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Center stage., Leonard Ho and Jackie Chan present ; directed by Stanley Kwan ; produced by Willie Chan, Tsui Siu Ming ; screenplay by Yau Dai An Ping

Label
Center stage.
Title
Center stage.
Statement of responsibility
Leonard Ho and Jackie Chan present ; directed by Stanley Kwan ; produced by Willie Chan, Tsui Siu Ming ; screenplay by Yau Dai An Ping
Title variation
  • Center Stage
  • Ruan Lingyu
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 Ruan's 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
Credits note
Editors, Cheung Yiu Chung, Cheung Ka Fai ; director of photography, Poon Hang Seng ; music, Siu Chung
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
Language note
Cantonese and Mandarin dialogue; optional English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.C46 2021
PerformerNote
Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Chin Hang, Carina Lau, Lawrence Ng, Cecilia Yip, Waise Lee
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1957-
  • 1946-
  • 1964-
  • 1952-
  • 1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kwan, Stanley
  • Zhang, Manyu
  • Liang, Jiahui
  • Qin, Han
  • Liu, Jialing
  • Wu, Weiguo
  • Ye, Tong
  • Lee, Waise
  • 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., Leonard Ho and Jackie Chan present ; directed by Stanley Kwan ; produced by Willie Chan, Tsui Siu Ming ; screenplay by Yau Dai An Ping
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from sell sheet
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1991 in Taiwan with title: Ruan Lingyu
  • "New 4K restoration"--Container
  • Wide screen
  • Special features: Stanley Kwan introduction, Stanley Kwan interview; Hong Kong cinema expert Paul Fornoroff interview; booklet with essay by Aliza Ma
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1249956514
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD ; Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (154 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
850021115296
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1249956514
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Center stage., Leonard Ho and Jackie Chan present ; directed by Stanley Kwan ; produced by Willie Chan, Tsui Siu Ming ; screenplay by Yau Dai An Ping
Publication
Note
  • Title from sell sheet
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1991 in Taiwan with title: Ruan Lingyu
  • "New 4K restoration"--Container
  • Wide screen
  • Special features: Stanley Kwan introduction, Stanley Kwan interview; Hong Kong cinema expert Paul Fornoroff interview; booklet with essay by Aliza Ma
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1249956514
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD ; Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (154 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
850021115296
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1249956514
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; mono
Video recording format
DVD

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