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Memoirs of a geisha [videorecording] / 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.

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  • 10 of 10 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Union County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Elgin Public Library.

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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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Elgin Public Library DVD M46 PG13 (Text) 37827000294937 Video DVD None 06/22/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1404983082
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 145 min.) : anamorphic, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: 2-disc widescreen special edition.
  • Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2006.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel by Arthur Golden.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
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.
Participant or Performer Note:
Ziyi Zhang, Suzuka Ohgo, Michelle Yeoh, Ken Watanabe, Togo Igawa, Mako, Samantha Futerman, Elizabeth Sung, Thomas Ikeda, Li Gong, Tsai Chin.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature subject matter and some sexual content.
System Details Note:
DVD ; region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
In English or dubbed French with optional English or French subtitles.
Closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Golden Globes, USA, 2006: Golden Globe - Best original score - Motion Picture (John Williams)
Subject: Geishas > Japan > Kyoto > Drama.
Social skills > Study and teaching > Japan > Kyoto > Drama.
Women > Conduct of life > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Romantic plays.
Historical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Romance > Feature.
Historical > Feature.

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