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The Writing of "The Joy Luck Club" Screenplay.

Novelist Amy Tan. Her debut novel, "The Joy Luck Club," was a huge critical and commercial success, and it earned Tan a nomination for the National Book Award. It's now been made into a movie. Tan and Ron Bass wrote the screenplay. Marty will talk with Tan and Bass about making "The Joy Luck Club" into a movie. Ron Bass also wrote the screenplay for "Rain Man" for which he won an Academy Award. (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)

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Other segments from the episode on September 9, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 9, 1993: Interview with Paul Mayewski; Interview with Amy Tan and Ron Bass; Review of the films "Kalifornia" and "True Romance."

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