Chinese For Dummies (For Dummies (Language & Literature)) by Wendy Abraham

The Story of Anna and the King by Cecelia Holland

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About the film: Anna (Jodie Foster) has been employed to educate King Mongkut of Thailand's (Chow Yun-Fat) 58 children. She knows very little of King Mongkut, apart from the fact that his people revere him as a god. She brings with her an East vs. West prejudice against the king, considering him to be uncivilized. She soon realizes that her views are more than matched by the rulers own preconceptions about the West and particularly this impertinent English woman. About the book: Here is the real story behind the woman who inspired a bestselling biography, one of the top Broadway musicals of all time and two classic films - and it's one that will surprise you. The epic love story between a British governess and the King of Siam once again comes to life with the release of Twentieth Century Fox's Anna and the King, starring Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster and international superstar Chow Yun-Fat. The Story of Anna and the King captures all the nuances of this extraordinary relationship, as well as the extravagant film depicting it, in lush, full-color photographs. Cecelia Holland weaves a beautiful narrative of the true histories behind Anna Leonowens and the Siamese royal family, as well as the political and cultural rises and falls of Siam - present-day Thailand - based on historical information and the published works of Anna Leonowens. Filmed entriely in Malaysia, Anna and the King features one of the largest motion picture sets ever constructed - the King's Palace, which covers more than eight acres of land. Under the direction of Andy Tennant, an international cast and crew representing more than twenty countries works with a myriad of stunningly ornate costumes, thousands of extras, and a menagerie of specially trained animals. The Story of Anna and the King invites you to enter King Mongkut's world. This 1999 HarperCollins Paperback is in Fair condition.

ISBN: 9780061073724 SKU: 1204930 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.