Little Miss Sunshine Movie

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In the second half of the semester, we watched a road movie, “Little Miss Sunshine”. In japan, Yamada Yoji, one of the most famous movie director, made a road movie that has similarities with “Little Miss Sunshine”. This report aims to describe the development of the story of “Little Miss Sunshine” deeply in comparison with the movie. “Family” is a movie that he made in 1970. Those days, Japan saw rapid economic growth, and held the Olympic Games and Osaka world Expo. Seiichi Kazami, who complains that his boss order him when he works, decides to immigrate to a pioneer village in Hokkaido from an island in Nagasaki. His wife Tamiko opposes to his plan, as she was brought up on a farm and knows how hard it is to pioneer. However, finally…show more content…
Now his father is old, and his brother is richer than him. However, the Hoovers do not recall the past. Only Frank talks about his reason why he tried to kill himself. The Hoovers advance and advance. They even carry out the dead body to go on and head for California though Dwayne finds himself color-blind. They happily go back to Albuquerque though Richard’s book will make Sheryl anxious. The family get united for one goal even after they quarreled, while Tamiko wants to return when she lose her child.

4. Transportation
In “Family”, the family head for Hokkaido mainly by train. The train plays important role. In the train, Tamiko meet a woman who lost her child in the past. Talk with her heals her broken heart, though her words makes Tamiko have second thoughts about the journey: “Why are you going from warm Nagasaki to Hokkaido? What in the world can I return?” In “Little Miss Sunshine”, Volkswagen is a space where the family talk, sometimes quarrel, and get united. Frank makes fun of Richard, so he gets angry. Ricard reproves Grandpa for his dirty story. However, they come together when they depart. It gives them excitement to push the car, and they share that emotion.
Transportation is a place where people share the same space, so that people talk, come in conflict, and heal.

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