Special Engagements: Movies for Writers

Movies are a modern vehicle to visualize a written story like no other medium. Discover how dialogue, costume, and scenery can move a story.

Reel in your fantasies....


Spring Dream
This season's movies are based on the ancient festivals of spring.

  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Costner)
  • A Knight's Tale (Ledger)
  • Pride and Prejudice (Knightly)
  • Kate & Leopold
  • Willow
  • The Hobbit 
  • The Saint
  • My Life in Ruins  
  • Short Circuit 
  • Gleaming the Cube (Slater)

Summer Time
Movies ignite our imagination and cool us down on hot summer nights.

  • Romancing the Stone
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Young Guns
  • K-9 
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Timeline  
  • The Expendables
  • Batman (Keaton)   
  • Pump Up the Volume (Slater) 
  • Divergent


Autumn Cider
Our souls see the natural cycle of life and death age as we head into chiller evenings.

  • The Lost Boys
  • The First Power
  • Flat Liners
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • Sleepy Hallow (Depp)
  • Dracula (Oldman) 
  • Star Wars
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer 
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 
  • Ghostbusters

Winter Frost
As the seasons come into the holidays, we find ourselves immersed in the mythological.

  • The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Prince Caspian
  • King Arthur (Ritchie) 
  • In Time
  • Sister Act
  • Die Hard 
  • My Cousin Vinny
  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • If You Believe


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