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Memoirs of a geisha

Author: Rob MarshallRobin SwicordLucy FisherDouglas WickSteven SpielbergAll authors
Publisher: [Culver City, California] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : 2-disc widescreen special editionView all editions and formats
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"In the 1920s, 9-year-old Chiyo gets sold to a geisha house. There, she is forced into servitude, receiving nothing in return until the house's ruling hierarchy determines if she is of high enough quality to service the clientele -- men who visit and pay for conversation, dance and song. After rigorous years of training, Chiyo becomes Sayuri, a geisha of incredible beauty and influence. Life is good for Sayuri, but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical films
Drama
Feature films
Fiction
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Romance films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Romance
Historical
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Marshall; Robin Swicord; Lucy Fisher; Douglas Wick; Steven Spielberg; John Williams; Ziyi Zhang; Ken Watanabe; Michelle Yeoh; Suzuka Ohgo; Kōji Yakusho; Youki Kudoh; Kaori Momoi; Tsai Chin; Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa; Li Gong; Yo-Yo Ma; Arthur Golden; Columbia Pictures,; Dreamworks Pictures,; Spyglass Entertainment (Firm),; Amblin Entertainment (Firm),; Red Wagon Entertainment (Firm),; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm),
ISBN: 1404983082 9781404983083
OCLC Number: 63161554
Language Note: In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English or French; closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Based on the book by Arthur Golden.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2005.
Special features: Disc 1: Commentary with Rob Marshall and John DeLuca [audio only]; Commentary with Colleen Atwood (costumes), John Myhre (production designer) and Pietro Scalia (editor) [audio only]; Previews (8 min.); Disc 2: Featurettes Sayuri's Journey (15 min.); The Road to Japan (6 min.); Geisha Boot Camp (12 min.); Building the Hanamachi (13 min.); The Look of a Geisha (16 min.); The Music of "Memoirs" (10 min.); A Geisha's Dance (8 min.); The Way of the Sumo (6 min.); Rob Marshall, Director (10 min.); A Day with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa (10 min.); Chef Nobu's recipes [text feature]; Behind the scenes photo gallery; Costume illustrations photo gallery.
Credits: Director of photography, Dion Beebe ; production designer, John Myhre ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; costume designer, Colleen Atwood ; music by John Williams ; cello solos by Yo-Yo Ma ; violin solos by Itzhak Perlman.
Cast: Ziyi Zhang (Sayuri), Ken Watanabe (Chairman), Michelle Yeoh (Mameha), Koji Yakusho (Nobu), Youki Kudoh (Pumpkin), Kaori Momoi (Mother), Tsai Chin (Auntie), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (The Baron), Suzuka Ohgo (Chiyo), Gong Li (Hatsumomo).
Awards: Academy Awards, 2006 Best Achievement in Art Direction-John Myhre (art director), Gretchen Rau (set decorator); Best Achievement in Cinematography-Dion Beebe; Best Achievement in Costume Design-Colleen Atwood; Golden Globes, 2006 Best original score-Motion Picture, John Williams.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated PG-13; for mature subject matter and some sexual content.
Description: 2 videodiscs (145 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 2.40:1.
Contents: Start --
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.
Other Titles: Memoirs of a geisha (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment present an Amblin Entertainment, Red Wagon Entertainment production ; directed by Rob Marshall ; screenplay by Robin Swicord ; produced by Lucy Fisher & Douglas Wick, Steven Spielberg ; a Rob Marshall film.
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"In the 1920s, 9-year-old Chiyo gets sold to a geisha house. There, she is forced into servitude, receiving nothing in return until the house's ruling hierarchy determines if she is of high enough quality to service the clientele -- men who visit and pay for conversation, dance and song. After rigorous years of training, Chiyo becomes Sayuri, a geisha of incredible beauty and influence. Life is good for Sayuri, but World War II is about to disrupt the peace"--IMDb.

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