Sunday, May 22, 2011

Movie Monday

This week's movie topic is all about Writers...
Share movies that feature writers, authors, poets and scribes,
linking back here to the Bumbles.

All the President's Men. It's a story of two journalists on the case of their lives. In the scenes that show them at work, Woodward is the reporter, concerned about being comprehensive, while Bernstein's passion is as a writer, telling a complex story as clearly as possible. That difference in writing style adds to the dramatic tension.

Capote. In Cold Blood and To Kill a Mockingbird are two of my favorite books, two stories that could only be set in the US. Though the tales they tell couldn't be more different, the narrators' voices are similar and as familiar as a soft, Southern breeze. Of course. Because Harper Lee and Truman Capote grew up together, loved one another dearly, and -- as this movie reveals -- were more involved in one another's work than I knew.

Secret Window. As Capt. Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp has shown us that he can do wacky. But in this dark movie, based on a Stephen King short story, as an author accused of plagiarism, he does a mean bat shit crazy. Yet somehow he still makes bedhead and a ridiculous bathrobe sexy. One of the most eccentric performances in an eccentric career.

Julia. Fonda is Lillian Hellman (The Childrens Hour, The Little Foxes) and Jason Robards is her lover, Dashiell Hammett (The Thin Man, The Maltese Falcon). The fact that these two fabulous writers were lovers at all amazes me, and to see them portrayed by two such world-class actors is a treat.


  1. Love all of your choices! Excellent picks; Secret Window is always one of my fave JD movies, and All The President's Men is such a wonderful film!

  2. All the Presidents Men is the only one I've seen--I do love a good Redford movie. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  3. Julia almost made my list as well. Great selection you've put together.

  4. What a fun topic this week! There were so many choices!

  5. I want to see All the President's Men. It seems like a good movie and that is the only one that I am familiar with on this list aside from Secret Window.

    When I first started to write my post for this week's topic, I considered listing Secret Window too but I think I may have mentioned it already in a previous week for a different meme, so I thought "nah" I won't repeat it again, lol.....then I thought about "Sex and the City" but I didn't want to go there so I came up with some oldies but goodies that work for the author/writer topic.

    The Madlab Post

  6. Anonymous9:11 PM

    Can't believe I forgot about All the President's Men. Great pick!