I must admit that I had second thoughts about joining this bloghop. The reason? I could only think of three movies about writing. My problem? I was not thinking out of the box, as usual. However, after being encouraged and prodded and possibly looking at some other lists, I may be able to come up with a list of ten movies about writing.
1. Something's Gotta Give - Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson
I love this movie and can't believe it was not in my original three! My brain needed some jarring. As a playwright, "Erica" can plan the perfect revenge for a broken heart. This movie makes me laugh out loud every time I watch it.
2. Little Women - Winona Ryder - I need to get the updated version on DVD. I still have it on video,
which means it's been quite a while since I've seen it. I love Jo's spirit, and I always cry at the end when Jo, manuscript in hand, runs to catch up with her friend, puts her hand in his and says "You'll never be alone.." (tearing up, sniff)
4. Becoming Jane - Anne Hathaway - The untold romance that inspired the novels of one of the world's most celebrated authors, Jane Austen. She wrote "Pride and Prejudice" which is also a great book/movie by the way.
5. Bridget Jones' Diary - Renee Zellwinger - She endures so much humiliation, and writes in all down in her diary.
6. Princess Diaries - Anne Hathaway - Since I'm in the diary writing mode...Who hasn't dreamed, at least once, of being a princess, and writing it all down in her diary??
7. Hans Christian Anderson - Danny Kaye - This movie did come out before I was born...just so you know. When I learned this was the movie about the guy who wrote "Ugly Duckling", I was hooked. And, the fact that all the stories were put to music, well, I just loved this movie.
8. Her Alibi - Tom Selleck - (other than the fact that I have a crush on Tom Selleck) Mystery novelist Phillip Blackwood has writer's block. He hits the courtrooms for inspiration--and is zapped with a doozy. A mysterious Romanian beauty arraigned for murder arouses both his creative and amourous impulses. Is she guilty? Funny movie!
9. The Notebook - Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams - a heartwarming and heartbreaking story
11. *Bonus** Wow! I can't believe I came up with 11, and more are creeping into my brain.
Well, there's my list, join the bloghop and share your ten favorite movies about writing.