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The Resource The last emperor, Yanco Films and Tao Films ; Jeremy Thomas presents a film by Bernardo Bertolucci ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; screenplay by Mark Peploe with Bernardo Bertolucci ; directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, (videorecording Blu-ray)

The last emperor, Yanco Films and Tao Films ; Jeremy Thomas presents a film by Bernardo Bertolucci ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; screenplay by Mark Peploe with Bernardo Bertolucci ; directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, (videorecording Blu-ray)

Label
The last emperor
Title
The last emperor
Statement of responsibility
Yanco Films and Tao Films ; Jeremy Thomas presents a film by Bernardo Bertolucci ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; screenplay by Mark Peploe with Bernardo Bertolucci ; directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Cinematographer
Costume designer
Director
Editor
Musician
Producer
Set designer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A dramatic history of Aisin-Gioro "Henry" Pu Yi, who at the age of three became the last of the Emperors of China. Chronicles his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, as the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; and his exploitation by the invading Japanese as the ruler of Manchukuo from 1932 to 1945. He returned to public life in 1959, just another peasant worker in the People's Republic, and died as a gardener at the Botanical Gardens of Peking
Member of
Awards note
Academy Awards, 1988,: Oscar - Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Ferdinando Scarfiotti, Bruno Cesari, Osvaldo Desideri) ; Best Cinematography (Vittorio Storaro) ; Best Costume Design (James Acheson) ; Best Director (Bernardo Bertolucci) ; Best Music, Original Score (Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su) ; Best Picture (Jeremy Thomas) ; Best Writing, Screenplay based on material from another medium (Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci)
Cataloging source
IHY
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Last emperor (Motion picture)
  • Criterion collection
Credits note
Photography, Vittorio Storaro ; editor, Gabriella Cristiani ; music, Ryūichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su ; costume designer, James Acheson ; production designer, Ferdinando Scarfiotti
Language note
English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
PerformerNote
John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ying Ruocheng, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun, Wu Jun Mei, Maggie Han, Ric Young, Jade Go, Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ryuichi Sakamoto
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1952-
  • 1961-
  • 1932-2013
  • 1952-
  • 1966-
  • 1959-
  • 1940-
  • 1952-
  • 1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Thomas, Jeremy
  • Peploe, Mark
  • Bertolucci, Bernardo
  • Lone, John
  • Chen, Joan
  • O'Toole, Peter
  • Ying, Ruocheng
  • Wong, Victor
  • Dun, Dennis
  • Sakamoto, Ryūichi
  • Wu, Vivian
  • Han, Maggie
  • Young, Ric
  • Tagawa, Cary-Hiroyuki
  • Storaro, Vittorio
  • Cristiani, Gabriella
  • Byrne, David
  • Su, Cong
  • Acheson, James
  • Scarfiotti, Ferdinando
Runtime
165
Series statement
Criterion collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Puyi
  • Nationalists
  • Communists
  • Political prisoners
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • China
  • China
  • China
Technique
live action
Label
The last emperor, Yanco Films and Tao Films ; Jeremy Thomas presents a film by Bernardo Bertolucci ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; screenplay by Mark Peploe with Bernardo Bertolucci ; directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, (videorecording Blu-ray)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD player
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1987
  • Special features: Audio commentary featuring director Bernardo Bertolucci, producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Mark Peploe, and composer-actor Ryūichi Sakamoto; The Italian Traveler, Bernardo Bertolucci, a 53-minute film by Fernand Moszkowicz tracing the director's geographic influences, from Parma to China; video images taken by Bertolucci while on preproduction in China; The Chinese Adventure of Bernardo Bertolucci, a 51-minute film by Paolo Brunato revisiting the creation of the film; a 45-minute documentary featuring Storaro, editor Gabriella Cristiani, costume designer James Acheson and art director Gianni Silvestri; a 66-minute documentary exploring Bertolucci's creative process and the making of the Last Emperor; a 30-minute BBC interview with Bertolucci from 1989; an interview from 2008 with composer David Byrne; a 2008 interview with cultural historian Ian Buruma examining the period of the film; theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director-approved Blu-ray special ed..
Extent
1 videodisc (165 min.)
Isbn
9781604650952
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515033725
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1779BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn298344043
  • (OCoLC)298344043
System details
Blu-ray ; region A ; DTS-HD Master Audio stereo ; 2.00:1 aspect ratio ; high-definition
Terms governing use
This disc is copy protected.
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
The last emperor, Yanco Films and Tao Films ; Jeremy Thomas presents a film by Bernardo Bertolucci ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; screenplay by Mark Peploe with Bernardo Bertolucci ; directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, (videorecording Blu-ray)
Publication
Note
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD player
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1987
  • Special features: Audio commentary featuring director Bernardo Bertolucci, producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Mark Peploe, and composer-actor Ryūichi Sakamoto; The Italian Traveler, Bernardo Bertolucci, a 53-minute film by Fernand Moszkowicz tracing the director's geographic influences, from Parma to China; video images taken by Bertolucci while on preproduction in China; The Chinese Adventure of Bernardo Bertolucci, a 51-minute film by Paolo Brunato revisiting the creation of the film; a 45-minute documentary featuring Storaro, editor Gabriella Cristiani, costume designer James Acheson and art director Gianni Silvestri; a 66-minute documentary exploring Bertolucci's creative process and the making of the Last Emperor; a 30-minute BBC interview with Bertolucci from 1989; an interview from 2008 with composer David Byrne; a 2008 interview with cultural historian Ian Buruma examining the period of the film; theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director-approved Blu-ray special ed..
Extent
1 videodisc (165 min.)
Isbn
9781604650952
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515033725
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1779BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn298344043
  • (OCoLC)298344043
System details
Blu-ray ; region A ; DTS-HD Master Audio stereo ; 2.00:1 aspect ratio ; high-definition
Terms governing use
This disc is copy protected.
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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