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What are the key differences shown in the movie between the book The Joy Luck Club and the movie directed by Wayne Wang?

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The key differences between the novel The Joy Luck Club and the 1993 film version directed by Wayne Wang have to do with the narrative sequencing of the story.  The Joy Luck Club is a dense novel depicting the stories of eight characters in mother-daughter pairs.  Many scenes from the novel are left out of the film because attempting to include it all would burden the film. ...

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