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Movies about Writing.

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The best, obviously, is Barton Fink, but some runners up are the hilariously innacurate writer-gets-girl movies Breakfast at Tiffany's and D.Q. Adaptation is meh for me. Does anyone else have any favorites in this admittedly small genre?
 
Does The Shining count? Cause if so... that. :dry:
 
I wish Cyrano De Bergerac would count but...
 
does Funny Farm count?

In that and the Shining, the writing is merely part of character, not the story.

John Candy did a movie about writing, but I forgot the name.


Do you include journalism? Never been Kissed. Poetry? Dead Poet's Society
 
How can anyone say Adaptation is meh?!

I'd place it right up there with Barton Fink.

Also fantastic is Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas. While not a film, the show Californication currently on Showtime is a pretty fantastic "writers" show.

But for my money, the BEST movie about writing is NAKED LUNCH. Barton Fink can show you the eye of the mind, but Naked Lunch can show you a vagina typewriter that you have sex with, among other fantastic things.
 
YOU'RE THE MAN NOW DOG!

^ Finding Forester w/ Sean Connery
 
In that and the Shining, the writing is merely part of character, not the story.

John Candy did a movie about writing, but I forgot the name.


Do you include journalism? Never been Kissed. Poetry? Dead Poet's Society

Delirious.
 
Barton Fink and Adaptation are the only ones I can think of. Both brilliant.
 
The Shining is about writing as much as Jaws is about police procedural techniques.
 
Adaptation is the best one, I loved this film. Kaufman made a real masterpece.

I also liked Permanent Midnight, it's biopic about one TV writer Jerry Stahl.

nfortunately, I ahven't seen Barton Fink yet :(
 
The Dark Half : "A writer's fictional alter-ego wants to take over his life...at any price"
 

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