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The Resource Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire), Lee Daniels Entertainment ; in association with 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), Lee Daniels Entertainment ; in association with 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 (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire)
Statement of responsibility
Lee Daniels Entertainment ; in association with Smokewood Entertainment Group ; produced by Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; directed by Lee Daniels
Title variation
Precious
Contributor
Actor
Director
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
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language
Language note
English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.P74 2010
PerformerNote
Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sherri Shepherd
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1959-
  • 1967-
  • 1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Daniels, Lee
  • Sidibe, Gabourey
  • Mo'Nique
  • Patton, Paula
  • Carey, Mariah
  • Kravitz, Lenny
  • Shepherd, Sherri
  • Sapphire
Runtime
109
Technique
live action
Label
Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire), Lee Daniels Entertainment ; in association with Smokewood Entertainment Group ; produced by Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; directed by Lee Daniels, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Some copies may have different language options and/or special features.
Other control number
  • 031398119777
  • 057373209516
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 27239
  • 20951
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn496829833
  • (OCoLC)496829833
System details
DVD, 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 ; produced by Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; directed by Lee Daniels, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Some copies may have different language options and/or special features.
Other control number
  • 031398119777
  • 057373209516
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 27239
  • 20951
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn496829833
  • (OCoLC)496829833
System details
DVD, 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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