Joy Luck Club, The (page 8 of 11)

The movie "The Joy Luck Club", based upon the novel by Amy Tan, directed by Wayne Wang. Seen here, Yi Ding (as An-mei - Age 9). She is in China. The year is 1923. From the book, section: Feathers From a Thousand LI Away, chapter: Scar, An-mei remembers, ‘Right before Popo became so sick she could no longer speak, she pulled me close and talked to me about my mother. "Never say her name," she warned. "To say her name is to spit on your father's grave." ’ 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, Lisa Lu (as An-mei Hsu, mother to Rose). From the novel, section: Feathers From a Thousand LI Away, chapter: Scar. An-mei touches the scar on her neck, which triggers past memories. ‘When I was a young girl in China, my grandmother told me my mother was a ghost. This did not mean my mother was dead. In those days, a ghost was anything we were forbidden to talk about.’ 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, Lisa Lu (as An-mei Hsu - The Mother) and Rosalind Chao (as Rose Hsu Jordan - The 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, Rosalind Chao (as Rose Hsu Jordan – daughter of An-mei Hsu). 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) and Philip Moon (as Ken, Lena's New Love). 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: American Translation, chapter: Rice Husband, Lena St. Clair questions the relationship with her husband, Harold, ‘None of it seems right. Nothing makes sense. I can admit to nothing and I am in complete despair. / "I just think we have to change things," I say when I think I can control my voice. Only the rest comes out like whining. "We need to think about what our marriage is really based on…not this balance sheet, who owes who what." ’ 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, Michael Paul Chan (as Harold, husband to Lena). From the novel, section: American Translation, chapter: Rice Husband, Lena St. Clair recounts a situation, ‘Harold puts his magazine down, now wearing his openmouthed exasperated look. "What is this? Why don't you say what's really the matter?" / "I don't know… I don't know. Everything… the way we account for everything. What we share. What we don't share. I'm so tired of it, adding things up, subtracting, making it come out even. I'm sick of it." ’ 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, Michael Paul Chan (as Harold, husband to Lena). From the novel, section: American Translation, chapter: Rice Husband, Lena St. Clair analyzes, ‘Now that I'm angry at Harold, it's hard to remember what was so remarkable about him.’ 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, France Nuyen (as Ying-ying St. Clair, mother to Lena). She listens to Lena explain. From the novel, section: American Translation, chapter: Rice Husband, Lena St. Clair describes, ‘My mother has a wounded sound in her voice (…). I think how to explain this, recalling the words Harold and I have used with each other in the past: "So we can eliminate false dependencies…be equals…love without obligation…" But these are words she could never understand.’ 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: American Translation, chapter: Rice Husband, Lena St. Clair agonizes about her husband, Harold, ‘And we still argue about Mirugai, the cat - not our cat, or my cat, but the cat that was his gift to me for my birthday last year.’ Limited theatrical release September 10, 1993. Screen capture. Copyright © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Credit: © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy: Pyxurz.