Joy Luck Club, The (page 2 of 11)

The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here, Kieu Chinh (as Suyuan Woo) in war torn China, 1944. She tearfully abandons her two infant daughters. From the novel, from section: Feathers From a Thousand LI Away, chapter: The Joy Luck Club / Jing-mei Woo, Suyuan Woo describes, "I pushed toward Chungking, until my wheel broke. (…) / "Along the way, I saw others had done the same, gradually given up hope. It was like a pathway inlaid with treasures that grew in value along the way.” 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, the landscape of Kweilin, China. As per the novel, from section: Feathers From a Thousand LI Away, chapter: The Joy Luck Club / Jing-mei Woo, Suyuan Woo fondly remembers the area. "I dreamed about Kweilin before I ever saw it," my mother began, speaking Chinese. "I dreamed of jagged peaks lining a curving river, with magic moss greening the banks. At the tops of these peaks were white mists. (…)” 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, Suyuan Woo’s two baby daughters from her first marriage. They are bundled in a wheelbarrow. It is war torn China, 1944. 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, Kieu Chinh (as Suyuan Woo – June’s Mother) in war torn China, 1944. As per the novel, from section: Feathers From a Thousand LI Away, chapter: The Joy Luck Club, where Suyuan recalls an incident from her past, ‘"I packed my things and my two babies into this wheelbarrow and began pushing to Chungking four days before the Japanese marched into Kweilin.” ’ 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, Kieu Chinh (as Suyuan Woo – June’s Mother). As per the novel, from section: The Twenty-Six Malignant Gates, chapter: Two Kinds, Jing-mei Woo. A heated exchange between June and her mother: "I'll never be the kind of daughter you want me to be!" / "Only two kinds of daughters," she shouted in Chinese. "Those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind! Only one kind of daughter can live in this house. Obedient daughter!" 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 at June’s piano recital, standing and clapping, Victor Wong as Old Chong, the piano teacher. From the book, section: The Twenty-Six Malignant Gates, chapter: Two Kinds, Jing-mei Woo. June describes the event, ‘I played this strange jumble through two repeats, the sour notes staying with me all the way to the end. / When I stood up, (...) The room was quiet, except for Old Chong, who was beaming and shouting, "Bravo! Bravo! Well done!" But then I saw my mother's face, her stricken face.’ 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, Melanie Chang (as June Woo, alt: Jing-mei Woo - The Daughter, at age 9). 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, Mai Vu (as Waverly Jong - Age 9). 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 during a piano recital, from left, Tsai Chin (as Lindo Jong), Victor Wong (in background, center, as Old Chong, the piano teacher) and Kieu Chinh (as Suyuan Woo – June’s Mother). 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, Victor Wong as Old Chong, the piano teacher. From the book, section: The Twenty-Six Malignant Gates, chapter: Two Kinds, Jing-mei Woo. June describes, ‘I soon found out why Old Chong had retired from teaching piano. He was deaf. "Like Beethoven!" he shouted to me. "We're both listening only in our head!" And he would start to conduct his frantic silent sonatas.’ Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.