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Memoirs of a geisha

Author: Steven SpielbergDouglas WickLucy FisherRob MarshallRobin SwicordAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 2-disc full screen special edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Historical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Romance
Historical
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Spielberg; Douglas Wick; Lucy Fisher; Rob Marshall; Robin Swicord; Ziyi Zhang; Suzuka Ohgo; Michelle Yeoh; Ken Watanabe; Mako; Dion Beebe; John Williams; Yo-Yo Ma; Itzhak Perlman; Arthur Golden; Columbia Pictures.; Dreamworks Pictures.; Spyglass Entertainment (Firm); Amblin Entertainment (Firm); Red Wagon Entertainment (Firm); Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1424807824 9781424807826
OCLC Number: 63161553
Language Note: English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English or French subtitles; English closed-captions for the hearing impaired.
Notes: "This film has been modified its original version. It has been formatted to fit your screen."--Opening titles.
Based on the book by Arthur Golden.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Credits: Director of photography, Dion Beebe ; art directors, Patrick M. Sullivan, Jr., Tomás Voth ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music by, John Williams ; cello solos, Yo-Yo Ma ; violin solos, Itzhak Perlman ; costume designer, Colleen Atwood ; production designer, John Myhre ; choreographer, John DeLuca.
Cast: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Koji Yakusho, Youki Kudoh, Kaori Momoi, Tsai Chin, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Suzuka Ohgo, Gong Li, Randall Duk Kim, Mako.
Awards: Golden Globes, USA, 2006: Golden Globe - Best original score - Motion Picture (John Williams)
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature subject matter and some sexual content.
Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 145 min.) : anamorphic, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
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.
Other Titles: Memoirs of a geisha (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment present an Amblin Entertainment, Red Wagon Entertainment production ; a Rob Marshall film ; executive producers, Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber, Patricia Whitcher, Bobby Cohen ; produced by Lucy Fisher, Douglas Wick, Steven Spielberg ; co-producer, John DeLuca ; screenplay by Robin Swicord ; directed by Rob Marshall.

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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.

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