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The Resource Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire), Lee Daniels Entertainment ; in association with Smokewood Entertainment Group, (DVD)

Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire), Lee Daniels Entertainment ; in association with Smokewood Entertainment Group, (DVD)

Label
Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire)
Title
Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire)
Statement of responsibility
Lee Daniels Entertainment ; in association with Smokewood Entertainment Group
Title variation
  • Precious
  • Push
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. She has been raped and impregnated twice by her father, Carl. She suffers constant physical, mental and sexual abuse from her unemployed mother, Mary. After getting pregnant for the second time, Precious is suspended from her school. Her principal arranges to have her attend an alternative school where her new teacher, Ms. Rain, helps Precious learn to read and she responds to this glimmer of hope. Precious also meets Mrs. Weiss, a social worker, who discovers the abuse and incest that Precious has had to endure. Her father dies of AIDS and Precious learns that she is now HIV-positive
Awards note
Academy Awards, 2009: Best supporting actress (Mo'Nique), best writing, screenplay based on material previously produced or published.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Precious (Motion picture)
Credits note
Produced by Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; directed by Lee Daniels ; director of photography, Andrew Dunn ; editor, Joe Klotz ; music, Mario Grigorov ; costume designer, Marina Draghici ; production designer, Roshelle Berliner
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
  • English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned
  • MPAA rating: R ; for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.P74 2010
PerformerNote
Mo'nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, Sherri Shepherd
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1959-
  • 1970-
  • 1967-
  • 1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Daniels, Lee
  • Magness, Gary,
  • Siegel-Magness, Sarah,
  • Fletcher, Geoffrey
  • Mo'Nique
  • Sidibe, Gabourey
  • Patton, Paula,
  • Carey, Mariah,
  • Kravitz, Lenny,
  • Shepherd, Sherri
  • Sapphire
  • Lee Daniels Entertainment (Firm)
  • Smokewood Entertainment (Firm)
  • Lionsgate (Firm)
Runtime
109
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sapphire
  • African American teenage mothers
  • Overweight teenagers
  • Illiterate persons
  • Abused children
  • Rape victims
  • Incest
  • African American teenage girls
  • Adolescentes como madres de familia
  • Niños maltratados
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Technique
live action
Label
Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire), Lee Daniels Entertainment ; in association with Smokewood Entertainment Group, (DVD)
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/movies/m100073256
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
  • Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire
  • "Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry present" -- Container
  • Opening credits also appear with deliberate misspellings
  • Special features: Audio commentary with director Lee Daniels ; "From Push to Precious" featurette ; "A Precious ensemble" featurette ; "Oprah and Tyler: a project of passion" featurette ; a conversation with Author Sapphire and director Lee Daniels ; deleted scene: the incest survivor meeting ; audition: Gabourey Sidibe ; "Reflections on Precious" featurette
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (109 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398119777
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
27239
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn496829833
  • (OCoLC)496829833
  • 1204726
System details
NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire), Lee Daniels Entertainment ; in association with Smokewood Entertainment Group, (DVD)
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/movies/m100073256
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
  • Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire
  • "Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry present" -- Container
  • Opening credits also appear with deliberate misspellings
  • Special features: Audio commentary with director Lee Daniels ; "From Push to Precious" featurette ; "A Precious ensemble" featurette ; "Oprah and Tyler: a project of passion" featurette ; a conversation with Author Sapphire and director Lee Daniels ; deleted scene: the incest survivor meeting ; audition: Gabourey Sidibe ; "Reflections on Precious" featurette
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (109 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398119777
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
27239
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn496829833
  • (OCoLC)496829833
  • 1204726
System details
NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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