This week's Monday Movie Meme from the Bumbles should be my shining moment. They have asked us about movies that feature or spotlight books, libraries or other literary topics. (Not to be confused with movies adapted from books, mind you.) Of course, I should be able to rattle off a dozen from the top of my head, but my head has gone missing these days, so there is that. Here are my paltry few. Please feel free to jolt my memory:
1. The Outsiders, featuring "Gone With the Wind" - I love the story of The Outsiders, and I love Gone With the Wind. Add them together, and the idea of a street punk reading and obsessing over this chunkster is a beautiful thing.
2. Inkheart, where you can be "read" into a novel - don't let it's target audience of tweens and teens put you off. The book (and the series) as well as the movie is very clever.
3. Capote, where Truman Capote is collecting research for his book "In Cold Blood" - I actually watched this movie twice in a row, I was so taken with it. It may have something to do with the fact that ICB is one of the best true crime novels of all time, but also Phillip Seymour Hoffman was amazing to watch.
4. Twilight, featuring Bella's favorite book "Wuthering Heights" - I know I'm pushing it here. I remember WH being mentioned in the book, and I am assuming it is mentioned in the movie as well, but can't remember. I'm not willing to watch the movie to see for sure. But it figures that a girl who never smiles and her mouth is always hanging open that this would be her favorite book.
OK let me have it. I know I have missed some obvious ones, that I haven't listed here or were already used by the Bumbles.