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Movies about Writing
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This stylized documentary uses journalist Hunter S. Thompson's own words
Citizen Kane (1941)
A reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane.
Almost Famous (2000)
Writer and director Cameron Crowe's experiences as a teenage rock journalist, where a teenanger is hired by Rolling Stone magazine to write a story.
The Shining (1980)
Jack Torrance becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block.
Lonesome Jim (2005)
After failing to find success as a writer in New York City, Jim slinks back to his family's home.
Taxi Driver (1976)
A mentally unstable night-time taxi driver in New York City, who sometimes does journal entries.
A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing.
Tales from the Script (2009)
Acclaimed Hollywood screenwriters discuss their successes and failures
The Third Man (1949)
A writer of pulp Westerns, who arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood friend.
Bukowski: Born Into This (2004)
A documentary based on author Charles Bukowski.
One Week (2009)
A dire medical diagnosis prompts a young man to search for meaning in his life.
The Dark Side of the Heart (1992)
Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires
Deconstructing Harry (1998)
A novelist has become a success by turning his family and friends' lives into fodder for his books.
Fear, Anxiety Depression (1989)
This film focuses on the trials and tribulations of Ira, who is an unsuccessful playwright trying to find himself in New York City.
Listen Up Philip (2014)
A newly accomplished writer faces mistakes and miseries affecting those around him
A semi-autobiography of poet/author Charles Bukowski during the time he spent drinking heavily in Los Angeles.
Barton Fink (1991)
A film about a screenwriter suffering from writer's block
Secret Window (2004)
A successful writer is accused for plagiarism by a strange man.
The Lost Weekend (1946)
A writer fights to overcome his addiction to liquor.
Henry Fool (1998) (1998)
A garbage man becomes a poetic prodigy after a mysterious writer shows up at his house.
the life of writer Hank Chinaski, The fictional counterpart of real-life author Charles Bukowski. Adapted from Bukowski's 1975 novel Factotum
A film adaption based of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas where an oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las vegas
Purple Violets (2009)
A writer struggling with the pressure of becoming the next important American writer.
Prozac Nation (2003)
A story adapted from Elizabeth Wurtzel's best selling novel where a teenager is accepted into Harvard with a scholarship in journalism.
Naked Lunch (1992)
Adaptation of William S. Burroughs's hallucinatory, once-thought-unfilmable novel Naked Lunch.
Based on writer Franz Kafka who works during the day at an insurance company where events lead him to discover a mysterious underground society with strange suppressive goals.
A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean for the screen.
Adult World (2014)
An aspiring poet takes a job as a clerk at an adult store
Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
IRS agent hear an author inside his head narrating his life.
Funny Farm (1988)
A sportswriter who moves with his schoolteacher wife Elizabeth to the country in order to write a novel in relative seclusion
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