Scribblers on Celluloid: The List

Posted: November 11, 2014 in Scribblers on Celluloid
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We’re getting closer, folks. Clearly I have been lax in getting started on the never-ending blog series “Scribblers on Celluloid.” Well heck, I’ve been busy, okay?


If you’re wondering (all three of you) exactly what the deuce I’m babbling about, take a peek HERE for the details and come right back (that’s right, just click on the word HERE…or even THERE).

Okay, everyone back? So then.

It has been suggested that (while I procrastinate further) I supply a list of the proposed movies up for review. It’s a long list, and I’m not sure what will be gained by it, but here it is. Keep in mind that many of these may not make the final cut.

500 Days of Summer; 7 Psychopaths; 8-1/2; 84 Charing Cross Road; 20,000 Days on Earth; A Closed Book; A Face in the Crowd; A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints; A Man for All Seasons; A Mighty Heart; A Murder of Crows; A Pure Formality; A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries; Ace in the Hole; Adaptation; Adult World; Alex & Emma; Almost Famous; American Splendor; An Angel at My Table; Angel; Anonymous; Another Woman; As Good as it Gets; Ask the Dust; Atonement; Author, Author; Bamboozled; Barfly; Barton Fink; Basic Instinct; Beautiful Dreamers; Beautiful Kate; Becoming Jane; Before Midnight; Before Night Falls; Before Sunset; Being Flynn; Bestseller; Blue Car; Bright Star; Broken Embraces; Burn After Reading; Call Northside 777; Capote; Carrington; Cartas a Elena; Castle of Blood; Certified Copy; Children of the Century; Chinese Coffee; Claire’s Knee; Closet Land; Cloud Atlas; Cole; Contempt; Crime Wave; Croupier; Da; Deathtrap; Deconstructing Harry; Delta of Venus; Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Eternity and a Day; Factotum; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; Fellini’s Casanova; Finding Forrester; Freedom Writers; Funny People; Gentlemen Broncos; Good; Halflight; Hamsun; Hannah and Her Sisters; Heart Beat; Hed Wynn; Hemingway and Gellhorn; Henry & June; Henry Fool; Her Alibi; His Wife’s Diary; House by the River; How to Kill your Neighbor’s Dog; Howl; Hunger; Hysterical; I Capture the Castle; I Remember Mama; Il Postino; Impromptu; In a Lonely Place; In the Land of Women; Infamous; Isn’t She Great; Iris; Joe Gould’s Secret; Julia; Just One of the Guys; Kill Your Darlings; La Discrete; La Dolce Vita; Leave Her to Heaven; Leaving Las Vegas; Limitless; Listen Up Philip; Love and Other Disasters; Love Streams; Manhattan; Martian Child; Me and Orson Welles; Midnight in Paris; Miss Potter; Missing; Moliere; Moulin Rouge; Mother; Motherhood; Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont; Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle; Murder of Crows; My Brilliant Career; My Favorite Year; My Left Foot; Naked Lunch; Nim’s Island; Nine; No Place to Go; Nora; Notre Musique; Numb; On the Road; One Day; One True Thing; Orange County; Orpheus; Pandemonium; Paperback Romance; Peep World; Permanent Midnight; Pinero; Poetic Justice; Possession; Priest of Love; Prick up Your Ears; Providence; Purple Violets; Quills; Raven’s End; Reds; Reprise; Resurrecting the Champ; Rich and Famous; Riding in Cars with Boys; Roman de Gare; Rowing with the Wind; Ruby Sparks; Russian Dolls; Salinger: American Masters – The Life of the Writer; Satansbraten; Scoop; Secret Window; Sex and Lucia; Shadowlands; Shadows in the Sun; Shakespeare in Love; Shattered Glass; Sideways; Sinister; Slam; Sleuth; Slipstream; Snow Falling on Cedars; Somewhere in Time; Something’s Gotta Give; Sophie’s Choice; Starting Out in the Evening; State of Play; Storytelling; Stranger than Fiction; Stuck in Love; Sunset Boulevard; Swimming Pool; Sylvia; Teacher’s Pet; Tetro; The Accidental Tourist; The Adventures of Mark Twain; The Answer Man; The Basketball Diaries; The Best Bar in America; The Best Man; The Bird with the Crystal Plumage; The Boys are Back; The City of Your Final Destination; The Dark Half; The Diary of Anne Frank; The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca; The Diving Bell and the Butterfly; The Door in the Floor; The Dying Gaul; The Edge of Love; The End of the Affair; The Flower of My Secret; The Front; The Front Page; The Ghost Writer; The Great Beauty; The Help; The Hoax; The Hotel New Hampshire; The Hours; The Last Station; The Libertine; The Lost Weekend; The Mask of Dimitrios; The Master; The Motorcycle Diaries; The Muse; The Night Listener; The Ninth Gate; The Paper; The Paperboy; The Passion of Ayn Rand; The Perks of Being a Wallflower; The Pillow Book; The Philadelphia Story; The Player; The Prize Winner; The Pumpkin Eater; The Raven; The Reader; The Rum Diary; The Royal Tenenbaums; The Singing Detective; The Shipping News; The Soloist; The Squid and the Whale; The Stoning of Soraya M; The Third Man; The Tiger and the Snow; The TV Set; The Vanished Elephant; The Whole Wide World; The Words; The World According to Garp; The Wrong Move; The Year of Living Dangerously; Through a Glass Darkly; Tom & Viv; Topsy-Turvy; Total Eclipse; True Crime; Twixt; Veronica Guerin; Vincent, Francois, Paul and the Others; Waiting for the Moon; Welcome to Sarajevo; White Lie; Wilde; Winter Passing; With a Friend Like Harry; Whisper of the Heart; Wonder Boys; World’s Greatest Dad; Young Adult; Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key; Zodiac; Zorba the Greek.

You still with me? Makes your eyes cross a bit, doesn’t it?

So there it is. In all its very long glory. I’d bet a nickel there are at least a few on this list you’ve never heard of. There are more than a few for me, and that’s what excites me. I am looking forward to watching these, certainly with a writer’s eye, but also for the pure discovery. I truly hope this is fun for all of us.

There are a few titles I did not include. These are the more obvious ones: The Shining, Misery, etc. Those missing few are movies I’ve seen many times and I don’t want to let myself off so easy. I may well return to them if I survive the list above. We’ll see.

Incidentally, if you’ve seen any of these please do not feel compelled to add commentary about the films. Seriously—don’t do it. As I said, they may not all make the cut, and if they do the films you saw may not find their way into this blog for two years or more.

That’s it for now. I can’t think of any more less creative ways to put this thing off, so I hope to have the first movie, Julie & Julia, viewed and reviewed in the next week…or so.

Now off with you, I have other things to avoid doing.

  1. jamesrovira says:

    Thanks for posting the list … I’m interested in movies like these too and may troll Netflix for them now :).


  2. jamesrovira says:

    PS Il Postino will make you want to quit writing novels and start writing poetry :).


  3. […] forward, I will likely detour liberally from the original list. There are far too many movies, and far too little time to view them all and present them here. I […]


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