Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Movies Featuring Writers and Publishing

I have a love-hate relationship with movies about writers and movies that feature the publishing industry. Mostly because I could sit there for hours and nitpick. However, I can't stop watching those movies because I love them. I love seeing writers pursing their dream. Here are some movies featuring writers and publishing that I can think of off the top of my head.

My Girlfriend's Boyfriend 
This is one of my personal favorite movies. Even though there are some things that bother me (for instance, the fact that Ethan only ever goes to the same publisher), it's still a clever movie with a beautifully realistic romance. I've seen it more times than I can count and it never gets old.

The Proposal
Another personal favorite of mine. If you haven't seen it, this one features an editor and her assistant who she blackmails into an engagement to prevent her from being deported. This one is probably one of the most realistic depictions (in my inexperienced opinion).

The next four I haven't actually seen (but are all on my list) so I can't really say much.

The Words
I've been dying to see this movie since I first saw the trailer before it came into theaters. It's about a struggling writer who stumbles upon an old manuscript and publishes it as his own.

Ruby Sparks
I'm not quite sure about this one, but it looks cute. A writer starts a book about a girl and is shocked when his character literally comes to life.

One of my friends loves this movie so I've been intending to watch it since I heard about it.

Ghost Writer
I saw the trailer for this movie on the DVD for another movie and it's been stuck in my head ever since. I really want to watch it because it looks fantastic.

What are some of your favorite movies with writers and/or publishing?