It’s been a long and strange week, and so rather than finding the brain power for today’s post, I thought I’d share my 4 favourite, beautiful movies about writers. There’s something about these that are a real comfort to watch, and full of emotion too. Have you seen them?
This stunning film follows J.M. Barrie as he finds the inspiration to write Peter Pan. With beautiful visuals, this movie shows the way the author’s mind works, the way his imagination conjures up mystical moments in the everyday. A fantastic film about a truly inspirational writer.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Based on the book of the same title, this film set on the island of Guernsey, is all about a love of books, of words, and of helping others. 5 years after the occupation of the island by Nazi Germans, author Juliet Ashton visits a group of people who read and loved her book during their illegal rendezvous. The setting is gorgeous, and the story one that’s full of bravery, hope, and curiosity.
Little Women is a literary classic, and the 2019 film portrays the March sisters and their lives wonderfully. Jo March has a passion for writing from the start, and this carries her passions throughout the story. Fiery, strong, and determined not to be defined by a man, marriage, or conventions, she is an idol for us all.
The Book Thief
I adored the book, and the movie is brilliant too. Set during the second world war, the story follows Liesel Meminger, who learns to read and discovers the joy of words. As the war progresses, Liesel uses her new love of words to tell stories, offering comfort to others at times of great fear.
What are your favourite movies about writers? Drop some suggestions in the comments below.