Presentation on theme: "Dr. M. Connor. A statement of what the modern family should expect to be in America, meaning that theres some compromise between tradition and religious."— Presentation transcript:
Dr. M. Connor
A statement of what the modern family should expect to be in America, meaning that theres some compromise between tradition and religious values and the need to progress. And somehow, in the final analysis, is everyone is willing to negotiate, you can come up with a bigger, better family. Joel Zwiek in the cap, directing a film
thats why its so important at the end that Ians family dances. And theyre involved. Theyve now become enveloped into this big loving family, and I think thats a statement that just struck home with an enormous number of people. … We all have family.
Xeno is Greek for foreigner. Its what Greeks call people who arent Greek. Nia Vardalos says she thinks its pretty ironic when Greeks living in America or Canada (where she grew up) call the others xenos, when its the GREEKS who are actually the foreigners.
Give honour to your father and to your mother, so that your life may be long in the land which the Lord your God is giving you. This is one of the reasons that many Americans still do what their parents tell them. There is a lot of parental pressure in the US.
The orthodox church bans statues, so instead the church is decorated with icons and mosaics, making it look very different.
Ouzo, that makes the Millers sick at first
This is what Toula was eating when the blonde girls made fun of her. They called it moose ca ca (a childs term for feces). She wanted to each Wonder Bread sandwiches (bland white food) like them. Later, at college, she is eating a Wonder Bread sandwich.
Toula pleases her family for the wedding. She becomes their doll.
When shes in the car with Ian, she reclaims herself, wiping off the makeup and pulling much of the flounce off the dress.
This shot of cousins dancing shows the joy of family life. Although the family yells and fights, and the bottom is a deep love and joy.