The emperor's club

Format: DVD 2003
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
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Brentwood Library Audiovisual DVD DRAMA Emperor's Club
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  DVD DRAMA Emperor's Club
Carnegie Library of McKeesport AV DVD EMP
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  AV
Call Number  DVD EMP
Coraopolis Memorial Library Audiovisual DVD EMP
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  DVD EMP
Monroeville Public Library Video DVD Emp
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Video
Call Number  DVD Emp
Northland Public Library Audio Video DRAMA EMPEROR'S (DVD)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Audio Video
Pleasant Hills Public Library Videos DVD Emp
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Videos
Call Number  DVD Emp
A dedicated teacher learns some important lessons about himself years after he retired from the classroom in this drama. William Hundert (Kevin Kline) is an instructor at St. Benedict's School for Boys, an exclusive private academy on the East Coast where Hundert drills his charges on the moral lessons to be learned through the study of Greek and Roman philosophers. Hundert is fond of telling his students, "A man's character is his fate," and he strives to impress upon them the importance of the ordered and examined life. In 1976, however, Hundert finds himself with an especially challenging group of students -- party-minded Fred Masoudi (Jesse Eisenberg) , introverted Martin Blythe (Paul Dano), bright but mischievous Deepak Mehta (Rishi Mehta), and most notably, openly rebellious Sedgewick Bell (Emile Hirsch). The son of a powerful politician, Bell pointedly runs against the current of Hundert's example, questioning the importance of the material, flouting the school's rules, talking out of turn in class, and devoting as much time to his interest in girls as in his studies. However, Hundert sees the possibility of great things in Bell, and encourages him to take part in the school's annual academic competition for the title of Mr. Julius Caesar. Hundert even goes so far as to bend the rules in scoring to favor Bell in the early stages of the contest, but his faith is betrayed when Bell is discovered cheating during the contest finals. Years later, Hundert is reunited with his students, where they learn the years have taught them all a great deal about their virtues and weaknesses. The Emperor's Club also features Harris Yulin, Rob Morrow, and Edward Herrmann. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Teachers -- Attitudes -- Drama.
Students -- Attitudes -- Drama.
Private schools -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Universal City, CA :Universal,2003
Edition Full screen version.
Other Titles Palace thief.
Contributors Abraham, Marc, 1949 May 28-
Karsch, Andrew.
Tolkin, Neil.
Hoffman, Michael.
Kline, Kevin.
Hirsch, Emile, 1985-
Culp, Steven.
Davidtz, Embeth, 1966-
Dempsy, Patrick.
Herrmann, Edward, 1943-2014.
Yulin, Harris.
Dano, Paul, 1984-
Khanna, Rahul, 1972-
Koltai, Lajos.
Rosenstock, Harvey.
Howard, James Newton.
Flynt, Cynthia.
Von Brandenstein, Patrizia.
Canin, Ethan. Palace thief.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Beacon Pictures.
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (Firm)
Longfellow Pictures.
LivePlanet (Firm)
Participants/Performers Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Steven Culp, Embeth Davidtz, Patrick Dempsy, Edward Herrmann, Harris Yulin, Paul Dano, Rahul Khanna.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Lajos Koltai ; editor, Harvey Rosenstock ; original music, James Newton Howard ; costume designer, Cynthia Flynt ; production designer, Patrizia von Brandenstein.
Audience Rated PG13.
Language English
Notes Based on the short story "The palace thief" by Ethan Canin.
Special features: the making of "The emporer's club"; a look behind-the-scenes featuring director Michael Hoffman and cast; in-depth feature commentar with Michael Hoffman; deleted scenes with commentary from director Michael Hoffman; DVD-ROM features.
System Details DVD, stereo., surround, DTS, Region 1 encoding.
DVD; Dolby digital.
Description 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0783286155
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