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Title 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.

Published Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2006.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC DVD  791.4372 MEMO  Disc 1 Region 1  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM ERC DVD  791.4372 MEMO  Disc 2 Region 1  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Edition Anamorphic widescreen version.
Physical description 2 videodiscs (approximately 145 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes Based on the novel by Arthur Golden.
Special features: 11 behind the scenes featurettes including: The look of a geisha (wardrobe and make-up), music of the film, Geisha bootcamp (how actresses became geishas), a Geisha's dance and more ; director Rob Marshall and co-producer John DeLuca audio commentary ; production audio commentary (costume designer, production designer, editor)
Credits 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.
Performers Ziyi Zhang, Suzuka Ohgo, Michelle Yeoh, Ken Watanabe, Togo Igawa, Mako, Samantha Futerman, Elizabeth Sung, Thomas Ikeda, Li Gong, Tsai Chin.
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 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.
System notes DVD.
Language notes English and French language tracks and optional subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Other author Marshall, Rob.
Swicord, Robin.
Fisher, Lucy.
Spielberg, Steven, 1946-
Wick, Douglas.
Williams, John, 1932-
Zhang, Ziyi, 1979-
Ohgo, Suzuka, 1993-
Yeoh, Michelle, 1963-
Watanabe, Ken, 1959-
Igawa, Togo, 1946-
Golden, Arthur, 1957- Memoirs of a geisha.
Columbia Pictures.
Dreamworks Pictures.
Spyglass Entertainment (Firm)
Amblin Entertainment (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Subject Geishas -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama.
Social skills -- Study and teaching -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama.
Women -- Japan -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Other uniform title Memoirs of a geisha (Motion picture)
Standard Number 043396111592
ISBN 1404983082
Publisher Number 11159 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment