Joy Luck Club, The (page 10 of 11)

The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here, Ming-Na Wen (as June Woo, alt.: Jing-mei Woo) daughter of Suyuan Woo. Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here, Rosalind Chao (as Rose Hsu Jordan). From the book, section: American Translation, chapter: Without Wood. Rose Hsu Jordan asserts, ‘Now I felt nothing, no fear, no anger. "I say I'm staying, and my lawyer will too, once we serve you the papers," I said. / Ted pulled out the divorce papers and stared at them. (…) / And the answer, the one that was important above everything else, ran through my body and fell from my lips: "You can't just pull me out of your life and throw me away." ’ Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here in foreground, the boy, Syaudi, An-mei’s littlest brother. From left, in middle ground, Elizabeth Sung (as Second Wife), unidentified as First Wife and Tian-Ming Wu (as Wu Tsing). In background, the First Wife’s two daughters. Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here, Yi Ding (as An-mei) wearing white cotton mourning clothes upon the death of her mother. From the book, section: Queen Mother of the Western Skies, chapter: Magpies. An-mei Hsu recalls, ‘So on that day, Wu Tsing, fearful of my mother's vengeful spirit, (…) promised her visiting ghost that he would raise Syaudi and me as his honored children. He promised to revere her as if she had been First Wife, his only wife.’ Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here, Vivian Wu (as An-mei's mother, passed away). From the book, section: Queen Mother of the Western Skies, chapter: Magpies. An-mei Hsu recalls, ‘(…) why else did she die two days before the lunar new year? Why else did she plan her death so carefully that it became a weapon? / Three days before the lunar new year, she had eaten ywansyau, the sticky sweet dumpling that everybody eats to celebrate. She ate one after the other. (…) And what she had done was eat ywansyau filled with a kind of bitter poison (…)’ Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here from left, Vivian Wu (as An-mei's mother, seated in chair, being restrained by servants), and Elizabeth Sung (as Second Wife to Wu Tsing, receiving a baby from a servant). From the book, section: Queen Mother of the Western Skies, chapter: Magpies. The story is told and remembered, ‘ "So when Wu Tsing asked your mother to be his third concubine, to bear him a son, what choice did she have? (…) And three years later, she gave birth to a son, which Second Wife claimed as her own. (…)” / And that was how I learned that the baby Syaudi was really my mother's son, my littlest brother.’ Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here, Elizabeth Sung (as Second Wife to Wu Tsing). From the book, section: Queen Mother of the Western Skies, chapter: Magpies. An-mei Hsu remembers, ‘I felt my mother's hand stiffen on my shoulder. "And there is Second Wife. She will want you to call her Big Mother," she whispered. / I saw a woman wearing a long black fur coat and dark Western clothes, very fancy. And in her arms she held a little boy with fat rosy cheeks who looked to be two years old.’ Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here from left, Yi Ding (as An-mei) and Vivian Wu (as An-mei's mother). From the book, section: Queen Mother of the Western Skies, chapter: Magpies. An-mei Hsu remembers, ‘My mother did not love Wu Tsing. A girl in China did not marry for love. She married for position, and my mother's position, I later learned, was the worst.’ Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here, arriving to the home of Wu Tsing, his third wife and her daughters. Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here, Tian-Ming Wu (as Wu Tsing). . From the book, section: Queen Mother of the Western Skies, chapter: Magpies. An-mei Hsu recalls the past, ‘I knew from the beginning our new home would not be an ordinary house. My mother had told me we would live in the household of Wu Tsing, who was a very rich merchant. She said this man owned many carpet factories and lived in a mansion located in the British Concession of Tientsin (…)’ Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here, Andrew McCarthy (as Ted Jordan, Rose’s husband). From the book, section: The Twenty-Six Malignant Gates, chapter: Half and Half. Rose Hsu Jordan is addressed to by her husband. ‘And it was as if something snapped in him. "How the hell did we ever get married? Did you just say 'I do' because the minister said 'repeat after me'? What would you have done with your life if I had never married you? Did it ever occur to you?" ‘ Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.