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The Joy Luck Club The film and book The Joy Luck Club directed by Wayne Wang and written by Amy Tan respectively although still depressing at times was a nice departure from the blunt death and destruction featured in the works we discussed the first half of the semester The stories of the eight women hit very close to home for me because I also have a love and hate relationship with my mother who lived a much different life growing up than I did The film and book are a beautiful celebration of mother and daughter relationships the Chinese culture and the clash between old traditions and generations and new ones Many may disagree but I think that the film did a much better job of developing and presenting the characters and sharing their thoughts than the book did I have read the book and watched the movie several times and the film gets better each time while the book becomes more boring and harder to read all the way through Its second nature for me to draw a picture in my head of the world that is presented in books but it was a very difficult task for me to perform while reading The Joy Luck Club I attribute this deficit to my lack of knowledge about China and its peoples culture The film showed me the people and the land It was a lot easier to interpret the happenings and their meanings in the film The first time I read the book it was extremely difficult to keep up with what was going on and who was telling the story It constantly jumped back and forth between the past and present and between the mothers and daughters It was very frustrating to try to keep up and it did not become any easier to understand with repeated readings By putting distinct faces on the characters the film made tracking the timeline simple
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