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

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Subjects: Geishas--Japan--Kyoto--Drama
Cruelty--Drama
Mentoring--Japan--Kyoto--Drama
Jealousy--Japan--Kyoto--Drama
Melodrama
Films for the hearing impaired
Kyoto (Japan)--Social life and customs--Drama
Kyoto (Japan)--Drama
Feature films
Film adaptations
Formats: Video Recording, DVD
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English, French (translated from), French, English (translated from)
Audience: General, MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature subject matter and some sexual content
Published: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2007
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 145 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Added Titles: Golden, Arthur, 1957- Memoirs of a geisha
Additional Authors: Producer : Fisher, Lucy
Producer : Wick, Douglas
Producer : Spielberg, Steven, 1946-
Author of screenplay : Swicord, Robin
Director : Marshall, Rob
Actor : 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-
Red Wagon Entertainment (Firm)
Columbia Pictures
Dreamworks Pictures
Spyglass Entertainment (Firm)
Amblin Entertainment (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Notes: ISBN: 1424846587
ISBN: 9781424846580
UPC: 043396179998
Videorecording number: 17999
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, mastered in high definition
English or French dialogue, English or French subtitles; closed-captioned
Cast: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Koji Yakusho, Youki Kudoh, Kaori Momoi, Gong Li
Credits: Director of photography, Dion Beebe ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music, John Williams ; costume designer, Colleen Atwood ; production designer, John Myhre
Based on the book by Arthur Golden
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005
MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature subject matter and some sexual content
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
Special features: Director Rob Marshall and co-producer John DeLuca audio commentary; production audio commentary
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.)
OCLC Number: 127414233
ISBN/ISSN: 1424846587
9781424846580
0433961799
17999