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Empire of the sun

Author: Steven SpielbergKathleen KennedyFrank MarshallTom StoppardChristian BaleAll authors
Publisher: [Burbank, CA] : Warner Home Video, [2001]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on J.G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, Jim attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War films
Coming-of-age films
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: J G Ballard
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Spielberg; Kathleen Kennedy; Frank Marshall; Tom Stoppard; Christian Bale; John Malkovich; Miranda Richardson; Nigel Havers; Allen Daviau; John Williams; J G Ballard; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ),; Warner Home Video (Firm),
ISBN: 0790761653 9780790761657
OCLC Number: 48259378
Language Note: English (Dolby surround 5.1 or Dolby surround stereo 2.0) and French (Dolby surround stereo) language soundtracks with optional subtitles in Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Widescreen version.
Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Special features: cast and crew biographies; behind-the-scenes documentary "The China odyssey : Empire of the sun, a film by Steven Spielberg" / director, Les Mayfield ; ZM Productions (1987 ; ca. 49 min. English language soundtrack with optional subtitles in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Thai) ; theatrical trailer ; awards.
Credits: Director of photography, Allen Daviau ; music, John Williams ; editor, Michael Kahn.
Cast: John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Christian Bale, Joe Pantoliano, Rupert Frazer, Emily Richard, Masatō Ibu, Guts Ishimatsu.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (153 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; region 1; double-sided disc.
Contents: Side A. Empire of the sun --
side B. Special features.
Other Titles: China odyssey.
Empire of the sun (Motion picture).
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Tom Stoppard ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall.
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Based on J.G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, Jim attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the while bringing spirit and dignity to those around him.

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