Following the dismal reception of his latest play, Little Mary, J.M. Barrie meets widowed Sylvia and her four young sons in Kensington Gardens. He proves to be a great playmate and surrogate father figure for the boys, and their imaginative antics inspire him to write a play about boys who do not want to grow up.
Author PL Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.
The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
Sybylla Melbyn is the eldest daughter of an impoverished New South Wales farming family. Bold and determined, Sybylla dreams of succeeding as an acclaimed writer. But in a time of sexist ignorance and bigotry, Sybylla has frequent clashes with procrustean conformists. Based on the 1901 novel by Stella Maria Miles Franklin.
Director Jane Campion presents this bio-pic about Janet Frame (Kerry Fox), who overcame childhood electroshock therapy to become one of New Zealand's finest writers.
A culinary legend provides a frustrated office worker with a new recipe for life. The true stories of how Julia Child's life and cookbook inspired fledgling writer Julie Powell to whip up 524 recipes in 365 days and introduce a new generation to the magic of French cooking. A delicious comedy about joy, obsession and butter. Bon appetit.
In November, 1959, the shocking murder of a small-town Kansas family captures the imagination of Truman Capote, famed author of Breakfast at Tiffany's. With his childhood friend Harper Lee, writer of the soon-to-be published To Kill a Mockingbird, Capote sets out to investigate, winning over the locals despite his flamboyant appearance and style. When he forms a bond with the killers and their execution date nears, the writing of In Cold Blood, a book that will change the course of American literature, takes a drastic toll on Capote, changing him in ways he never imagined.
The story of 19th century poet John Keats and his fleeting and often troubled relationship with his friends daughter Fanny Brawne.
When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with a beautiful woman starts the words flowing like never before.
Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds ranging from Mark Twain and Charles Dickens to Henry James and Sigmund Freud, namely: who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare?
In this stirring drama, a brilliant author with writer's block befriends an African-American boy, newcomer Jamal, whose writing talents are buried beneath a bad attitude. An unlikely friendship is born, and with the encouragement of his new mentor, Jamal accepts a place at a top school, where the relationship takes an unexpected turn.
In this outing from the people behind Being John Malkovich, the real and fictional intertwine in a story about an explosive bid for survival between a blocked screenwriter and his talentless, but successful, twin brother. A writer whose life careens out of control when he starts writing himself into his screenplay.
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.
When charismatic English professor John Keating arrives at a strict boys academy, his unconventional teaching methods breathe new life into the curriculum steeped in tradition. With his wit and wisdom, Keating inspires his students to pursue individual passions and make their lives extraordinary.
When Rory Jansen publishes his first book it is that rare, once in a generation event that takes the literary world and the public imagination by storm. Friends breathlessly recommend it, critics rave about it; it's everywhere - from book clubs, to airplanes, to college campuses. With a voice that's fresh, and a wisdom about life that somehow seems to be timeless, Rory becomes an instant literary star. Charismatic, talented, intelligent, the young author seems to have it all: a beautiful life, a loving wife the world at his fingertips - and it's all because of his words. But whose words are they? And whose story is this, after all?
Fifteen-year-old William Miller realises his dream when he is given a writing assignment by Rolling Stone magazine and goes on the road with the rock band Stillwater.
Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.
Baz Luhrmann's spin on the tragic Parisian love triangle is a celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and, above all these, love. The film stars Nicole Kidman as the consumptive courtesan Satine; Ewan McGregor as her lover, Christian; and Richard Roxburgh as the jealous Duke. Featuring spectacularly staged hit songs from the 1970s and 1980s; this unconventional musical earned two Oscars and six nominations.
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