Live Poll: Movies About Authors

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Which of these movies about authors is your favorite?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls044779760/

https://www.imdb.com/poll/zzoF5uQmWh4/
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Are you sure you want to mix movies about real authors (like Tolkein) and ones about fictional ones?  Either way, sugg: 
Funny Farm

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Also, I really want to see Shadowlands, lol!
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I would agree there are plenty of movies about of movies about authors, as it stands, there will be plenty of omissions, This suggestion works better either being split into two or choosing between fictional or real-life. I think the better movies are the fictional ones, the real-life tend to be bit more depressing like, The Glass Castle (2017) .
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good list, but as you say 'plenty of omissions'...(as an author myself, i try to watch as many films about authors as possible...)

it actually might be a good idea to separate the real from fiction, giving you two polls instead of one...

but anyway you go, i could give you a list a mile long...but two i desperately suggest to add...

'multiple sarcasms' with timothy hutton...and 'chinese coffee' with al pacino (my all time favorite movie...)

and i do agree with narnia...'funny farm' should definitely be there as well...

great poll idea paok...peace...

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I would specify real-life in the question to define the scope. I also think
Genius (2016) is debatable as Max Perkins's is a book editor. Is a book editor an author? if the answer is yes, The Editor (I) (in development) would be another future option for the poll. Jackie O's Publishing Day Job to Be Chronicled in Film 'The Editor' |
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Likewise, your split off poll Poll Suggestion: Movies About Authors has the same title and asks the same question, Which of these movies about authors is your favorite?. I would specify fictional in the question and title in that poll suggestion to define the scope. Otherwise, poll takers are left to guess what you are trying to do or even worse confused.
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Shakespeare in Love (1998)
The Hours (2002)
Out of Africa (1985)
Wilde (1997)
Quills (2000)
Henry & June (1990)
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Becoming Jane (2007)
Mary Shelley (2017)
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All the suggestions added!
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Great suggestions, Peter!
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FYC:

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
The Invisible Woman
My Left Foot

Naked Lunch (This is only semi-autobiographical and also surreal so I don't know if it really fits)
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love 'mrs. parker'.... own it and watch it often....

great choices fruit....
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Thanks, rock. 
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I noticed a typo: Discuss the list here!
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Please, pretty please, lol, add a note that the only poets who are included are those who also wrote prose. 'Maybe something like "Because there wouldn't be room for all the movies about poets, only poets who also wrote a significant amount of prose are included." Otherwise, it seems dismissive of poets. 

When I recast my poll about poets, I'll link it to this poll. 
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hey fruit....hope all is well...not for nuthin' but....i just released an album that i really think you would appreciate...it's called 'futility's last request' and it's available at cdbaby... spoken word...mostly prose...a few songs as well....best of all, inexpensive (ha)....anyway....just thought you might find it interesting....peace always....rocky
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hey, very cool! congratulations! At the end of September when I received my first paycheck since the end of the spring semester, I'll definitely check it out. I put it on my to-do list but feel free to remind me toward the end of September. 

Until then, bravo!

Btw, good to hear from you. : )
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Thanks, Paok. :). You just made a poet sitting among rejection letters very happy, lol. 
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A Quiet Passion

While Dickinson was a prolific poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly 1,800 poems were published during her lifetime
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