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'Postcards from the Edge' as a Book and Film
This paper examines the similarities and differences of 'Postcards from the Edge' in its book and movie versions.
# 131061 | 1,250 words | 1 source | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Literature (General)

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In this article, the writer discusses that the novel and the movie 'Postcards from the Edge' both tell the story of Suzanne Vale, an actress undergoing drug rehabilitation. Although similar in that respect, the book and the movie differ largely in how they tell that tale. The writer discusses that the novel, as the title implies, is told in brittle, episodic fashion, relying on hard with and sarcasm to bring its characters to life. The novel's point of view often shifts, emphasizing this "postcard" expression. The writer points out that the film based on this novel is a departure from the original story, given that the relationship between mother and daughter comprises the primary plot.

From the Paper:

"Both forms of the story from Postcards from the Edge have merit. Given that Fisher wrote both versions, it is not possible to blame the differences between them on a screenwriter who may have 'lost sight of the vision' of the book author. It is, indeed, possible to argue that it is the same story told from two different perspectives."

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