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Journal2 - Andrew Cheung April 7, 2010 Chinese Cinema...

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Andrew Cheung April 7, 2010 Chinese Cinema Reaction Essay #2 New Traditions As time goes on our culture experiences drastic changes, which do not always bridge so well across generations. Ang Lee’s film, “Eat Drink Man Woman” is a representation of this and more, it show’s a suppressive father who cooks for a living and three daughters who are apparently repressed in one-way or another. There also seems to be a clear divide between Eastern and Western influences and how they clash. The movie opens up with bustling motorcycles signifying a vision of change in Taiwan, a change in the East presumably caused by Western contentions. Lee continues to define differences in cultures throughout the story beginning with the father. Father Chu is a distinguished chef and at home has a vast kitchen where he cooks for his family of three daughters. It comes out later that he has banned one of his daughters from cooking in the kitchen regardless of how well she cooked. This suppression is very obvious when the daughter meets a man and cooks frantically for him
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