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The Resource Precious (Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire), Lee Daniels Entertainment in association with Smokewood Entertainment ; directed by Lee Daniels ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; produced by Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness ; executive producers, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Lisa Cortés, Tom Heller ; presented by Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; director of photography, Andrew Dunn, (videorecording)

Precious (Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire), Lee Daniels Entertainment in association with Smokewood Entertainment ; directed by Lee Daniels ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; produced by Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness ; executive producers, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Lisa Cortés, Tom Heller ; presented by Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; director of photography, Andrew Dunn, (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 ; directed by Lee Daniels ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; produced by Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness ; executive producers, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Lisa Cortés, Tom Heller ; presented by Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; director of photography, Andrew Dunn
Title variation
  • Push
  • Precious (base on nol by saf)
  • Precious
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Presenter
Producer
Production company
Production designer
Publisher
Screenwriter
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 Picture, Best actress (Mo'Nique), and best director ; Golden Globe Winner, Best supporting actress, Monique, Best Picture Drama, Best Actress Drama, Gabourey Sidibe ; Best Picture of 2009, Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Characteristic
videorecording
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Precious (Motion picture)
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Credits note
Co-executive producer, Simone Sheffield ; co-producer, Mark G. Mathis ; editor, Joe Klotz ; music by Mario Grigorov ; music supervisor, Lynn Fainchtein ; production designer, Roshelle Berliner ; costume designer, Marina Draghici
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
.P73 2010
PerformerNote
Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey Sidibe, Stephanie Andujar, Chyna Layne, Amina Robinson, Xosha Roquemore, Angelic Zambrana, Aunt Dot, Nealla Gordon, Grace Hightower, Barret Isaiah Mindell, Kimberly Russell, Bill Sage, Susan Taylor
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  • 1959-
  • 1970-
  • 1967-
  • 1950-
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  • Daniels, Lee
  • Fletcher, Geoffrey
  • Siegel-Magness, Sarah
  • Magness, Gary
  • Winfrey, Oprah
  • Perry, Tyler
  • Cortés, Lisa
  • Heller, Tom
  • Dunn, Andrew
  • Mo'Nique
  • Patton, Paula
  • Carey, Mariah
  • Shepherd, Sherri
  • Kravitz, Lenny
  • Sidibe, Gabourey
  • Mathis, Mark G.
  • Klotz, Joe
  • Grigorov, Mario
  • Berliner, Roshelle
  • Draghici, Marina
  • Sapphire
  • Lee Daniels Entertainment (Firm)
  • Smokewood Entertainment (Firm)
  • Lions Gate Films
Runtime
109
Study program name
Lone Star Library.
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  • Sapphire
  • African American teenage mothers
  • Overweight teenagers
  • Illiterate persons
  • Abused children
  • Rape victims
  • Incest
  • African American teenage girls
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Technique
live action
Label
Precious (Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire), Lee Daniels Entertainment in association with Smokewood Entertainment ; directed by Lee Daniels ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; produced by Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness ; executive producers, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Lisa Cortés, Tom Heller ; presented by Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; director of photography, Andrew Dunn, (videorecording)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based upon the book "Push", a novel by Sapphire
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
  • Opening credits mirror its main character's illiteracy by misspelling the title, which is given as "Precious (Base on Nol by Saf)" with the correction "(Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire)" underneath
  • 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; theatrical trailer
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
Contents
Someday -- Principal's office -- Each one teach one -- Big day tomorrow -- First day -- Still hungry -- You coming? -- Meet and greet -- Single step -- All look the same -- Eat it up -- Home life -- For the social worker -- Talk to somebody -- Higher learning -- Nurse John -- Dear Precious -- Can I hold him? -- Ruined my life -- Just a teacher -- Making progress -- Visitor -- Your story -- On her own
Control code
ocn496829833
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398119777
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
27239
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o496829833
  • (OCoLC)496829833
System details
DVD format; 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 ; directed by Lee Daniels ; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher ; produced by Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness ; executive producers, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Lisa Cortés, Tom Heller ; presented by Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ; director of photography, Andrew Dunn, (videorecording)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based upon the book "Push", a novel by Sapphire
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
  • Opening credits mirror its main character's illiteracy by misspelling the title, which is given as "Precious (Base on Nol by Saf)" with the correction "(Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire)" underneath
  • 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; theatrical trailer
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
Contents
Someday -- Principal's office -- Each one teach one -- Big day tomorrow -- First day -- Still hungry -- You coming? -- Meet and greet -- Single step -- All look the same -- Eat it up -- Home life -- For the social worker -- Talk to somebody -- Higher learning -- Nurse John -- Dear Precious -- Can I hold him? -- Ruined my life -- Just a teacher -- Making progress -- Visitor -- Your story -- On her own
Control code
ocn496829833
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398119777
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
27239
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o496829833
  • (OCoLC)496829833
System details
DVD format; 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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