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Films about Famous Authors

by | Dec 26, 2022 | Articles and Reports, News

If you want to combine your love for literature and passion for watching films, then we have a list that will keep you busy for a fair while.

 Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris is unique because of this: it features a fictional writer, played by Owen Wilson, interacting with real-life writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and Ernest Hemingway. Wilson, who is a struggling writer on vacation with his wealthy fiancée and her parents, rediscovers his love for writing and the mode of storytelling through his accidental time-traveling and interactions with these famous writers. While Paris often is reminiscent of nostalgia through the past, as jazz music trickles out 1920s parties, that longing for the past truly becomes evident throughout Midnight in Paris.

Bright Star

Jane Campion’s film stars Ben Whishaw as Keats, while Abbie Cornish plays Fanny Brawne, the woman he loved. At the beginning of their relationship, it seems as if these two clash, but as the movie progresses the audience discovers why they’re so perfect for each other. Bright Star is director Jane Campion’s devotion to Keats’ poetry and life personified and offers a stunning visual experience.

Becoming Jane

The film is a biographical depiction of a young Jane Austen before she became famous, and her emotional connection with a young Irishman.

Anne Hathaway plays the role of Jane Austen and it is an enjoyable love story and biography.

TIE: The End Of The Tour

Controversial postmodern essayist and novelist David Foster Wallace tragically committed suicide in 2008, leaving behind a challenging and intellectually robust library of work. His most renowned and well known/reviled work is his “encyclopedic novel,” Infinite Jest. The novel was a literary sensation when released in the mid-90s and the reclusive and introverted author was sent on a national tour to promote the landmark novel.

The film centres on the last two weeks of that tour, in which Wallace was accompanied by a brash reporter. The film’s crowning achievement is the revelatory performance of comedian Jason Segel as the eccentric Foster Wallace.

Little Women

The first on our list is Little Women. The film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women has been accomplished by different movie producers’ years after its original publication. However, it is the 2019 adaptation that attracted the praises of critics and won the top spot as being the best. Starring the fearless Emma Watson, the incredible Saoirse Ronan, and the well-loved Meryl Streep, the movie depicts what it’s like for women to forcefully create a name for themselves in a literary world dominated by men. Credit to this film is that it did not base its focus on the aspiring writer’s lifestyle and struggle alone but also on how her dreams to become a notable female writer affected her relationship with her family and those around her.

Misery

This Stephen King novel’s movie adaptation is not precisely centered on the writing struggle or experience but rather on what happens when a successful writer’s writing has a bizarre spell on readers. This firm is a good example of a movie about author. The main character in the movie, the author, gets kidnapped by a female fan who forces him to write a new sequel. When he refuses, she tortures him. This movie sheds light on what some authors go through when faced with smitten readers.

An Angel at The Table

The movie title gives great attention to human detail. Its confessing modest simplicity and transparency got a lot of its viewers absorbed.

Based on the true-life experience of New Zealand author Janet Frame, An Angel at My Table talks about the power of imagination, fantasy, creativity, and their ability to heal people. Janet was misdiagnosed as schizophrenic and was sent to a mental institution. To keep her spirit and mind, she opens the door to creativity and begins writing imaginative fiction to escape the hardships she experiences.

The Hours

The Hours uses Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway this psychological movie focuses on the lives of three different women. Each search for something that will give their existence meaning. Nicole Kidman stars as Virginia Woolf. Through her, we see how Woolf, a lonely woman incapable of battling the monsters in her head, struggles with mental illness and depression while struggling to write. Her on-screen life is narrated sad.

Through the lives of these women, the Hours discuss life in a cage and what it means to not be able to escape it.

Reprise

Reprise made it on our list because it talks about hope, friendship, jealousy, determination, and success. Two friends wish to become successful writers. Amid the complications they face, they individually set out to write books. This drama shows the agony, hopes, and dreams that accompany big success in the literary world.

 

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