The Resource Precious, Lionsgate in association with 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, (DVD videorecording)

Precious, Lionsgate in association with 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, (DVD videorecording)

Label
Precious
Title
Precious
Statement of responsibility
Lionsgate in association with 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
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, 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
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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
MPAA rating: R; for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language
Language note
English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.P74 2010
PerformerNote
Mo'nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, Sherri Shepherd
Runtime
109
Technique
live action
Precious, Lionsgate in association with 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, (DVD videorecording)
Label
Precious, Lionsgate in association with 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, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
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
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Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
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Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398119777
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
27239
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) o496829833
System details
DVD, 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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