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Just Some Interesting facts about “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” and Joyce Carol Oates

  • “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” was adapted into a movie called Smooth Talk, it was released in 1985 and stars Laura Dern and Treat Williams.
  • Joyce Carol Oates wrote some of her stories under the pseudonym Rosamond Smith.
  • It is said that Joyce Carol Oates was inspired to write this story after reading an article in Life magazine about the murders of three women committed by Charles Schmid in Tucson, Arizona.
  • It is also said that the reason Joyce Carol Oates Dedicated this story to Bob Dylan was because she was inspired by his song It’s All Over Now Baby Blue.