The Resource Precious : based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire, presented by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; Lee Daniels Entertainment ; Smokewood Entertainment Group ; produced by Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; directed by Lee Daniels, (videorecording)

Precious : based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire, presented by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; Lee Daniels Entertainment ; Smokewood Entertainment Group ; produced by Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; directed by Lee Daniels, (videorecording)

Label
Precious : based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire
Title
Precious
Title remainder
based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire
Statement of responsibility
presented by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; Lee Daniels Entertainment ; Smokewood Entertainment Group ; produced by Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; directed by Lee Daniels
Title variation
Precious
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • 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, and 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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Andrew Dunn ; editor, Joe Klotz ; music, Mario Grigorov
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
Language note
  • Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
  • Audio tracks in English and French and subtitled in English
PerformerNote
Mo'nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, Sherri Shepherd
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1967-
  • 1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sidibe, Gabourey
  • Carey, Mariah
  • Patton, Paula
  • Kravitz, Lenny
  • Winfrey, Oprah
  • Perry, Tyler
  • Daniels, Lee
  • Magness, Gary
  • Siegel-Magness, Sarah
  • Fletcher, Geoffrey
  • Mo'Nique
  • Shepherd, Sherri
  • Grigorov, Mario
  • Sapphire
  • Lee Daniels Entertainment (Firm),
  • Smokewood Entertainment Group (Firm)
  • Lionsgate (Firm)
  • Maple Pictures
Runtime
109
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sapphire
  • African American teenage mothers
  • Overweight teenagers
  • Illiterate persons
  • Abused children
  • Rape victims
  • Incest
  • Feature films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Precious : based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire, presented by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; Lee Daniels Entertainment ; Smokewood Entertainment Group ; produced by Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; directed by Lee Daniels, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
  • 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; "Fluorescent Beige" 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 inches
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 109 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
057373209516
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
20951
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00095383
  • 817956
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby digital 2.0 stereo
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Precious : based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire, presented by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; Lee Daniels Entertainment ; Smokewood Entertainment Group ; produced by Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; directed by Lee Daniels, (videorecording)
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
  • 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; "Fluorescent Beige" 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 inches
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 109 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
057373209516
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
20951
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00095383
  • 817956
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby digital 2.0 stereo
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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