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The Resource Shadow magic, Sony Pictures Classics ; C & A Productions ; in association with Beijing Film Studio & China Film Co-Production Corp., Taiwan Central Motion Picture Corporation, Post Production Playground, and Schulberg Productions, Road Movies Vierte Produktionen ; with the support of Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH presents ; a film by Ann Hu ; screenplay by Huang Dan, Tang Louyi, Kate Raisz, Bob McAndrew, Ann Hu ; produced and directed by Ann Hu, (videorecording DVD)

Shadow magic, Sony Pictures Classics ; C & A Productions ; in association with Beijing Film Studio & China Film Co-Production Corp., Taiwan Central Motion Picture Corporation, Post Production Playground, and Schulberg Productions, Road Movies Vierte Produktionen ; with the support of Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH presents ; a film by Ann Hu ; screenplay by Huang Dan, Tang Louyi, Kate Raisz, Bob McAndrew, Ann Hu ; produced and directed by Ann Hu, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Shadow magic
Title
Shadow magic
Statement of responsibility
Sony Pictures Classics ; C & A Productions ; in association with Beijing Film Studio & China Film Co-Production Corp., Taiwan Central Motion Picture Corporation, Post Production Playground, and Schulberg Productions, Road Movies Vierte Produktionen ; with the support of Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH presents ; a film by Ann Hu ; screenplay by Huang Dan, Tang Louyi, Kate Raisz, Bob McAndrew, Ann Hu ; produced and directed by Ann Hu
Title variation
Xi yang jing
Contributor
Actor
Composer
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Production company
Screenwriter
Sponsor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • chi
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • chi
  • eng
  • chi
Summary
In Peking in 1902, an Englishman named Wallace (Jared Harris) arrives with a hand-cranked projector and a box of silent movies. Eventually, he overcomes tradition to build an audience for the new art form, films the people of China, and even shows his magic to the Empress. Most importantly, he makes a local disciple, the ambitious young technophile photographer Liu Jinglun (Xia Yu), who becomes entranced by the new invention. Liu's initial fascination with the mechanics of moving pictures quickly develops into a visionary understanding of cinema's metaphysical and political potential
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Nancy Schreiber ; editors, Keith Reamer, John Gilroy ; production designer, Wang Jixian ; costume designer, Huang Baorong ; music, Zhang Lida
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Rated PG for brief mild language
Language note
In Mandarin and English, with optional subtitles in English or French; closed-captioned in English
LC call number
PN1995.9.C47
LC item number
S53 2001
PerformerNote
Jared Harris (Raymond), Xia Yu (Liu Jing lun), Liu Peiqi (Master Ren), Lu Liping (Madame Ren), Li Yusheng (Lord Tan), Fang Qingzhuo (Widow Jiang), Xing Yufei (Tan Ziaoling)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1961-
  • 1959-
  • 1978-
  • 1958-
  • 1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hu, Ann
  • Huang, Dan
  • Tang, Louyi
  • Raisz, Kate
  • McAndrew, Bob
  • Zhang, Lida
  • Harris, Jared
  • Schreiber, Nancy
  • Reamer, Keith
  • Gilroy, John
  • Xia, Yu
  • Liu, Peiqi
  • Lü, Liping
  • C & A Productions (Firm)
  • Beijing dian ying zhi pian chang
  • Zhongguo dian ying he zuo zhi pian gong si
  • Zhong yang dian ying shi ye gu fen you xian gong si
  • Post Production Playground (Firm)
  • Schulburg Productions (Firm)
  • Road Movies Vierte Produktionen (Firm)
  • Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH
  • Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
  • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
115
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tan, Xinpei
  • Tan, Xinpei
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture industry
  • China
  • China
Technique
live action
Label
Shadow magic, Sony Pictures Classics ; C & A Productions ; in association with Beijing Film Studio & China Film Co-Production Corp., Taiwan Central Motion Picture Corporation, Post Production Playground, and Schulberg Productions, Road Movies Vierte Produktionen ; with the support of Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH presents ; a film by Ann Hu ; screenplay by Huang Dan, Tang Louyi, Kate Raisz, Bob McAndrew, Ann Hu ; produced and directed by Ann Hu, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a Chinese motion picture in 1999
  • Special features: Director commentary [optional audio track, in English]; filmographies [text feature]; theatrical trailers [selected Sony Pictures Classics]
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 115 min.)
Isbn
9780767863254
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396061545
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
06154
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 3256483
  • (OCoLC)47862245
  • (OCoLC)ocm47862245
  • 1172277
  • 3256483
System details
DVD, Region 1, Dolby Surround (2-channel), widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.85:1)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Shadow magic, Sony Pictures Classics ; C & A Productions ; in association with Beijing Film Studio & China Film Co-Production Corp., Taiwan Central Motion Picture Corporation, Post Production Playground, and Schulberg Productions, Road Movies Vierte Produktionen ; with the support of Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH presents ; a film by Ann Hu ; screenplay by Huang Dan, Tang Louyi, Kate Raisz, Bob McAndrew, Ann Hu ; produced and directed by Ann Hu, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a Chinese motion picture in 1999
  • Special features: Director commentary [optional audio track, in English]; filmographies [text feature]; theatrical trailers [selected Sony Pictures Classics]
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 115 min.)
Isbn
9780767863254
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396061545
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
06154
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 3256483
  • (OCoLC)47862245
  • (OCoLC)ocm47862245
  • 1172277
  • 3256483
System details
DVD, Region 1, Dolby Surround (2-channel), widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.85:1)
Video recording format
DVD

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