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Prime Video Verified Purchase. I agree with the reviewer who noted that the portrayal of Asian men should have been broader and more nuanced.
That said, this film's other qualities are so stunning that it still merits 5 stars IMO. The script is a tour de force. Multiple fascinating characters with non formulaic plots.
Stone's directing blends the storylines beautifully and allows you to follow without effort. The cast is very good, with Rosalind Chao and Vivian Wu as stand outs.
The Flashbacks to China are a visual feast. The modern day American scenes are deliberately different, but just as gorgeous. Look for the unspoken visual theme of Jade in most scenes.
Most impressive of all: The message of fierce maternal love and sacrifice transcends culture, era and gender. Despite being a cynic, I have seen the film at least 5 times, and have yet to make it to the final scene without sobbing.
This is a beautiful movie with joys and heartbreak. It is the stories of four mothers who experienced hardship in China.
Years later their American born and raised daughters cope with respecting their mother's wishes while at the same time they want to be free to chose their own lives.
For them it is like keeping one foot in China and the other in America. Cassandra Strand Top Contributor: I love this movie. It's examination of mother-daughter relationships, immigrant communities, second generation identity struggles, life in China during The storytelling is lush and engaging.
It gives us enough to understand basic elements of Chinese culture for those who are unfamiliar but doesn't overburden us trying to explain it.
I agree with others that it's main drawback and issue is it's stereotypical portrayal of Asian men but I don't feel it lowers the enjoyment or quality of the movie.
The story is not about the men, they are a tool for driving forward the women's stories and relationships with each other.
In this sense the stereotypes are somewhat necessary in order to maximize the focus on the women and help them to fully experience their story.
The men are peripheral to the story and rounding out their characters and removing stereotypes would likely detract from the experience, in my opinion.
One of the best films. It is based on the book by Amy Tan, and it tells the story of four Chinese born mothers and their American born daughters and their relationships with the people around them in the present day San Francisco Bay Area and in the mothers' pasts in China.
Each character is richly developed, key to the story, and superbly acted by an amazing cast. It is a powerfully moving story about how people overcome weakness with internal fortitude and love amid different moments of adversity.
It is one of the most moving and inspiring films I have ever seen filled with characters you will never forget both among the central characters and the supporting characters.
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A sensitive, multi-generational story of mothers and daughters, cousins and aunties, intertwined with the stories of the mothers as young girls in China and the conflicts and similarities of the generations.
Four immigrant Chinese women, Suyuan, An-Mei, Lindo and Ying Ying, survivors of their traumatic pasts, each relate their own stories in vivid detail, in the hope of teaching their American daughters to believe in themselves and achieve a better life in America.
Having grown up in America, the daughters, Jing Mei, Rose, Waverly, and Lena, in turn relate their struggles to understand their mothers, and the cultural differences and divisions between them.
The book is descriptive, emotional, warm, and intelligent, as well as informative, Should not be missed! I'm a huge fan of Amy Tan I have read all her books, have shared them, read them again, and again This is not just a story of 4 friends and their 4 daughters Four friends from China, different stories for each, and how each tries to reach their daughters who were born in America, and who have no inkling of the rich and stormy past to bring them to this place and time.
Each mother is trying to reach their child, to share lessons, to help them find their Chinese side inside of them. Reminds me how a mother sees more than her child realizes.
Wonderful how Amy Tam weaves the tales from one daughter back to the mothers story, and you become invested in each of their lives.
A rich and life affirming look at relationships. If you're looking for a plot, don't bother. Listing includes contact email address for ordering.
Thanks to Felipe Andrian Techeira. Great start - far better name. There was not a lot of interest or applause but my pal and I liked them straight off.
They came across as earnest with a nervous edge and determined. I don't recall any particular songs - I remember the feel of the music was amateur, stripped back and had attack.
I've nowt against leather caps and moustaches but I thought that Peter Hook's leather cap stood out as a bit of a glam rock throwback!
We liked Warsaw and when I got a leaflet for the 'new wave night' at the Squat the following week, with them included in the line-up, we went along to that too.
Music paper advert thanks to Boredteenagers. The exhibition charts the Strawberry story from the time the studios was built in , the 's - the 10CC and Joy Divsion era.
