Joy Luck Club, The (page 7 of 11)

The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here, a tally list on the refrigerator door. From the novel, section: American Translation, chapter: Rice Husband, Lena St. Clair describes, ‘The list says "Lena" and "Harold" and under each of our names are things we've bought and how much they cost: (…) / The way things are going this week, Harold's already spent over a hundred dollars more, so I'll owe him around fifty from my checking account.’ 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, Lauren Tom (as Lena St. Clair, daughter of Ying-ying) and France Nuyen (as Ying-ying St. Clair, mother to Lena). They converse regarding the list on the refrigerator door. From the novel, section: American Translation, chapter: Rice Husband, Lena St. Clair describes, ‘"What is this writing?" asks my mother in Chinese. / "Oh, nothing really. Just things we share," I say as casually as I can. / And she looks at me and frowns but doesn't say anything. (...) / And I feel embarrassed, knowing what she's seeing.’ 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, Lauren Tom (as Lena St. Clair, daughter of Ying-ying). From the novel, section: Queen Mother of the Western Skies, chapter: Waiting Between the Trees, Ying-ying St. Clair reveals, ‘Now I must tell my daughter everything. That she is the daughter of a ghost. She has no chi. This is my greatest shame. How can I leave this world without leaving her my spirit?’ 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, a view of Taylor Street, near Union Street, San Francisco, CA. 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). From the novel, section: Queen Mother of the Western Skies, chapter: Waiting Between the Trees, Ying-ying St. Clair promises and confesses, ‘I will tell her that at eighteen the prettiness drained from my cheeks. That I thought of throwing myself in the lake like the other ladies of shame. And I will tell her of the baby I killed because I came to hate this man so much.’ 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, Russell Wong (as Lin Xiao, Ying-ying’s husband) and his Opera Singer mistress, Miss Bai Yen (played by Grace Chang). 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). 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, Russell Wong (as Lin Xiao, Ying-ying’s husband) leaning in to his Opera Singer mistress, Miss Bai Yen (played by Grace Chang). From the novel, section: Queen Mother of the Western Skies, chapter: Waiting Between the Trees, Ying-ying St. Clair recalls, ‘My husband started to take many business trips to the north. These trips began soon after we married (…) / I found out from my youngest aunt that he had left me to live with an opera singer.’ 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 son of Lin Xiao and Ying-ying. From the book, section: Queen Mother of the Western Skies, chapter: Waiting Between the Trees, Ying-ying St. Clair remembers, ‘The night he planted the baby, I again knew a thing before it happened. I knew it was a boy. I could see this little boy in my womb. He had my husband's eyes, large and wide apart. He had long tapered fingers, fat earlobes, and slick hair that rose high to reveal a large forehead.’ 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 center, entering a room, Russell Wong (as Lin Xiao) with Ying-ying (played by Feihong Yu) on his arm. Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.