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ASHLEY LEWELLEN REBECCA BRINKER STEPHANIE ENOJADO LISA BAHNA KATIE FABIAN SEGURA Food For Thought By: Five Girls and One Guy
Ashley Lewellen Summary Famous Taiwanese chef, Chu is losing his taste buds along with his family. Preparation of elaborate gourmet family meals that are very awkward. Three daughters, each with familial expectations. Defying those expectations to secure a greater happiness. In conjunction with their own fathers cultural taboo…marrying a woman half his age.
CHARACTERS MR. CHU THREE DAUGHTERS JIA-JEN JIA-CHIEN JIA-NING MRS. LIANG JIN RONG SHAN-SHAN Characters, Themes, Symbols THEMES SECRETS LOVE/LUST FAMILY SYMBOLS FOOD TASTE
Similarities Montages of food preparation that depict it less as cooking and more as a form of art. Patriarchal figure who is seen as being the cause of contention. Food unites them. Lighting is both very dark in these films with slightly more emphasis of color given on the food. They both use the natural surrounding to frame scenes. Rebecca Brinker
Chocolat Eat, Drink, Man, Woman Uses music to emphasize the exotic nature of chocolate making Chocolate is depicted as being medicinal. The patriarch needs to be converted through outside sources. Diagetic (Anouk tells the story) Minimal music used to emphasize the tension and awkwardness of family meals Food is as much of a problem as it is a solution The patriarch has already committed a taboo. Non-Diagetic DIFFERENCES Rebecca Brinker
Similarities Tortilla Soup is a Latino remake to Ang Lees screenplay: Eat, Drink, Man, Woman. The focus of both movies revolves around family and the importance of being together. The preparation of food is a meticulous art form by both father figures, to the point of confining. The using of the dinner table as a familial communing ground where each sisters story arch begins as an announcement. Symbolism of second daughter giving back her fathers taste STEPHANIE ENOJADO
Tortilla Soup Eat, Drink, Man, Woman Latino culture Color is prevalent everywhere not just on the food. Music is used to dilute the awkward moments between characters and make the transition between scenes flow better. Daughters are accepting of their fathers decision in marrying Yolanda. Each daughter establishes their independence based on what they really want to do with their lives. Taiwanese culture Color is only used to emphasize the food. Music is very low key so the audience can feel the awkward tension, and include numerous quiet moments. Daughters do not approve of their father having relations with Jin-Rong Jia-Chien has no choice about her independence as she gets pregnant and moves out. Jia- Ning takes the job abroad choosing not to make a living on her abilities as a chef. Differences STEPHANIE ENOJADO
LISA BAHNA FORMALIST FILM THEORY Is the synthesis of multiple elements of film production Ex. lighting, scoring, sound, set design, editing etc. Directors and writers use these elements in combination with each other to better express an idea or emotion. In other words show not tell As a result theyre more concerned with artistic style and design.
LISA BAHNA Examples of Formalism Shot selection moves from wide to short and tense. Length of shots decrease as the sequence progresses toward its end and the music builds.
Scene Shot Kathryn Higgins & Fabian Segura 4:54- 9:48 (part 11- eat drink man woman -on YouTube )
Scene Analysis Title of Selected Movie: Eat, Drink, Man, Woman Scene: Old Chus Announcement Duration of Scene: 5 min & 56 sec Number of Shots in Selected Scene: 51 Characters in Scene: Chu, Jia-Ning, Jia-Chien, Jia-Jen, Jin-Rong, Gou Lun, Madame Liang, Coach Chai, Shan-shan Setting or Composition of Scene: The family is sitting around the diner table and Grandpa Chu has something to announce. Actions: Eating food, drinking, an the announcement is made and Madame Liang has a fit. Lighting: overhead with extra emphasis on the food Camera Angles: Slight high angle as the family is sitting down Type of Shots: Close ups of people eating, side sweeps to include Jin-Rong as Old Chu prepares to make his announcement, pans around the diner table, through the wall windows, tracking Chu as hes talking and Madame Liangs reaction afterwards Sound: Dialog between characters and the sound of dishes hitting each other. Transition: cut Symbols: The food itself is a symbol for Chus news; bitter or sweet its all subjective. Kathryn Higgins
1. How many daughters are there in Eat Drink Man Woman? 2. What screen play is Tortilla Soup based off of? 3. What is one example of Formalism we talked about? 4. What is chocolate depicted as in the movie Chocolat? 5. In the shot analysis clip, why does Madam Liang throw a fit? Pop Quiz Hot Shot Fabian Segura