Eat Drink Man Women

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Jessica Mai Professor Weijie Song 4/7/10 Chinese Cinema The Desire of Food and Love Ang Lee’s “Eat Drink Man Woman” describes the daily life of a typical family in the modern society. Ang Lee uses gastronomy to represent the human life and sensuality. The food and drink in the movie has served as the symbols of life and desire, and aid the audience in understanding the family relations in contemporary Taiwan. It is through the taste of food and drink that the knowledge about the value of the family is shared in the Chu family. Also, the representations of the miraculous food show the love of the father to the daughters. However, in the critical essay, Romney notes, “there’s this discrepancy between the ritual of food presented with love and the difficulty of actually tasting the love in it.” This statement corresponds to the movie since the three daughters have a chilly relationship with their father. Evidence of this chilly relationship can be seen in the Sunday dinner’s which is also
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