"Postcards from the Edge" Comparison Essay by Quality Writers

"Postcards from the Edge"
This paper compares and contrasts the novel and movie "Postcards from the Edge".
# 101005 | 1,076 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Feb 15, 2008 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Literature (General)

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The paper examines the similarities and the differences between the novel and film "Postcards from the Edge," both as artistic expressions and as representatives of their historical period. The paper discusses how the novel is told in brittle, episodic fashion in contrast to the more linear storyline of the film. The paper shows how both forms of the story "Postcards from the Edge" have merit.

The Novel as History
The Novel as Literature
The Film as Art
Comparing the Novel and the Film
The Film as History

From the Paper:

"Postcards from the Edge is an examination of the Hollywood culture from the point of view from someone who has survived it and who has suffered some of its vagaries. This perspective makes the novel semi-autobiographical, although it is a work of fiction. Through Fisher's eyes, and through the eyes of her protagonist, the reader glimpses the life of an insider. Although it can be difficult to read due to its disjointed nature, Postcards is well worth the effort to attempt."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Campbell, N. D. (2000). Using women: Gender, drug policy, and social justice. New York: Routledge.
  • Fisher, C. (1987). Postcards from the edge. New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
  • Fisher, C. (1990). Postcards from the edge. Mike Nichols, Dir. Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman.RCA/Columbia.

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"Postcards from the Edge" (2008, February 15) Retrieved July 13, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/postcards-from-the-edge-101005/

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