Movies about writers/writing

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  1. ifightaliens

    ifightaliens Rookie

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    So I'm thinking of bribing my creative writing class with a film for exceptional behavior during my observation next week (actually I'm probably doing it anyway, because benchmarks are next week and no one's going to want to do work before the break). Any groovy movies that would fit the creative writing motif?
     
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  3. Mrs. K.

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    Finding Forrester is a good one - just watched it again the other day.
     
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    Freedom Writers?

    My daughter liked that one.
     
  5. Anne wmcosuvamu

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    Miss Potter -- a movie about Beatrix Potter, author of Peter Rabbit, starring Renee Zewellger, rated PG

    Alex & Emma -- a romantic comedy about a struggling writer and his stenographer, rated PG-13

    The only other ones I can think of are rated R. :(
     
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    What about Dead Poet's Society? That one is PG.
     
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    Akeelah and the Bee is not about writing, but about spelling. It is wonderful for all grades.
     
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    Love this one. Students like it a lot and you can talk about spelling, reaching goals, family, resilience, whatever.
     
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    I second Freedom Writers. Fantastic movie.
     

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