I'm sure that even the biggest bookworm likes to remove their nose from behind a book every once and a while to watch a movie. While movie adaptations of books are well and good, everyone knows a book lover who hates adaptations that don't follow the book by the page (and what movie really does?) While some of these films are adaptations, most of them are just for lovers of books. When you're looking for an excuse to eat some popcorn, one of these movie might be worth checking out.
x). In my opinion, this is Disney at its best. The score is done by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Also, if you listen carefully in "The Mob Song," you can hear a line from Macbeth ("screw your courage to the sticking place.")
x) and Meg Ryan actually worked there for a day to prepare for her role in this film. In the movie, Meg Ryan's character references a few children's books, including Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild, Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace and Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl.
Starring Sean Connery, this film follows sixteen-year-old Jamal, who dreams of a being a writer. A writer named William Forester lives in his neighbourhood, and Jamal accepts a dare to sneak into his apartment. After he accidentally leaves his backpack in Forrester's apartment, he finds it later, with his notebook full of editorial notes. Jamal writes an essay for Forrester and begins to spend more time with him. Under his tutelage, Jamal's writing improves and he enters a competitive writing contest. He learns more about Forrester's writing career and what lead him to become so reclusive. I first saw this movie in my Writer's Craft class in high school. It's directed by Gus Van Sant, who also directed Good Will Hunting.