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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Writers/Publishing on the Big Screen

Last week I talked about myths about writing in the media so today I figured that I would talk about some examples of writers or publishers in movies and television.

Ruby Sparks
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I haven't seen this one yet, but it looks really cute. It's a story of a young novelist who writes about his perfect girl and is shocked when she comes to life.

The Words
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The trailer gives me goosebumps every time. I've been dying to see this movie for months now, but I still haven't. It's about a struggling novelist who finds an old manuscript and gets it published.

My Girlfriend's Boyfriend
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This is my favorite romantic movie. It's about a girl that falls in love with two amazing guys: a struggling writer and a successful ad executive. It's guilty of multiple myths that I discussed (in particular, the "there is only one publisher in the world" and "having a day job equals giving up your writing dream" myths).

The Decoy Bride
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In order to avoid the relentless eyes of the press, celebrity couple Lara (a famous actress) and James (bestselling author) decide to have it on a remote Scottish island where James's book was set. When the press finds out and Lara disappears, a "fake" wedding is staged to a local girl, Katie, but things get complicated when the wedding turns out to be real and Lara is still missing. It's a funny and adorable movie and David Tennant stars as James.

The Proposal
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Margaret Tate, an editor for a publishing company, coerces her assistant, Andrew, to marry her so that she can keep from being deported. In my opinion, this movie is one of the more accurate portrayals of the publishing industry.

1 comments:

Samantha said...

Awesome list! I've only seen The Proposal but i'm putting the list on my list of must watch movies!