Because of a comment that was made about the film “84. Charing Cross Road” recently, I started to wonder about ‘bookish’ films. By this, I do not mean books that have become a movie. There are some films that are about books, writers, libraries or reading. And yes, some of them are based on book. Like 84. Charing Cross Road. (A nice link for the fans.)
I have tried to find as much movies I could. The best one of all times must be “Dead poets society”. I have all the books mentioned in the film. Another movie I liked a lot was Sylvia, about the life of Sylvia Plath. I will sum up other movies I found below. If you click on them, you will be redirected to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) for more information. If you know them, or know of one I have not mentioned, do not hesitate to post it in the comments!
The day they came to arrest the book (TV)
The incredible book escape (TV)
The reading room (TV)
The librarian, quest for the spear
Thanks to Sharon, we can add one to the list: Fahrenheit 451
I think the best movie about books of all times was Farenheit 451!
Farenheit 451 was the first film that came to my mind as well.
The Princess Bride – grandfather is reading the book to his sick grandson.
Big Fish – focus is on story telling (rather than bound print materials)
The Ninth Gate – Roman Polanski
According to this article on the Internet Movie Database (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0360556/) a remake of Fahrenheit 451 will come out this year.
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It’s not exactly a movie ABOUT books, but “Les Miserables” is about an illiterate man whose life is running strangely parallel to that of the hero of the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo.
In the film the original novel is being read out loud to the main character. He respects books and reading and wants to learn.
It is one of the most amazing movies I’ve ever watched. Thought I’d throw the title into the varied mix here.
The name of the Rose – Umbero Eco
Sorry, The Name of The Rose, the movie made by Jean-Jacques Annaud from a book by Umberto Eco
You must see finding forester 🙂