Monday, May 23, 2011

On Movies - author, author

Films about writers is this week's On Movies theme at The Bumbles blog. Since women are generally over looked in film both as strong leading characters and in filmmaking, I'm going to focus on films about writers who are women. Here's a list of some acclaimed films and personal favorites:

Iris (2001)  Author: Iris Murdoch  Starring: Kate Winslet and Judi Dench

The Hours (2002) Author: Virginia Wolf  Starring: Nicole Kidman

Henry & June (1990) Author: Anais Nin  Starring: Uma Thurman

Miss Potter (2006) Author: Beatrix Potter  Starring: RenĂ©e Zellweger

Out of Africa (1985) Author: Karen Blixen/Isak Dinesen Starring: Meryl Streep

An Angel at My Table (1990) Author: Janet Frame  Starring: Kerry Fox


The Gal Herself said...

Out of Africa is a great choice. I forgot that Karen actually wrote her memoirs ... I only thought of her as a lady farmer. Thanks for reminding me.

kaye said...

I loved out of Africa and Miss Potter. The rest (except The Hours) look intriguing. Thanks for stopping by today

Kwizgiver said...

I don't know An Angel At My Table--I'll have to look it up!

Great list!

karen-holmes said...

iris is such a good movie...i keep meaning to see Miss Potter (thank you for the reminder). thanks for a great list!

(thanks for such an inspirational comment today - coming from you, i take it as a significant compliment!)

Nicole said...

I love Kate Winslet...will have to check out that Iris movie. I am familiar with The Hours but never watched it.

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Anonymous said...

The only one I've seen in Ms. Potter and it was such a sweet movie.