Precious (Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire)

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Daniels, Lee, 1959- film producer,
Fletcher, Geoffrey, 1970- screenwriter.
Siegel-Magness, Sarah, film producer.
Magness, Gary, film producer.
Winfrey, Oprah, film producer.
Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate Films Inc. :, [2010].
9786313478101, 631347810X, 9780010708653, 0010708650, 9783139811976, 3139811977
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Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate Films Inc. :, [2010].
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1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
9786313478101, 631347810X, 9780010708653, 0010708650, 9783139811976, 3139811977
031398119777, 031398119791


General Note
Based upon the book "Push", a novel by Sapphire.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
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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.
General Note
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; "Fluorescent Beige" featurette.
Creation/Production Credits
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.
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.
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.
System Details
DVD format; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
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
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Daniels, L., Fletcher, G., Siegel-Magness, S., Magness, G., Winfrey, O., Perry, T., Cortés, L., Heller, T., Dunn, A., Monique, 1., Patton, P., Carey, M., Shepherd, S., Kravitz, L., Sidibe, G., Mathis, M. G., Klotz, J., Grigorov, M., Berliner, R., Draghici, M., & Sapphire. (2010). Precious (Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire) (Widescreen.). Lionsgate Films Inc. :.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lee Daniels et al.. 2010. Precious (Based On the Novel 'Push' By Sapphire). Santa Monica, California: Lionsgate Films Inc..

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lee Daniels et al.. Precious (Based On the Novel 'Push' By Sapphire) Santa Monica, California: Lionsgate Films Inc., 2010.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Daniels, Lee, et al. Precious (Based On the Novel 'Push' By Sapphire) Widescreen., Lionsgate Films Inc. :, 2010.

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