette - A look at the history of this secret world, from its ancient origins up to the geisha of today ; "The Way of the Sumo" featurette - Explore the fascinating history of this ancient sport and meet some of today<U+2019>s Sumo Wrestling champions ; "Rob Marshall" featurette - An in-depth look at Director Rob Marshall ; "A Day with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa" featurette - Chef Nobu Matsuhisa discusses his role in the film and shares some of his favorite recipes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
2-disc widescreen special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 145 min.)
Isbn
9781404983083
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396111592
Other physical details
anamorphic, sound, color
Publisher number
11159
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm63161554
System details
DVD ; region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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