Favourite Films about Writers!

I don’t know about you but when I have been stuck in front of the laptop all day, and too tired to read, I love just to sit back in front of the television and watch a good film.

But not just any films, oh no! Like most ‘word addicts’ like myself, I love watching films about writers even when I’m trying to have a break from writing. I just cannot help myself.

At the moment I have a small collection that I just cannot get enough of, so I thought I’d share my list with others who maybe interested… and before I carry on, yes I know there are probably thousands more which are brilliant and yes I would like to hear about these also. But for now these are just one’s I cannot get enough off right now.

1. Midnight in Paris (2011)midnight in paris

This is simply a wonderful film, it is a romantic comedy written and directed by Woody Allen. Being set in Paris, the film is about Gil Pender, a screenwriter, who is forced to confront the failings of his relationship with his materialistic fiancée and their conflicting goals. Gil Pender travels back in time each night at midnight to 1920’s Paris, where he meets and befriends some of the famous individuals who were part of ‘The Lost Generation’. The movie explores themes of nostalgia and modernism.

2. Miss Potter (2006)miss potter

I love the sceneries in this film which is directed by Chris Noonan. It is a biopic of children’s author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, and combines stories from her own life with animated sequences featuring characters from her stories, such as Peter Rabbit.

3. The Words (2012)the words

This layered romantic drama follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There’s only one catch – he didn’t write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to rise, Jansen is forced to confront the steep price that must be paid for stealing another man’s work.

4. Finding Neverland (2004)finding neverland

The movie details the experiences of “Peter Pan” author J.M. Barrie, which lead him to write the children’s classic. He got to know four children who have no father. Drawing from his time with the kids, he writes a story about children who don’t want to grow up.

5. Alex & Emma (2003)alex and emma

American romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner and starring Kate Hudson and Luke Wilson. Written by Jeremy Leven, the film is about a writer who must turn out a novel in thirty days or face the wrath of loan sharks. I love the process of this book, seeing how his writing thought process unfolds.

There are a lot more but I shall save them for another post, let me know what you think of them and I would love to hear any suggestions others may have.

Thank you for reading!