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The Resource The last emperor, Jeremy Thomas presents ; a film by Bernardo Bertolucci ; 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 ; a film by Bernardo Bertolucci ; 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 ; a film by Bernardo Bertolucci ; 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
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Producer
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: Best Sound: Bill Rowe, Ivan Sharrock; Art Direction-Set Decoration: Ferdinando Scarfiotti, Bruno Cesari, Osvaldo Desideri; Costume Design: James Acheson; Music, Original Score: Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su; Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro; Film Editing: Gabriella Cristiani; Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci; Picture: Jeremy Thomas; Director: Bernardo Bertolucci (USA) and 1988 David di Donatello Awards for Best Production Design, Costume Design, Cinematography, Editing, Screenplay, Producer, Director, Film, and Best Supporting Actor (Migliore Attore non Protagonista): Peter O'Toole (Italy).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography by Vittorio Storaro ; editor, Gabriella Cristiani ; music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne and Cong Su; production designer, Ferdinando Scarfiotti ; costume designer, James Acheson
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In English, Chinese, and Japanese, with optional subtitles in English
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.L37 2008
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
Runtime
165
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
422
Technique
live action
Label
The last emperor, Jeremy Thomas presents ; a film by Bernardo Bertolucci ; 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
  • Originally produced as an international motion picture in 1987
  • Special features: Commentary [optional audio feature]; Trailer (3 min.); booklet features the essay "The Last Emperor: or the Manchurian Candidate" by David Thomson
Accompanying material
1 booklet (12 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
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
Contents
Manchuria, 1950 -- Peking, 1908 -- First coronation -- Young emperor -- Criminal -- Pu Chieh -- New republic -- Reginald Johnston -- First lesson -- Protests -- Grief -- Spectacles -- Two wives -- Strangers -- Confession -- Reforms -- Departures -- Life outside -- Secondary consort -- Tientsin, 1931 -- Manchuria, 1934 -- Second coronation -- New quarters -- Manchuria, 1935 -- Puppet -- Russians -- Freedom -- Peking, 1967 -- Citizen -- Color bars
Control code
ocn261599898
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (165 min.)
Governing access note
Educational and home use only
Isbn
9781604651065
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515034425
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1783D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)261599898
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital surround sound; widescreen presentation, director approved aspect ratio 2.00:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions; restored, high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The last emperor, Jeremy Thomas presents ; a film by Bernardo Bertolucci ; 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
  • Originally produced as an international motion picture in 1987
  • Special features: Commentary [optional audio feature]; Trailer (3 min.); booklet features the essay "The Last Emperor: or the Manchurian Candidate" by David Thomson
Accompanying material
1 booklet (12 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
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
Contents
Manchuria, 1950 -- Peking, 1908 -- First coronation -- Young emperor -- Criminal -- Pu Chieh -- New republic -- Reginald Johnston -- First lesson -- Protests -- Grief -- Spectacles -- Two wives -- Strangers -- Confession -- Reforms -- Departures -- Life outside -- Secondary consort -- Tientsin, 1931 -- Manchuria, 1934 -- Second coronation -- New quarters -- Manchuria, 1935 -- Puppet -- Russians -- Freedom -- Peking, 1967 -- Citizen -- Color bars
Control code
ocn261599898
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (165 min.)
Governing access note
Educational and home use only
Isbn
9781604651065
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515034425
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1783D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)261599898
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital surround sound; widescreen presentation, director approved aspect ratio 2.00:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions; restored, high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD

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