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The Resource The last emperor, Jeremy Thomas presents ; screenplay by Mark Peploe with Bernardo Bertolucci ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Bernardo Bertolucci ; made by Yanco Films Limited and Tao Film SRL ; in association with Recorded Picture Company (Productions) Limited, Screenframe Limited, AAA Soprofilms, (videorecording)

The last emperor, Jeremy Thomas presents ; screenplay by Mark Peploe with Bernardo Bertolucci ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Bernardo Bertolucci ; made by Yanco Films Limited and Tao Film SRL ; in association with Recorded Picture Company (Productions) Limited, Screenframe Limited, AAA Soprofilms, (videorecording)

Label
The last emperor
Title
The last emperor
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Thomas presents ; screenplay by Mark Peploe with Bernardo Bertolucci ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Bernardo Bertolucci ; made by Yanco Films Limited and Tao Film SRL ; in association with Recorded Picture Company (Productions) Limited, Screenframe Limited, AAA Soprofilms
Title variation
Bernardo Bertolucci's The last emperor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The life of [Chinese] Emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne at age three, in 1908, before witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval within and without the walls of the Forbidden City"--Container
Related
Member of
Awards note
Academy Awards, USA, 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 Film Editing (Gabriella Cristiani) ; Best Music, Original Score (Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su) ; Best Picture (Jeremy Thomas) ; Best Sound (Bill Rowe, Ivan Sharrock) ; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci)
Cataloging source
JBL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography by Vittorio Storaro ; editor, Gabriella Cristiani ; music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne and Cong Su ; costume designer, James Acheson ; production designer, Ferdinando Scarfiotti
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
  • Predominantly in English. Some dialogue in Chinese or Japanese, with English subtitles
  • Subtitled in English for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
LC call number
PN1997 .L3784 2008
PerformerNote
John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ying Ruocheng, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun, Ryuichi Sakamoto
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1952-
  • 1961-
  • 1932-2013
  • 1952-
  • 1940-
  • 1952-
  • 1957-
  • 1941-
  • 1956-
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
  • Storaro, Vittorio
  • Cristiani, Gabriella
  • Byrne, David
  • Su, Cong
  • Buruma, Ian
  • Thomson, David
  • Scarfiotti, Ferdinando
  • Gerard, Fabien S.
  • Yanco Films
  • Tao Film SRL (Firm)
  • Recorded Picture Company
  • Screenframe Limited (Firm)
  • AAA Soprofilms (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
703
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
422
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Puyi
  • China
  • China
  • China
Technique
live action
Label
The last emperor, Jeremy Thomas presents ; screenplay by Mark Peploe with Bernardo Bertolucci ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Bernardo Bertolucci ; made by Yanco Films Limited and Tao Film SRL ; in association with Recorded Picture Company (Productions) Limited, Screenframe Limited, AAA Soprofilms, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Enhanced for 16:9 televisions"--Disc labels
  • Special features (Disc 1): optional audio commentary by Bertolucci, Thomas, Peploe & Sakamoto; theatrical trailer; color bars
  • Special features (Disc 3): "Bernardo Bertolucci : le voyageur Italien" = "Bernardo Bertolucci : the Italian traveler" documentary (1992?, 53 min., in Italian with English subtitles); "Videocartolina dalla China" = "Postcards from China" featurette (1985?, 8 min., with optional audio commentary by Bertolucci in English); "Bernardo Bertolucci's Chinese adventure" documentary (1986, 51 min., in Italian with English subtitles); "Making 'The last emperor'" documentary (2008, 45 min., in English)
  • Special features (Disc 4): "The South Bank show : The making of 'The last emperor'" BBC documentary television program (1988, 66 min., in English); "David Byrne on 'The last emperor'" interview (2007, 25 min., in English); "Beyond the Forbidden City : Ian Buruma on China's tumultuous past" documentary (2008, 45 min., in English); "Face to face : Jeremy Issacs talks to Bernardo Bertolucci" interview (1989, 30 min., in English)
  • Booklet includes an essay by David Thomson ("'The last emperor', or the Manchurian candidate"), a reminiscence by Bertolucci ("Billions of emperors"), an interview with Scarfiotti (conducted in 1992 by Vincent LoBrutto), an interview with Ying Ruocheng (conducted in 1987 by Ulrike Koch), and production diary extracts ("Days of the dragon" by Fabien S. Gerard, as translated by Emiliano Battista)
Accompanying material
1 booklet (90 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Disc 1: The theatrical version (1987, 162 min.) -- Disc 2. The television version (1987, 218 min.) -- Disc 3. Supplements, pt. 1 (compiled in 2008, 157 min.) -- Disc 4. Supplements, pt. 2 (compiled in 2008, 166 min.)
Control code
ocn196527067
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director-approved special ed.; widescreen format 2.00:1.
Extent
4 videodiscs (703 min.)
Isbn
9781604650143
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515027922
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 422
  • CC1739D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1034872
  • (OCoLC)196527067
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The last emperor, Jeremy Thomas presents ; screenplay by Mark Peploe with Bernardo Bertolucci ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Bernardo Bertolucci ; made by Yanco Films Limited and Tao Film SRL ; in association with Recorded Picture Company (Productions) Limited, Screenframe Limited, AAA Soprofilms, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • "Enhanced for 16:9 televisions"--Disc labels
  • Special features (Disc 1): optional audio commentary by Bertolucci, Thomas, Peploe & Sakamoto; theatrical trailer; color bars
  • Special features (Disc 3): "Bernardo Bertolucci : le voyageur Italien" = "Bernardo Bertolucci : the Italian traveler" documentary (1992?, 53 min., in Italian with English subtitles); "Videocartolina dalla China" = "Postcards from China" featurette (1985?, 8 min., with optional audio commentary by Bertolucci in English); "Bernardo Bertolucci's Chinese adventure" documentary (1986, 51 min., in Italian with English subtitles); "Making 'The last emperor'" documentary (2008, 45 min., in English)
  • Special features (Disc 4): "The South Bank show : The making of 'The last emperor'" BBC documentary television program (1988, 66 min., in English); "David Byrne on 'The last emperor'" interview (2007, 25 min., in English); "Beyond the Forbidden City : Ian Buruma on China's tumultuous past" documentary (2008, 45 min., in English); "Face to face : Jeremy Issacs talks to Bernardo Bertolucci" interview (1989, 30 min., in English)
  • Booklet includes an essay by David Thomson ("'The last emperor', or the Manchurian candidate"), a reminiscence by Bertolucci ("Billions of emperors"), an interview with Scarfiotti (conducted in 1992 by Vincent LoBrutto), an interview with Ying Ruocheng (conducted in 1987 by Ulrike Koch), and production diary extracts ("Days of the dragon" by Fabien S. Gerard, as translated by Emiliano Battista)
Accompanying material
1 booklet (90 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Disc 1: The theatrical version (1987, 162 min.) -- Disc 2. The television version (1987, 218 min.) -- Disc 3. Supplements, pt. 1 (compiled in 2008, 157 min.) -- Disc 4. Supplements, pt. 2 (compiled in 2008, 166 min.)
Control code
ocn196527067
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director-approved special ed.; widescreen format 2.00:1.
Extent
4 videodiscs (703 min.)
Isbn
9781604650143
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515027922
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 422
  • CC1739D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1034872
  • (OCoLC)196527067
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital surround
Video recording format
DVD

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