Coverart for item
The Resource The secret life of bees, Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; an Overbrook Entertainment/Donners' Company production, a Gina Prince-Bythewood film ; produced by Lauren Shuler Donner ... [et al.] ; written for the screen and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, (DVD videorecording)

The secret life of bees, Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; an Overbrook Entertainment/Donners' Company production, a Gina Prince-Bythewood film ; produced by Lauren Shuler Donner ... [et al.] ; written for the screen and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, (DVD videorecording)

Label
The secret life of bees
Title
The secret life of bees
Statement of responsibility
Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; an Overbrook Entertainment/Donners' Company production, a Gina Prince-Bythewood film ; produced by Lauren Shuler Donner ... [et al.] ; written for the screen and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Lily Owens is a young girl who lives on the peach farm that her abusive father owns. Rosaleen is a black woman hired by Lily's father to be a stand-in mother for Lily. When Rosaleen and Lily walk into town they are approached by some white men. Rosaleen insults these racists by standing up for her rights. The angry men give her a beating and she ends up in the hospital. Lily's father rescues Lily but not Rosaleen so Lily talks Rosaleen into running away. They end up in a town that Lily believes her mother once lived in. They go to live with the three Boatwright sisters on their honey farm, and there Lily finds solace in the mesmerizing world of beekeeping
Cataloging source
BKX
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Rogier Stoffers ; production designer, Warren Alan Young ; edited by Terilyn A. Shropshire ; costume designer, Sandra Hernandez ; music by Mark Isham
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic material and some violence
Language note
English or dubbed Spanish dialogue; English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo, Nate Parker, Paul Bettany
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1994-
  • 1981-
  • 1979-
  • 1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Latifah
  • Shuler-Donner, Lauren
  • Prince-Bythewood, Gina
  • Fanning, Dakota
  • Hudson, Jennifer
  • Keys, Alicia
  • Okonedo, Sophie
  • Parker, Nate
  • Bettany, Paul
  • Kidd, Sue Monk
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Overbrook Entertainment (Firm)
  • Donner's Company (Firm)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
110
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abused teenagers
  • Beekeepers
  • African American sisters
  • Feature films
  • Film adaptations
  • Films for the hearing impaired
  • United States
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The secret life of bees, Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; an Overbrook Entertainment/Donners' Company production, a Gina Prince-Bythewood film ; produced by Lauren Shuler Donner ... [et al.] ; written for the screen and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2008
  • Includes both theatrical version and director's extended cut
  • Special features: theatrical version; director's extended cut; 8 deleted scenes; "Adaptation: bringing The Secret Life of Bees to the big screen" featurette; "The women and men of The Secret Life of Bees" featurette; "Inside the pink house with Sue Monk Kidd" featurette; "Life on the set" featurette; "The world premiere" featurette; commentary with director/screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood, producer Lauren Shuler Donner & Joe Pichirallo, and actors Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifa; commentary with director/screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood and film editor Terilyn Shropshire
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (110 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543556329
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn300105781
  • (OCoLC)300105781
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital surround, dual layer, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The secret life of bees, Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; an Overbrook Entertainment/Donners' Company production, a Gina Prince-Bythewood film ; produced by Lauren Shuler Donner ... [et al.] ; written for the screen and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2008
  • Includes both theatrical version and director's extended cut
  • Special features: theatrical version; director's extended cut; 8 deleted scenes; "Adaptation: bringing The Secret Life of Bees to the big screen" featurette; "The women and men of The Secret Life of Bees" featurette; "Inside the pink house with Sue Monk Kidd" featurette; "Life on the set" featurette; "The world premiere" featurette; commentary with director/screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood, producer Lauren Shuler Donner & Joe Pichirallo, and actors Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifa; commentary with director/screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood and film editor Terilyn Shropshire
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (110 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543556329
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn300105781
  • (OCoLC)300105781
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital surround, dual layer, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Topeka & Shawnee County Public LibraryBorrow it
      1515 SW 10th Ave , Topeka, Kansas, 66604, US
      39.050746 -95.696533
Processing Feedback ...