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A Night at the Movies

July 20, 2011

It’s the middle of July. It’s hot. You’ve dipped in the pool. You’ve sat in the shade. You’re one iced tea past your taste bud tolerance and it’s time to get back to writing. But, it’s so darn hot. Perhaps you’re feeling defeated and deflated, that it’s just too hot to do anything, even write. Your motivation needs some cooling fuel, some air conditioning for the creative mind. Maybe, just maybe… it’s time to watch a few movies about writers/writing so you can get back to your own creative cave.  

Here, in random order, are 25 funny and/or moving and/or depressing and/or light-hearted flicks about this creative vice we share. Cool off with a cold one, put the feet up, and enjoy a summer night (or afternoon or morning) with some potentially inspiring (or self-affirming) movies. 

Wonder Boys

Iris 

Barton Fink 

Sunset Boulevard 

Howl 

Misery 

Naked Lunch

Pandemonium

Sideways

Finding Forrester

The Squid and the Whale

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle

Capote

The Hours

Miss Potter

Becoming Jane

Sylvia

Adaptation

Gothic

Shakespeare in Love

Almost Famous

Deconstructing Harry 

Harriet the Spy

In Love and War

Secret Window

Enjoy!

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