Movies about Writing.

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  1. LeChuck Chucky's lil e-bro<_>

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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?
     
  2. StrainedEyes All the way up it!

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    Does The Shining count? Cause if so... that. :dry:
     
  3. Steve Rogers Registered

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    Stranger than Fiction and Finding Forrester.
     
  4. LeChuck Chucky's lil e-bro<_>

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    Oh yeah, definitely the Shining. I always forget that one, that's a really great one. :o
     
  5. Mr.E.Nygma Registered

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    I wish Cyrano De Bergerac would count but...
     
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  7. Donnie Darko Forgotten Pre-New 52 Hero

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    does Funny Farm count?
     
  8. Sundancer Cynicist

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    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
     
  9. Max J Power Trash Boat

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    Barton Fink and Stranger Than Fiction.
     
  10. Rez Registered

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    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.
     
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    YOU'RE THE MAN NOW DOG!

    ^ Finding Forester w/ Sean Connery
     
  12. Steve Rogers Registered

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    Delirious.
     
  13. Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    Barton Fink and Adaptation are the only ones I can think of. Both brilliant.
     
  14. Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    The Shining is about writing as much as Jaws is about police procedural techniques.
     
  15. Cinemaman Registered

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    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 :(
     
  16. Spidey Snooch ...to the MF'n nooch...

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    Misery. Nuff said.
     
  17. Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    Hahaha, very true.
     
  18. Obi-Ron Deal with it

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    The Dark Half : "A writer's fictional alter-ego wants to take over his life...at any price"
     
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    It was a good book but I didn't like the movie nearly as much
     
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    One of the best posts I've read all day.
     

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