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1 Team Justin Bieber Miguel Gonzalez Monique Chavez Ed Wu Adan Morales Jacqueline Wang

2 Pushing Hands relates to Sihung Lung (Mr. Chu) Who is a Master in Tai Chi. Language Barrier and clashing of different cultures By: Monique Chavez

3  Pushing Hands was Directed in 1992  The film starts out in a suburban city in New York  Displays the clashing of cultures between the daughter in law, Martha Chu and Mr. Chu  During the course of the movie Mr. Chu is trying to find his culture, by engaging in activities during his journey. By: Monique Chavez


5 Title of Selected MoviePushing Hands Scene Family Dinner Duration of Scene 4:27 Number of shots in selected scene Over the Shoulder, Close up, Midshot, and Point of View, Long Shot, Characters in Scene 4 (Peter Chu, Martha Chu, Mr. Chu, and Jeremy Chu) Setting or Composition of Scene Dining Room Action Lighting Front Camera Angles Straight on, Low Angle Type of Shot Pan Sound Back round Music Transitions Cut Symbols Food, Eating Utensils Special Effects None By: Monique Chavez

6  Ang Lee was born in 1954 in Taipei  He was one of the first Chinese-born directors to find critical and commercial success on both sides of the Pacific.  He graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975  He studied theater directing at the University of Illinois and film production at New York University.  In 1985 he win the awards for his student work By: Jacqueline Wang

7  while at N.Y.U., he also worked on Spike Lee's acclaimed student film, Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads,  Lee spent the next six years working on screenplays,  Eventually making his directorial debut in (1992) with Pushing Hands -The Wedding Banquet(1993) was Lee's next film - The third movie Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) received a Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination. By: Jacqueline Wang

8  Lee was also voted the year's Best Director by the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle.  Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) that is considered one of his greatest works, a sprawling period film and martial-arts epic that dealt with love, loyalty and loss. It swept the Oscar nominations, eventually winning Best Foreign Language Film, as well as Best Director at the Golden Globes, and became the highest grossing foreign-language film ever released in America.  Best Director Academy Award for Brokeback Mountain (2005) By: Jacqueline Wang


10  East Asian Cinema are native films of East Asia.  Refers to Peoples Republic of China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea  Can include some of India’s film from Bollywood. By: Adan Morales

11  Martial arts films (notably the various styles of Hong Kong action cinema such as period Kung Fu, action comedies and Wuxia)  Jidaigeki (Japanese period films, especially Samurai films)  J-Horror (Japanese horror film)  K-Horror (Korean horror film)  Anime (Japanese animation)  Heroic bloodshed (Hong Kong action films) and other gangster films (usually centred on Chinese Triad crime organisations)  Tokusatsu (Japanese science fiction including Kaiju monster films) By: Adan Morales

12  Is the driving creative force in a film's production  Acts as the crucial link between the production, technical and creative teams.  The director works closely with the cast and crew to shape the film By: Adan Morales

13  Directors are responsible for creatively translating the film's written script into actual images and sounds on the screen  He or she must visualize and define the style and structure of the film  Act as both a storyteller and team leader to bring this vision to reality By: Miguel Gonzalez

14  Exceptional artistic vision and creative skills to develop an engaging and original film  Make decisions, but must also be able to delegate, and to collaborate with others.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Inspire and motivate the team to produce the film they have envisioned By: Miguel Gonzalez

15  Montage vs. Long Takes  Long shots vs. Cuts between scenes  Hollywood Style  Seamless editing facilitating viewer forgetting the medium of film itself  The Brechtian Influence and Alternatives to Hollywood Style  Dogme95 By: Miguel Gonzalez

16  Takes place in Paris in a racially diverse high school  Teachers go back and forth discussing their different methods of teaching styles, and how they are trying to reach out to their students.  The students display their cultural differences and interest during the movie. By: Ed Wu

17  Pushing Hands  Family  Martial Arts  Culture Shock  Language Barrier  Lack of Chinese Tradition in American Culture  The Class  School  Rebellious Youth  Lack of assimilation  Culture Shock  Experimental teaching styles By: Ed Wu

18  These Asian-American students bored with their lives get themselves into petty crimes for other fellow students.  Their lives get more out of control and the crimes get more severe.  Drug and money control their lives; even when they try to get out.  Heading toward a downward spiral, they eventually murder a peer. By: Ed Wu

19  Pushing Hands  Family  Martial Arts  Culture Shock  Language Barrier  Lack of Chinese Tradition in American Culture  Better Luck Tomorrow ■ Trouble Youth ■ Academic Environment ■ Drugs ■ Breaking stereotypes ■ Rebellious nature By: Ed Wu

20  How many directing styles were mentioned today?  When was Ang Lee’s first movie Directed?  What location did “Pushing Hands” take place?  What type of martial arts does Mr. Chu practice?  What are the names of the parallel movies discussed today?

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