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The Resource Empire of the sun, Warner Bros. Pictures ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Tom Stoppard ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, (videorecording DVD)

Empire of the sun, Warner Bros. Pictures ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Tom Stoppard ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Empire of the sun
Title
Empire of the sun
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Tom Stoppard ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • mul
  • eng
Summary
Based on J.G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, Jim attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the while bringing spirit and dignity to those around him
Related
Additional physical form
Also issued on VHS.
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Empire of the sun (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Allen Daviau ; music, John Williams ; editor, Michael Kahn
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
English (Dolby surround 5.1 or Dolby surround stereo 2.0) and French (Dolby surround stereo) language soundtracks with optional subtitles in Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1197
LC item number
.E47 2001
PerformerNote
John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Christian Bale, Joe Pantoliano, Rupert Frazer, Emily Richard, Masatō Ibu, Guts Ishimatsu
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1946-
  • 1954-
  • 1974-
  • 1949-
  • 1932-
  • 1930-2009
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Spielberg, Steven
  • Kennedy, Kathleen
  • Marshall, Frank
  • Stoppard, Tom
  • Bale, Christian
  • Malkovich, John
  • Richardson, Miranda
  • Havers, Nigel
  • Daviau, Allen
  • Williams, John
  • Ballard, J. G.
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
153
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ballard, J. G
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Boys
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Anti-war films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Empire of the sun, Warner Bros. Pictures ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Tom Stoppard ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, (videorecording DVD)
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/movies/m100037224?s=1
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Widescreen version
  • Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1987
  • Special features: cast and crew biographies; behind-the-scenes documentary "The China odyssey : Empire of the sun, a film by Steven Spielberg" / director, Les Mayfield ; ZM Productions (1987 ; ca. 49 min. English language soundtrack with optional subtitles in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Thai) ; theatrical trailer ; awards
  • Special features may vary slightly
  • Some items may contain 2 discs instead of 1 double-sided disc
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Side A. Empire of the sun -- side B. Special features
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (153 min.)
Isbn
9780790761657
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 085391175322
  • 883929091539
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
11753
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm48259378
  • (OCoLC)48259378
  • 592310
  • 1740134
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1; double-sided disc
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Empire of the sun, Warner Bros. Pictures ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Tom Stoppard ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, (videorecording DVD)
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/movies/m100037224?s=1
Publication
Note
  • Widescreen version
  • Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1987
  • Special features: cast and crew biographies; behind-the-scenes documentary "The China odyssey : Empire of the sun, a film by Steven Spielberg" / director, Les Mayfield ; ZM Productions (1987 ; ca. 49 min. English language soundtrack with optional subtitles in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Thai) ; theatrical trailer ; awards
  • Special features may vary slightly
  • Some items may contain 2 discs instead of 1 double-sided disc
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Side A. Empire of the sun -- side B. Special features
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (153 min.)
Isbn
9780790761657
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 085391175322
  • 883929091539
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
11753
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm48259378
  • (OCoLC)48259378
  • 592310
  • 1740134
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1; double-sided disc
Video recording format
DVD

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