It runs until 28th January next year. Lots of Joy Division and Manchester music artefacts and memorabilia. Limited edition and signed editions of Philippe Carly's "Au Plan K" book are being delivered to their new owners.
The paperback version is due out 15 March. Many thanks to Dave for providing this information. Dave has also provided us with the advert for their concert the following year on 22 June The wait is over: Philippe has been working on this beautiful book for 12 years and it's now ready.
This is part of a weekly offering which builds up into a boxed Punk collection also featuring the likes of the Sex Pistols, Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Ramones.
It may be possible to buy copies via the La Repubblica web site although we suspect Ebay and Discogs will have them cheaper. Thanks to Mark Woodley for letting us know about this.
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Rare 80s bootleg LP surfaces: Critical Essays on Joy Division. Based on up-to-date original research, Heart And Soul brings together established and newly emerging scholars who provide detailed examinations of the many layers of this multi-faceted and influential band and their singer, the late Ian Curtis, in particular.
Joy Division emerged in the mids at the start of a two-decades long Manchester scene that was to become much mythologised.
It was then a city still labouring in the wake of the war and entering a phase of huge social and physical change, and something of this spirit made its way into the DNA of the band.
Over the course of two albums, a handful of other seminal releases, and some legendary gigs, Joy Division became the most successful and exciting underground band of their generation.
Then, on the brink of a tour to America, Ian Curtis took his own life. It is the story of how a band resurrected a city, how they came together in circumstances that are both accidental and extraordinary, and how their music galvanised a generation of fans, artists and musicians.
It is a classic story of how young people armed with electric guitars and good taste in literature can change the world with four chords and three-and-a-half minutes of music.
And it is the story of how illness and demons can rob the world of a shamanic lead singer and visionary lyricist. Sex Pistols and Punk Rock, Teenage: The Year the Decade Exploded.
Alternate Unknown Pleasures bootleg released. This LP features alternative live and studio versions of the official release. Unpublished poster up for auction in December.
Omega auctions will be hosting the Peter Hook: Joy Division Signature Collection on December 8th and the initial publicity includes the unpublished photo below.
Click here for our listing for the concert. Thanks to Omega auctions and Mark Gale. Bootleg listing updated with reissues. Thanks to DMXI for spotting it.
New concert photos added: Many thanks to Reynard and Mark Gale. Unseen concert ticket surfaces: Many thanks to Francois Guillez for sharing it with us.
This ticket surfaced in - thanks to Francois Guillez. New photographic book from Brazil: Russell Club bootleg LP: Listing simplified and a couple of new versions added.
Arthur in Sheffield and his mate Nigel were at the front when Warsaw played their first gig at the Electric Circus, wrongly billed as Stiff Kittems.
He shares his memories with us: The bootleg being sold by some sellers on Ebay as a Record Store Day release appears to be a straighforward pressing of Warsaw which makes no such claims.
It's on a different label to the planned RSD version and has fewer tracks. It has appeared elsewhere for a tenth of the price.
Fake Records Store Day release: Warsaw bootlegs are appearing on Ebay with fake Record Store Day credentials. The prices are highly inflated and the tracks will be nothing new, most likely the same as the Baby Face Warsaw CD.
Record Store Day - Joy Division offering appears to have been withdrawn: It wasn't an official RSD release, but the packaging was designed to make it appear like one.
Set listings for the following concerts on the Buzzcocks tour added to the listings: If anybody has any more information we'd like to hear it. Record Store Day - Joy Division offering: From the information provided this sounds like a reissue of the unofficial 'Baby Face' LP of the same name by the same record label.
If so, the track listing will be as follows: All of this for you. Strawberry Studios diary for April This was around the time Still was being mixed in London, was it part of that process or something else?
Thanks to Mark Gale and Strawberry Studios for the images. Contemporary review added to Check Inn listing: Paul Campbell wrote this review for a local publication at the time of the concert: Iconic stage production about Joy Division and the s Manchester music scene returns to Manchester this April: Anthony H Wilson guides the audience through the heart and soul of both the band and the city, introducing an array of historical figures, including Roman General Julius Agricola, Dr John Dee, Frederich Engels, and the Buzzcocks!
The result is a spellbinding journey of love, passion, progress, grief, and, of course, music. Drawing inspiration from the enigmatic lyrics of Ian Curtis, with a soundtrack featuring live performances of his most beloved tracks.
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