I did a Google search for: “best movies about writers.”

It was just curiosity. And the top result was for a list of 10 compiled by writer Nicole Bianchi on her website!

If you’re a veteran writer, or an aspiring writer…or just love movies…go check out her page.

Two of those movies are big favorites of mine: Almost Famous and Finding Forrester. I have them both on disc. Finding Forrester stars Sean Connery as a writer who knocked it out of the park on his first attempt then became a recluse. He’s got a guy who runs his errands, he throws his mail in the trash, wears his socks inside out and is abrupt to the point of rudeness.

Rob Brown co-stars. Their paths cross and Forrester tutors the 16-year-old inner-city boy in the art of great writing. It’s constantly banging around on cable TV and when I happen to come across it, I watch. It’s great stuff. Mr. Brown had no acting experience at all. And his first time was with Connery! That he did so well amazes me; I would have been completely intimidated, not only by the distraction of the process of making a film, but also by Connery.

Here’s a tip of the hat to Ms. Bianchi for her wonderful top 10 list of movies about writers. Go check it out.

 

About Michael McKown

Journalist, specialty magazine editor/publisher for 22 years, entrepreneur, co-founder of America's largest working dog organization, producer/director, and co-founder of Ghostwriters Central in 2002.