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The Resource The Joy Luck Club, Hollywood Pictures presents an Oliver Stone production in association with Ronald Bass, Amy Tan, Wayne Wang ; a film by Wayne Wang ; screenplay by Amy Tan & Ronald Bass ; produced by Wayne Wang, Amy Tan, Ronald Bass, Patrick Markey ; directed by Wayne Wang

The Joy Luck Club, Hollywood Pictures presents an Oliver Stone production in association with Ronald Bass, Amy Tan, Wayne Wang ; a film by Wayne Wang ; screenplay by Amy Tan & Ronald Bass ; produced by Wayne Wang, Amy Tan, Ronald Bass, Patrick Markey ; directed by Wayne Wang

Label
The Joy Luck Club
Title
The Joy Luck Club
Statement of responsibility
Hollywood Pictures presents an Oliver Stone production in association with Ronald Bass, Amy Tan, Wayne Wang ; a film by Wayne Wang ; screenplay by Amy Tan & Ronald Bass ; produced by Wayne Wang, Amy Tan, Ronald Bass, Patrick Markey ; directed by Wayne Wang
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Production designer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Four mothers. Four daughters. Eight stories. The Joy Luck Club is four women in San Francisco who have played mah jong together on a weekly basis to for forty some years. One of them, Suyuan, has died, and her daughter June is preparing to go to China. Auntie Lindo with daughter Waverly, Auntie Ying Ying with daughter Lena, and Auntie An Mei with daughter Rose are at the going away party. Born in China, the Joy Luck Club members came to America as young adults; their daughters are 100% American. The old days are seldom spoken about, and some things about those times have never been said aloud, but the experiences left behind color the hopes and expectations these women have for their daughters. If daughters become their mothers--no matter how much both parties desire that it not happen--daughters also become different from their mothers--despite all attempts to perpetuate the status quo
Cataloging source
ZCU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Amir Mokri ; editor, Maysie Hoy ; production designer, Donald Graham Burt ; music, Rachel Portman
Date time place
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1993
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: R
Language note
  • English dialogue and subtitles
  • Closed captioned in English for the hearing impaired
LC call number
  • PN1997
  • PS3570
LC item number
  • .J694 2002
  • .A48 J65 2002
NLM call number
PS3570
NLM item number
.A48 J65 2002
PerformerNote
Tsai Chin (Lindo), Kieu Chinh (Suyuan), Lisa Lu (An Mei), France Nuyen (Ying Ying), Rosalind Chao (Rose), Lauren Tom (Lena), Tamlyn Tomita (Waverly), Ming-Na Wen (June), Michael Paul Chan (Harold), Andrew McCarthy (Ted Jordan), Christopher Rich (Rich), Russell Wong (Lin Xiao), Vivian Wu (An Mei's Mother)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1939-
  • 1949-
  • 1936-
  • 1939-
  • 1963-
  • 1962-
  • 1953-
  • 1963-
  • 1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kiều Chinh
  • Stone, Oliver
  • Wang, Wayne
  • Bass, Ronald
  • Tan, Amy
  • Markey, Patrick
  • Tsai Chin
  • Lu, Lisa
  • Nuyen, France
  • Chao, Rosalind
  • Tom, Lauren
  • Tomita, Tamlyn
  • Ming-Na
  • Chan, Michael Paul
  • McCarthy, Andrew
  • Rich, Christopher
  • Wong, Russell
  • Wu, Vivian
  • Portman, Rachel
  • Mokri, Amir
  • Hoy, Maysie
  • Burt, Donald Graham
  • Tan, Amy
  • Hollywood Pictures
  • Buena Vista Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
139
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Chinese American women
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women immigrants
  • Chinese Americans
  • Film adaptations
  • Feature films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • China
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The Joy Luck Club, Hollywood Pictures presents an Oliver Stone production in association with Ronald Bass, Amy Tan, Wayne Wang ; a film by Wayne Wang ; screenplay by Amy Tan & Ronald Bass ; produced by Wayne Wang, Amy Tan, Ronald Bass, Patrick Markey ; directed by Wayne Wang
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based upon the novel by Amy Tan
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hopes and dreams -- Auntie Lindo's story -- Waverly's story -- Auntie Ying Ying's story -- Lena's story -- Auntie An Mei's story -- Rose's story -- Auntie An Mei continues -- June's story -- Suyuans's cherished wish
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (139 min.)
Isbn
9780788836039
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
786936182583
Other physical details
digital, sound, color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10055596
Publisher number
26279
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49939977
  • (OCoLC)ocm49939977
  • 399227
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Joy Luck Club, Hollywood Pictures presents an Oliver Stone production in association with Ronald Bass, Amy Tan, Wayne Wang ; a film by Wayne Wang ; screenplay by Amy Tan & Ronald Bass ; produced by Wayne Wang, Amy Tan, Ronald Bass, Patrick Markey ; directed by Wayne Wang
Publication
Note
Based upon the novel by Amy Tan
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hopes and dreams -- Auntie Lindo's story -- Waverly's story -- Auntie Ying Ying's story -- Lena's story -- Auntie An Mei's story -- Rose's story -- Auntie An Mei continues -- June's story -- Suyuans's cherished wish
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (139 min.)
Isbn
9780788836039
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
786936182583
Other physical details
digital, sound, color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10055596
Publisher number
26279
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49939977
  • (OCoLC)ocm49939977
  • 399227
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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