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The Resource The namesake, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Entertainment Farm, UTV Motion Pictures present ; a Mirabai Films & Cine Mosaic production ; produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Mira Nair ; screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala ; directed by Mira Nair, (videorecording)

The namesake, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Entertainment Farm, UTV Motion Pictures present ; a Mirabai Films & Cine Mosaic production ; produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Mira Nair ; screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala ; directed by Mira Nair, (videorecording)

Label
The namesake
Title
The namesake
Statement of responsibility
Fox Searchlight Pictures, Entertainment Farm, UTV Motion Pictures present ; a Mirabai Films & Cine Mosaic production ; produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Mira Nair ; screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala ; directed by Mira Nair
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • The son of Indian immigrants born in America wants to fit in with fellow New Yorkers, but his family is unwilling to let go of their traditional ways
  • The American-born son of Indian immigrants feels pulled between his ethnic heritage and his desire to assimilate, especially after becoming involved with two very different women
Cataloging source
GP4
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Frederick Elmes ; editor, Allyson C. Johnson ; music by Nitin Sawhney
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13, for sexuality/nudity, a scene of drug use, some disturbing images and brief language
Language note
  • In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish
  • Closed-captioned
LC call number
PS3562.A316
LC item number
N36 2007
PerformerNote
Kal Penn, Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett, Zuleikha Robinson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1957-
  • 1977-
  • 1970 November 4-
  • 1962-
  • 1977-
  • 1959-
  • 1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pilcher, Lydia Dean
  • Nair, Mira
  • Taraporevala, Sooni
  • Penn, Kal
  • Tabu
  • Khan, Irrfan
  • Barrett, Jacinda
  • Robinson, Zuleikha
  • Elmes, Frederick
  • Johnson, Allyson C.
  • Sawhney, Nitin
  • Lahiri, Jhumpa
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Entertainment Farm (Firm)
  • UTV Motion Pictures (India)
  • Mirabai Films (Firm)
  • Cine Mosaic (Firm)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
122
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young men
  • Massachusetts
  • East Indian Americans
  • Children of immigrants
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich
Technique
live action
Label
The namesake, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Entertainment Farm, UTV Motion Pictures present ; a Mirabai Films & Cine Mosaic production ; produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Mira Nair ; screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala ; directed by Mira Nair, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel: The namesake / by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006
  • Special features (53 min.): optional audio commentary by Nair; 3 deleted scenes, with optional audio commentary by Nair (3 min. total); "The anatomy of 'The namesake'" a class taught by Nair at Columbia University's School of the Arts' Film Division (32 min.); "In character with Kal Penn" (4 min.); "Kolkata love poem" montage (4 min.); "Photography as inspiration" featurette (8 min.); theatrical trailer (2 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Special features: Widescreen version -- Audio commentary by director Mira Nair -- "The anatomy of The Namesake: A class at Columbia University's Graduate Film School" -- Fox Movie Channel presents "In Character" with Kal Penn -- "Kolkata love poem" featurette -- "Photography as inspiration" featurette -- Deleted scenes -- Language: English 5.1 Dolby surround ; Spanish Dolby surround -- Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Control code
ocn182540467
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen format 1.85:1.
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Lccn
2011602433
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543456087
  • 024543456131
  • 024543456155
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2245608
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 958382
System details
DVD, region 1: Dolby 5.1 surround in English, Dolby surround in Spanish
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The namesake, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Entertainment Farm, UTV Motion Pictures present ; a Mirabai Films & Cine Mosaic production ; produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Mira Nair ; screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala ; directed by Mira Nair, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel: The namesake / by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006
  • Special features (53 min.): optional audio commentary by Nair; 3 deleted scenes, with optional audio commentary by Nair (3 min. total); "The anatomy of 'The namesake'" a class taught by Nair at Columbia University's School of the Arts' Film Division (32 min.); "In character with Kal Penn" (4 min.); "Kolkata love poem" montage (4 min.); "Photography as inspiration" featurette (8 min.); theatrical trailer (2 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Special features: Widescreen version -- Audio commentary by director Mira Nair -- "The anatomy of The Namesake: A class at Columbia University's Graduate Film School" -- Fox Movie Channel presents "In Character" with Kal Penn -- "Kolkata love poem" featurette -- "Photography as inspiration" featurette -- Deleted scenes -- Language: English 5.1 Dolby surround ; Spanish Dolby surround -- Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Control code
ocn182540467
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen format 1.85:1.
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Lccn
2011602433
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543456087
  • 024543456131
  • 024543456155
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2245608
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 958382
System details
DVD, region 1: Dolby 5.1 surround in English, Dolby surround in Spanish
Video recording format
DVD

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