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Center stage, director, Stanley Kwan, (videorecording)

Label
Center stage
Title
Center stage
Statement of responsibility
director, Stanley Kwan
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
  • chi
  • eng
  • chi
  • chi
Summary
International superstar Maggie Cheung embodies tragic screen siren Ruan Lingyu, known as the "Greta Garbo of China," in this unconventional biopic by Hong Kong New Wave master Stanley Kwan. Praised for her moving and emotive onscreen presence, Ruan's private life, which was frequent fodder for the vicious Shanghai tabloids, began to mirror the melodramas which brought her fame, culminating in her suicide at age 24. Kawan and Cheung paint a kaleidoscopic yet intimate portrait of the ill-fated actress, deftly blending lush period drama, archival footage, and metatextual documentary sequences of Cheung reflecting on Ruan2s legacy. The result is, much like the films of Ruan Lingyu themselves, "tender, vivid and almost overwhelmingly moving" (Time Out)
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
Language note
Cantonese dialogue; English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.C46 2021
PerformerNote
Maggie Cheung
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kwan, Stanley
  • Zhang, Manyu
  • Film Movement (Firm)
Runtime
154
Series statement
Film Movement Classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Murder
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Technique
live action
Label
Center stage, director, Stanley Kwan, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from sell sheet
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1992
  • Wide screen
  • Special features: Stanley Kwan introduction, Stanley Kwan interview; Hong Kong cinema expert Paul Fornoroff interview; booklet with essay by Aliza Ma
Bar code
  • 31223144487874
  • 31223144487858
  • 31223144487882
  • 31223144487890
  • 31223144487866
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (154 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
850021115289
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1249956528
System details
Blu-ray, wide screen; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Center stage, director, Stanley Kwan, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from sell sheet
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1992
  • Wide screen
  • Special features: Stanley Kwan introduction, Stanley Kwan interview; Hong Kong cinema expert Paul Fornoroff interview; booklet with essay by Aliza Ma
Bar code
  • 31223144487874
  • 31223144487858
  • 31223144487882
  • 31223144487890
  • 31223144487866
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (154 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
850021115289
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1249956528
System details
Blu-ray, wide screen; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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