Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Movies about Writers
I've often found that movies about writers are a crap shoot. Sometimes they are very good, but other times they are awful.
Today I watched Angel. In this adaptation of a novel by British author Elizabeth Taylor. A young woman named Angel has no other aspirations other than to be a successful and famous romance novelist. She succeeds and buys the mansion of her dreams and lives there happily for a short while. The Great War breaks out and things change. This is a true melodrama. It is also not very well acted, however, I thought the story itself was a really good one, I'm sure I would have enjoyed the book more. I give it a solid 3 out of 5 stars.
The lists below are movies I enjoyed or didn't enjoy about writers/poets. Some of them are biopics others are just fictitous stories about writers.
Movies about writers I enjoyed
The Freedom Writers
The Squid and the Whale
Shakespeare in Love
In a Lonely Place
Permanet Midnight (Liked the movie, hated the book)
Hannah and Her Sisters
Movies about writers I did NOT enjoy
My Brilliant Career
An Angel At My Table
As you can see, there are more that I liked than disliked, and many more I haven't had a chance to watch yet. Who would have thought there were so many. I'm sure I've left out a few.