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Far From Heaven, Safe, and Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story: Three Screenplays

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Todd Haynes is a fiercely intelligent and visionary writer-director. Haynes's award-winning short film Superstar (1987) tells the story of Karen Carpenter's dark struggle with anorexia nervosa. With a cast of Barbie dolls, the underground classic became "the most talked-about, least-seen film of the 1980's" (The Onion A.V.) after the Carpenter estate forced it permanently ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 24th 2003 by Grove Press
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Beth
I'm turning into a film geek and LOVE Todd's work ~ plus two of these are among my FAVORITE movies of all times. It was fascinating to read the scripts, to see scenes that were cut (set off by brackets) and scenes that are changed slightly (only known because of my familiarity with the movies).

If you don't like scripts, you probably won't like this, but if you don't mind readinf the directions in italics, the dialogue set off as pretty much the only text, and really picturing it in your head...A
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