Tuesday Talkback: Good movies about writers

Yesterday I railed against spec scripts about screenwriters, but every now and then there's a good movie about a writer. Here's your place to present your counterarguments. What movies about writers were actually pretty good?

My favorite is probably Misery. Here, James Caan's writing profession is mainly used an an entry into the real theme - obsession - as a novelist finds himself a prisoner of his "number one fan."

Interestingly, Sunset Blvd. also deals with a writer held prisoner in a manner of speaking, also by a somewhat unbalanced woman.

There are a couple others that are certain to come up in comments, but as I'm not over the moon for a few likely suspects, I'll leave them for more determined fans to discuss.