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Bookish films January 19, 2007

Filed under: Miscellaneous — Kim @ 10:40 am

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!


Shakespeare in Love

The pillow book

The book and the rose

The book group

The book that wrote itself

Stone reader

The day they came to arrest the book (TV)

The Jane Austen Book Club

For want of a book

The incredible book escape (TV)

The reading room

The reading room (TV)

The librarian, quest for the spear

The library Rose


Dead poets society



Thanks to Sharon, we can add one to the list: Fahrenheit 451



10 Responses to “Bookish films”

  1. Sharon Says:

    I think the best movie about books of all times was Farenheit 451!

  2. Karmon Says:

    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)

  3. lisa Says:

    The Ninth Gate – Roman Polanski

  4. kimbooktu Says:

    According to this article on the Internet Movie Database ( 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.

  8. Katia Says:

    The name of the Rose – Umbero Eco

  9. Katia Says:

    Sorry, The Name of The Rose, the movie made by Jean-Jacques Annaud from a book by Umberto Eco

  10. warningdontreadthis Says:

    You must see finding forester 🙂

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