Our beloved Bumbles are such well-rounded folks. Not only are they all about movies, travel, baseball, photography and gardening, but they are avid book lovers too. And this week, with many book bloggers attending BEA in New York, Molly and Andy are quick to remind those of us left behind that we can always participate in Armchair BEA.
So with all those bookish thoughts, Molly and Andy turned their attention to movies about authors and writers. Of course, the Bumbles mentioned my favorite movie about an author, "Misery". But there are so many other choices! I definitely had to whittle down my list on this one. From my original list of a dozen films, here are my favorites:
1. The Shining - of course. You think I'd forget this one? All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
2. Sideways - I realize this movie is really all about wine, but part of the mid-life crisis experienced by Miles is caused by not being able to get his book published. I suspect after his wino road trip, he had plenty to write about.
3. Adaptation - This movie really touched my heart despite the fact that I really can't stand Nicholas Cage (but Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper are in rare form). There is alot going on with this plot, but at its core, it is about a passionless screenwriter attempting to write an adaptation of a non-fiction book. Just talking about it makes me want to watch it again...
4. Funny Farm - I was pissed that I forgot to mention this book last week when we were talking about farms, so here we go. Andy and Elizabeth pack up their life and move to Vermont so Andy can write the Great American Novel. But then all hell breaks loose. Absolutely hilarious movie, and one I refer to in my daily life.
5. Capote - Like Adaptation, this movie grabbed me by the hair, and I had to watch it multiple times. Capote was really an amazing guy (and wrote one of the best true crime novels of all time), and Phillip Seymour Hoffman did him justice.
Alright my bookish friends, this is right up our alley so let's have it!