Joy Luck Club, The (page 6 of 11)

The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here, Russell Wong (as Lin Xiao). From the book, section: Queen Mother of the Western Skies, chapter: Waiting Between the Trees, Ying-ying St. Clair remembers, ‘I did not understand until six months later when I was married to this man and he hissed drunkenly to me that he was ready to kai gwa. / This was a man so bad that even today I cannot speak his name.’ Estimated year depicted: 1930. 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, Feihong Yu (as Ying-ying, age 16). From the book, section: Queen Mother of the Western Skies, chapter: Waiting Between the Trees, Ying-ying St. Clair thinks back, ‘I was sixteen. It was the night my youngest aunt got married. / (…) they asked me whom I wanted to marry. / "I know of no one," I told them haughtily. / It was not that boys did not interest me. I knew how to attract attention and be admired. But I was too vain to think any one boy was good enough for me.’ Estimated year depicted: 1930. 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, France Nuyen (as Ying-ying St. Clair, alt.: Auntie Ying), and Lisa Lu (as An-mei Hsu, alt.: Auntie An-mei). 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, Tsai Chin (as Lindo Jong, Waverly’s mother) and Tamlyn Tomita (as Waverly Jong - the daughter of Lindo). They share a tender and cheerful moment. From the book, section: American Translation, chapter: Four Directions, Waverly Jong remembers, ‘(…) I did understand finally. Not what she had just said. But what had been true all along. / (…) I could finally see what was really there: an old woman, a wok for her armor, a knitting needle for her sword, getting a little crabby as she waited patiently for her daughter to invite her in.’ 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, Tsai Chin (as Lindo Jong, Waverly’s mother) glares towards Waverly’s boyfriend, Rich. From the book, section: American Translation, chapter: Four Directions, Waverly Jong thinks back, ‘But the worst was when Rich criticized my mother's cooking, and he didn't even know what he had done. As is the Chinese cook's custom, my mother always made disparaging remarks about her own cooking. / (…) Rich said, "You know, all it needs is a little soy sauce." And he proceeded to pour a riverful of the salty black stuff on the platter, right before my mother's horrified eyes.’ 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, Christopher Rich (as Rich Schields, Waverly’s live-in boyfriend). Here, at a dinner hosted by Waverly’s mother. From the book, section: American Translation, chapter: Four Directions, Waverly Jong recalls, ‘When I offered Rich a fork, he insisted on using the slippery ivory chopsticks. He held them splayed like the knock-kneed legs of an ostrich while picking up a large chunk of sauce-coated eggplant. Halfway between his plate and his open mouth, the chunk fell on his crisp white shirt and then slid into his crotch.’ 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, Christopher Rich (as Rich Schields, Waverly’s live-in boyfriend). 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, Tsai Chin (as Lindo Jong, Waverly’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, Tamlyn Tomita (as Waverly Jong - the daughter of Lindo). 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, Tsai Chin (as Lindo Jong, Waverly’s mother) at the hair salon. Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.