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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

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

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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
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
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Allen Daviau ; music, John Williams ; editor, Michael Kahn
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
PerformerNote
John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Christian Bale
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1946-
  • 1954-
  • 1949-
  • 1974-
  • 1932-
  • 1930-2009
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Spielberg, Steven
  • Kennedy, Kathleen
  • Marshall, Frank
  • Stoppard, Tom
  • Malkovich, John
  • Richardson, Miranda
  • Havers, Nigel
  • Bale, Christian
  • 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
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
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Widescreen version
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1987
  • Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard
  • Special features included on side A: behind-the-scenes documentary "A China odyssey : Empire of the sun, a film by Steven Spielberg" (English language soundtrack with optional subtitles in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Thai) ; cast and crew biographies ; theatrical trailer ; awards ; scene selections
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
Control code
424140
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (153 min.)
Isbn
9780790761657
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391175322
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
11753
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780790761657
System details
DVD
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
Empire of the sun, Warner Bros. Pictures ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Tom Stoppard ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Widescreen version
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1987
  • Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard
  • Special features included on side A: behind-the-scenes documentary "A China odyssey : Empire of the sun, a film by Steven Spielberg" (English language soundtrack with optional subtitles in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Thai) ; cast and crew biographies ; theatrical trailer ; awards ; scene selections
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
Control code
424140
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (153 min.)
Isbn
9780790761657
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391175322
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
11753
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780790761657
System details
DVD
Video recording format
laserdisc

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