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  • 1. Vicky Cristina Barcelona Assigned Questions
    • By: Yuh-yi Tan ( 談玉儀 )
    • 台北商業技術學院
    09/07/11 談玉儀
  • 2. Plot
    • Two girlfriends, Vicky and Cristina, on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to intrude their lives.
    09/07/11 談玉儀
  • 3. The Director: Woody Allen
    • born December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York
    • became intrigued with magic tricks and playing the clarinet, two hobbies that he continues to do today
    • His characters (that he plays himself) are often a semi-famous, semi-successful film/tv writer, director, or producer... or a novelist
    • Source: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000095/bio
    09/07/11 談玉儀
  • 4. The Director: Woody Allen
    • best known for his romantic comedies of "Annie Hall" and "Manhattan,"
    • the Bergman-esque films of "Stardust Memories" and "Interiors;“
    • his film of the last decade, which vary from the light comedy of "Scoop," to the self-destructive darkness of "Match Point" and, most recently, to the cinematically beautiful tale of "Vicky Cristina Barcelona,“ and “Midnight in Paris” (2011)
    • Source: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000095/bio
    09/07/11 談玉儀
  • 5. Cast
    • Penélope Cruz as María Elena
    • Scarlett Johansson as Cristina
    • Javier Bardem as Juan Antonio Gonzalo
    • Rebecca Hall as Vicky
    • Chris Messina as Doug
    • Patricia Clarkson as Judy Nash
    • Kevin Dunn as Mark Nash
    • The Spanish actor Joan Pera , who dubbed Allen's voice in his previous films, makes a cameo appearance. [5]
  • 6. The Character: Vicky
    • practical and traditional in her approach to love and commitment
    • is engaged to the reliable Doug ( Chris Messina ).
    • is in Barcelona getting her masters in " Catalan identity .”
    • Source: Vikipedia
    09/07/11 談玉儀
  • 7. The Character: Cristina
    • is a nonconformist, spontaneous but unsure of what she wants from life or love
    • Source: Vikipedia
    09/07/11 談玉儀
  • 8. Assigned Questions (1)
    • Scene 1: The function of narrator
    • Scene 1.2: How does Judy decide Vicky’s future?
    • Scene 2: Who’s Antonio?
    • Scene 3: What are different responses made by Cristina and Vicky when they first meet Antonia?
    • Scene 4: The function of poem
    • Scene 4.2: How does Cristina respond to Elena’s living with her and Antonio?
  • 9. Assigned Questions (2)
    • Scene 5: Why does photographing give Cristina faith?
    • Scene 5.2: Please explain the “salt” metaphor.
    • Scene 5.3: Explain “mixed feelings.”
    • Scene 6: The function of the darkroom.
    • Scene 6.2: How does Doug respond to Vicky’s hand wound?
    • Scene 6.3: Explain the ending.