MONDAY MOVIE MEME
Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.
This week's movie topic is all about Writers...
This week marks the second annual Armchair BEA. This is an online event allowing the book blogging community to gather virtually while the live Book Expo America takes place in New York City at the same time. If you are a book blogger or bookworm by all means check out the Armchair BEA host site for all kinds of fun posts, giveaways and interactive features throughout the week. I will have mostly bookish thoughts here this week as a result. We would not have all those terrific (and not so terrific) books to explore and escape with if not for the writers who pen them. The movies like to pay tribute to writers as well. After all, without them we'd be hard up for a good flick. Here are some writers in film that we came up with. Share on your blog movies that feature writers, authors, poets and scribes, linking back here so that others can find you. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
- Misery (1990) - One of many Stephen King based stories featuring a writer. Author Paul Sheldon (James Caan) learns the hard way that sometimes it is best to keep your biggest fan happy. Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes earned an Oscar for her evil performance here.
- Romancing The Stone (1984) - One of our favorites! Romance writer, Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner), travels to Columbia to rescue her kidnapped sister with the comedic help of strapping Jack Colton (Michael Douglas). We especially love how Juan was Joan Wilder's biggest fan and aids them during a dangerous chase.
- Shakespeare In Love (1998) - I personally thought this film was vastly overrated, but maybe I was just in a cranky mood when I watched it. After all, a romantic period comedy about the creation of Romeo and Juliet should be a winner.
- The Player (1992) - Devilishly witty and dark look at Hollywood from director Robert Altman about a studio executive (Tim Robbins) being blackmailed by an unknown spurned screenwriter.
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) - Mind trip movie about writer Raoul Duke and his attorney, Dr. Gonzo, getting sidetracked with psychadelics in Las Vegas when Duke was sent to cover a journalism assignment. Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson which was based on his own misadventures in the same situation.
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