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VHS DS 796 S2 S63 (COL)


Empire of the sun

Main Title: Empire of the sun [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Tom Stoppard ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall.

Published/Created: Burbank, Calif.: Warner Home Video, 1987

Related Name: Spielberg, Steven.
Related Name: Kennedy, Kathleen.
Related Name: Marshall, Frank.
Related Name: Stoppard, Tom.
Related Name: Malkovich, John.
Related Name: Richardson, Miranda.
Related Name: Havers, Nigel.
Related Name: Ballard, J. G.

Description: 1 videocassette of 1 (VHS)(ca.154 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

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.

Cast: John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Christian Bale

Credits: Director of photography, Allen Daviau ; music, John Williams ; editor, Michael Kahn.

Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- China -- Shanghai -- Drama.
Subject: Boys -- China -- Shanghai -- Drama.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese -- Drama.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Children -- China -- Shanghai -- Drama.

Genre/Form: War films.
Genre/Form: Epics.
Genre/Form: Feature films.

Volume ID Number: 1106002959

Local Call No: VHS DS 796 S2 S63
videorecording VHS 154 min.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (ca. 154 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
©1987,  1987, Warner Bros. , Burbank, Calif.
Distributed by Warner Bros.
AV Material ID 1000005932
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