In a 2018 NPR interview, executive producer Janet Yang
recalled that director Wayne Wang
(who she said usually had "the most lovely personality") lost his temper in a marketing meeting because the studio had presented him with the choices for posters to advertise The Joy Luck Club, and all of the options avoided showing the face of an Asian person. Either the designs were very abstract (for example, a decorative woodcut) or they were photos of the actresses' backs. See more
Waverly (Age 6-9)
I've decided to play chess again.
You think it is so easy. One day quit, next day play. Everything for you is this way: so smart, so easy, so fast. Not so easy anymore.
What she said, it was like a curse. This power I had, this belief in myself, I could actually feel it draining away. I could feel myself becoming ordinary. All the secrets I once saw, I couldn't see them anymore. All I could see was, were my mistakes, my weaknesses. The best part of me just disappeared. But I can't put it all on...
One Fine Day
Written by Gerry Goffin
and Carole King
Used by permission of Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc.
Performed by The Chiffons
Under license from Cema Special Markets See more