Movies about books , not movies based on a book

yoyobon_gw

I have just begun watching The Bookshop on Amazon Prime and am enjoying it very much.

It appears to be a British made film which won honors in 2018. It is really delightful .

Has anyone seen it ?

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sheri_z6

Yoyo, in a funny coincidence I read about that movie in the Acorn DVD catalog just yesterday. I haven't seen it, but the description says it's based on the book by Penelope Fitzgerald. I know I read that book ages ago, but unfortunately I don't remember much about it. Enjoy!

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vee_new

I also have read The Bookshop. I remember it being rather sad. I didn't realise it had been turned into a film.

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skibby (zone 4 Vermont)

Thanks for posting this Yoyo. I saw the movie too and just loved it. So I ordered the book ILL. Didn't like it one bit and scrapped in only a short way in. Go figure.

Are you looking for recommendations or are you telling us about that one?

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vee_new

The first film that came to mind was 84 Charing Cross Road about both books and a book shop. Yoyo you have probably seen it.

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yoyobon_gw

Yes Vee, and liked it very much.

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socks

I watched that movie, and it was sad.

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Lisa McCoy

So, You on netflix is also interesting. It is not completely about books but still a great watch, TW- serial killer and some graphic images

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vee_new

How about Notting Hill? OK so it is a rom-com but Hugh Grant, he of the floppy hair and boyish charm, does run a travel book shop, even if the 'plot' doesn't hang about the stacks too much.

Please say some of you saw it way back in '99.


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yoyobon_gw

Of course ! What's not to love about Hugh ! I also liked his very nasty character in Bridget Jones' Diary, but the person in that movie can causes serious sighs is Colin Firth :0)

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annpanagain

I bought the DVD of "Easy Virtue" just to see Colin Firth dance the tango again after seeing the movie on TV. Serious sighs, indeed!

It is on YouTube if you missed the movie.

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dedtired

How about You’ve Got Mail? It’s about the owner of a little independent bookstore vs a big chain bookstore. And everybody falls in love in the end and all is well. Just like real life, right?

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merryworld

Not a movie, but have you seen the TV series Black Books? It's a British sitcom about a curmudgeonly bookshop owner. Austenland is another (very) light rom-com with Jennifer Coolidge.


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