Writers on Film


The Adventures of Mark Twain
About writer Mark Twain. With Frederic March and Alexis Smith.

Agatha
About writer Agatha Christie. Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Vanessa Redgrave.

An Angel at My Table
About writer Janet Frame.

The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning fall in love and sparks fly in real life and in their poetry. Starring Norma Shearer, Fredric March, and Charles Laughton.

Becoming Colette
About the writer Colette.

Beloved Infidel
This passionate love story is based on the real-life romance between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Hollywood columnist Sheilah Graham. Starring Gregory Peck and Deborah Kerr.

The Diary of Anne Frank
Directed by George Stevens, this is the true story of Jewish refugees hiding in WW II Amsterdam. With Shelley Winters, Millie Perkins, Lou Jacobi.

84 Charing Cross Road
Helene Hanff (Anne Bancroft), a writer, and Frank Doel (Anthony Hopkins) are lifelong friends who never meet in this unique comedy-drama based on a true story.

Henry and June
The writer Ana´s Nin (Maria de Medeiros) is a young woman in 1930s Paris whose husband is slowly defecting from art to working in a bank, leaving her very bored. When the then-unpublished Brooklyn writer Henry Miller (Fred Ward) enters her life, she embarks on a journey of seduction and sexual exploration that eventually leads from the writer to his wife, June (Uma Thurman), who finances her husband's life in Paris so he may praise her beauty in his writing.

Impromptu
In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frederic Chopin (Hugh Grant) is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand (Judy Davis). With Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters.

Long Day's Journey Into Night
The autobiographical story of Eugene O'Neill's early years.

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
About the writers: Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, Edna Ferber, Robert Sherwood, George S. Kaufman, Alexander Woollcott, Franklin P. Adams, Heywood Broun, etc.

My Left Foot
About the writer Christy Brown. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker

Out of Africa
Sydney Pollack's 1985 multiple-Oscar winner is a sumptuous and emotionally satisfying film about the life of Danish writer Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep), better known as Isak Dinesen, who travels to Kenya to be with her German husband (Klaus Maria Brandauer) but falls for an English adventurer (Robert Redford).

The Passion of Ayn Rand
About the writer Ayn Rand. Helen Mirren is sharp and intense as the demanding, often icy Rand, playing down her striking features to become severe and plain. Eric Stoltz brings an insidious mix of charm and calculation to Nathaniel, a sycophantic devotee who espouses the gospel of intellectual honesty while compromising himself at every turn. Peter Fonda and Julie Delpy are the wounded spouses who endure their open affair.

Shadowlands
About writers C.S. Lewis and Joy Gresham. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger. Director: Richard Attenborough.

Tom and Viv
About writer T.S. Eliot. Starring: Willem Dafoe, Miranda Richardson.

Wilde
About writer Oscar Wilde.

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