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Edward CorreaHispanic Fiction to Film12/10/14Like Water for Chocolate Shots & Angle analysisThis film, a lively family saga that is centered on forbidden love and spans severalgenerations, relies so enchantingly upon fate, magic and a taste for the supernatural "Like Waterfor Chocolate," is the story of Tita (Lumi Cavazos), whose way of connecting cuisine with strongemotion truly begins at birth. Tita is born on a kitchen table to a mother who weeps so profusely,a narrator maintains, that the residue of her tears yields an enormous bag of salt. This formidablemother, known as Mama Elena (Regina Torne), has endured her share of hardships and isdetermined to make her youngest child do the same. She decrees that Tita, the last of threedaughters, must always serve her and therefore can never marry, even though Tita is on love withPedro (Marco Leonardi).Magic realismor magical realism is an aesthetic style or genre of fiction in whichmagical elements are blended into a realistic atmosphere in order to access a deeperunderstanding of reality. These magical elements are explained like normal occurrences that arepresented in a straightforward manner which allows the "real" and the "fantastic" to be acceptedin the same stream of thought.ShotsExtreme Long, at the minute 31:15, we can see Gertrudis being taken by one of therevolutionaries after burning the bathroom in which she was bathing. This scene happens afterTita prepared one of her dishes, this dish will be the quails in rose petals sauce. When the family1
ate the dish as some kind of spell everybody felt hot and kind of horny however Gertrudis wasthe lucky one in which the sexual feelings that Tita was feeling were synthesized. Long Shot,at the minute 21:20, all the people that went to Rosaura and Pedro’s weedingwere intoxicated after eating the cake. Everybody is shown from a long shot throwing up into theriver. Tita feelings as usual were transmitted to the food, and all the members who attended theweeding were spelled by Tita’s feeling of lost love. According to the book the magic in the foodhappened because Tita was crying on the cake.

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