Wednesday, June 25, 2008

For the Love of Grace Kelly

(If You Want to Write...)
Watch some good movies, for crying out loud! Great movies almost always feature some spectacular writing. Who knows? Maybe your penchant for dialogue will turn screenwriting on you. Here are some of my faves.

Charlie Bartlett (R)
The Philadelphia Story (NR, MUST SEE)
The Women (Sexist, or nonsexist? NR)
Under the Tuscan Sun (PG13, more for the scenery & emphasis on travel writing)
To Catch a Thief (NR; love, love, love Grace Kelly)
All About Eve (NR; Steve Kugler quotes this one a million times in his book and I had to see what he was talking about... omygosh, so good.)
The Holiday (PG13; best rom-com on earth)
What Women Want (PG13; 2nd best rom-com on earth)
Ladies in Lavender (PG13; is it the writing, or lack thereof?)

ALSO! Kevin Alexander was just blogging over at about how Mad Men is the best TV show on for writers. I've never seen and am anxiously waiting for the DVD to come out next Tuesday.

AND! Freelance Writing Camp is on hold while I take a day off. Taking a day off of summer, I know, I appreciate the irony. But nevertheless.

1 comment:

Melissa Walker said...

Rear Window... she is AMAZING in Rear Window. Great list!