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The Resource Precious, Lee Daniels Entertainment in association with Smokewood Entertainment ; directed by Lee Daniels ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; produced by Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness ; executive producers, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Lisa Cortés, Tom Heller ; presented by Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; director of photography, Andrew Dunn

Precious, Lee Daniels Entertainment in association with Smokewood Entertainment ; directed by Lee Daniels ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; produced by Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness ; executive producers, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Lisa Cortés, Tom Heller ; presented by Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; director of photography, Andrew Dunn

Label
Precious
Title
Precious
Statement of responsibility
Lee Daniels Entertainment in association with Smokewood Entertainment ; directed by Lee Daniels ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; produced by Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness ; executive producers, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Lisa Cortés, Tom Heller ; presented by Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; director of photography, Andrew Dunn
Contributor
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 (Geoffrey Fletcher)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Co-executive producer, Simone Sheffield ; co-producer, Mark G. Mathis ; editor, Joe Klotz ; music by Mario Grigorov ; music supervisor, Lynn Fainchtein ; production designer, Roshelle Berliner ; costume designer, Marina Draghici
Language note
English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles
PerformerNote
Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey Sidibe, Stephanie Andujar, Chyna Layne, Amina Robinson, Xosha Roquemore, Angelic Zambrana, Aunt Dot, Nealla Gordon, Grace Hightower, Barret Isaiah Mindell, Kimberly Russell, Bill Sage, Susan Taylor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1959-
  • 1970-
  • 1967-
  • 1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Daniels, Lee
  • Fletcher, Geoffrey
  • Siegel-Magness, Sarah
  • Magness, Gary
  • Winfrey, Oprah
  • Perry, Tyler
  • Cortés, Lisa
  • Heller, Tom
  • Mo'Nique
  • Patton, Paula
  • Carey, Mariah
  • Shepherd, Sherri
  • Kravitz, Lenny
  • Sidibe, Gabourey
  • Mathis, Mark G
  • Grigorov, Mario
  • Sapphire
  • Lee Daniels Entertainment (Firm)
  • Smokewood Entertainment (Firm)
  • Lions Gate Films (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Runtime
109
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American teenage mothers
  • Overweight teenagers
  • Illiterate persons
  • Abused children
  • Rape victims
  • Incest
  • African American teenage girls
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Technique
live action
Label
Precious, Lee Daniels Entertainment in association with Smokewood Entertainment ; directed by Lee Daniels ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; produced by Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness ; executive producers, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Lisa Cortés, Tom Heller ; presented by Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; director of photography, Andrew Dunn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based upon the book "Push", a novel by Sapphire
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
  • Opening credits also appear with deliberate misspellings
  • Closed-captioned
  • 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; theatrical trailer
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
Control code
496829833
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
  • No public performance rights purchased ; home, library, or classroom use only
  • Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
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 details
DVD format; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Terms governing use
  • No public performance rights purchased ; home, library, or classroom use only
  • Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Precious, Lee Daniels Entertainment in association with Smokewood Entertainment ; directed by Lee Daniels ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; produced by Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness ; executive producers, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Lisa Cortés, Tom Heller ; presented by Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; director of photography, Andrew Dunn
Publication
Note
  • Based upon the book "Push", a novel by Sapphire
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
  • Opening credits also appear with deliberate misspellings
  • Closed-captioned
  • 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; theatrical trailer
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
Control code
496829833
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
  • No public performance rights purchased ; home, library, or classroom use only
  • Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
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 details
DVD format; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Terms governing use
  • No public performance rights purchased ; home, library, or classroom use only
  • Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Video recording format
DVD

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