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Postcards from the Edge

Released 1990
Distributor Columbia

Carrie Fisher’s witty 1987 roman-a-clef about her Hollywood upbringing is brought to the screen in somewhat restructured form by director Mike Nichols in one of his most underrated works. Nichols stages the story of a troubled actress and her diva mother with impeccable comic timing and understated emotion. Fisher’s mom Debbie Reynolds was ready to play the mother but Nichols opted for Shirley MacLaine.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.