City of Ember
(Juvenile DVD)

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United States : 20th Century Fox, 2008.
Juvenile DVD
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10 film reels of 10 on 5 (90 min., 8,100 ft.) : anamorphic, sd., col. ; 35 mm.
Cambridge Springs Public Library
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United States : 20th Century Fox, 2008.


General Note
Based on the novel by Jeanne DuPrau.
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Aspect ratio is 2.35:1.
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Not viewed.
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Sources used: Internet movie database, August 24, 2017; Variety, October 13-October 19, 2008; Copyright catalog online.
Creation/Production Credits
Executive producers, John D. Schofield, Diana Choi Sachs; camera, Xavier Perez Grobet; editors, Zach Staenberg, Adam P. Scott; music, Andrew Lockington; music supervisor, Lindsay Fellows; production designer, Martin Laing; supervising art director, Jon Billington; art directors, Ross Bradshaw, James Foster, Ashleigh Jeffers; set designers, Heather Greenlees, Brendan Rankin; set decorator, Celia Bobak; costume designer, Ruth Myers; sound, Peter Lindsay, sound designer, Stephen Robinson; visual effects supervisors, Vincent Cirelli, Olivier Cauwet.
Saoirse Ronan, Harry Treadaway, Bill Murray, Martin Landau, Mary Kay Place, Toby Jones, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Mackenzie Crook, Tim Robbins.
"Monster House director Gil Kenan takes the helm for this children's fantasy about two young heroes who attempt to solve an ancient mystery in time to prevent their underground city from being swallowed by darkness. The City of Ember was built over 200 year ago, deep below the earth, where the destruction of a mass-scale disaster couldn't reach it. Equipped with a massive generator and vast supplies, the people of Ember have thrived happily for generations -- but the city wasn't meant to be lived in forever. The generator is breaking down and the supplies are running out, but two centuries in isolation have robbed the Emberites of their knowledge -- nobody knows how the electric lights work anymore, and nobody understands that there's something beyond the city besides darkness. Nobody, that is, besides Lina (Saoirse Ronan) and Doon (Harry Treadaway), two teenagers who still have the hope that everyone else has lost to ignorance and apathy -- not to mention a sheet of instructions left by the Builders themselves explaining how to leave the city. But the 200-year-old paper is falling apart, and pieces are missing. So with the lights threatening to flicker out for the last time and leave Ember in darkness forever, Lina and Doon set out on an adventure through the streets, sewers, and dark caverns of Ember to put the pieces back together. To solve the mystery, they'll have to get inside the Builders' heads, and avoid the grasp of corrupt Mayor Cole (Bill Murray), who wants to keep Ember the way it is -- no matter what the cost", viewed August 24, 2017.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: PG.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

DuPrau, J., Kenan, G., Hanks, T., Goetzman, G., Shareshian, S., Thompson, C., Ronan, S., Treadaway, H., & Murray, B. (2008). City of Ember . 20th Century Fox.

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

Jeanne. DuPrau et al.. 2008. City of Ember. United States: 20th Century Fox.

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

Jeanne. DuPrau et al.. City of Ember United States: 20th Century Fox, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

DuPrau, Jeanne., et al. City of Ember 20th Century Fox, 2008.

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