Midterms are approaching. Midterms are stressful. What’s a good way to cope with stress? Movies.
Next Monday (February 27) at 6PM, Writing at Wesleyan is hosting a movie night! Come, take a load off, eat popcorn and spend a few hours watching a movie about writing (as opposed to, you know, actually writing).
Adaptation (2002). A lovelorn screenwriter turns to his less talented twin brother for help when his efforts to adapt a non-fiction book go nowhere. Starring Nicholas Cage and Meryl Streep.
Capote (2005). Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman), during his research for his book In Cold Blood, an account of the murder of a Kansas family, the writer develops a close relationship with Perry Smith, one of the killers.
Sunset Boulevard (1950). A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. Starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson.
Dead Poets Society (1989). English professor John Keating (Robin Williams) inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.
Finding Neverland (2004). The story of J.M. Barrie’s friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan. Starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet.
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