Writers in Film Quiz

There are many movies that have writers as main characters.  Let’s see if you can figure them out.  Each movie title is worth 10 points and you have until Thursday night to submit your answers. I hide your answers until then.

Here are the rules… 1. Open to everyone.  Play once or every week, that’s okay.  I’m happy to have you here today.

2. No cheating.  No googling, other internet searches or looking at other commenter answers.  Yes, we’re going by the honor system

3. Your first answers will be the only ones accepted.

Last week’s Gage Quiz here.  Leaderboard here.

1. I mentioned this one in the movie meme yesterday.  The character CK Dexter Haven was writing a story about his ex-wife for a tabloid.  The Philadelphia Story (1940)

2. Diane Lane played a writer who moved to Italy and restored an old house in this movie based on a travel memoir.  Under the Tuscan Sun

3. The Secret Window (2004)

4. This movie about Harper Lee’s famous friend is the story of shocking Kansas murders.  Capote (2005)

5. Gwyneth Paltrow won an Oscar for her role in this film about the Bard.  Shakespeare in Love (1998)

6. Wonder Boys (2000)

7. REDRUM  The Shining (1980)

8. Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor both play writers in this romantic comedy.  Down With Love (2003)

9.  The Hours (2002)

10. In this romantic comedy Luke Wilson’ character hires Kate Hudson’s character to type his manuscript.  Alex & Emma (2003)

29 thoughts on “Writers in Film Quiz

  1. Bumble says:

    1 = The Philadelphia Story
    2 = Under the Tuscan Sun
    3 = Secret Window
    4 = In Cold Blood
    5 = Shakespeare In Love
    6 = Wonder Boys
    7 = The Shining

    I have no idea on the remaining 3 :0(

  2. Nise' says:

    1 The Phildephia Story
    2 Under the Tuscan Sun
    3 Something about a window
    4 Capote
    5 Shakespear in Love
    6 Wonder Boys
    7 The Shining
    8 Miss Potter
    9 The Hours
    10 ?

  3. Jo-Jo says:

    I think I know a couple of these:

    2.Under the Tuscan Sun
    3. The Secret Window
    7. The Shining
    8. Down With Love

    I know I should know a couple more but they just aren’t coming to me right now!

  4. StephanieD says:

    2. Under the Tuscan Sun
    3. I should know this by now – The Secret Window?
    4. In Cold Blood? Truman? There were two!
    5. Shakespeare in Love
    6. I know this too – on the tip of my tongue!!!
    7. The Shining
    9. The Hours
    10. Alex and Emma???

  5. softdrink says:

    I don’t know very many, but I LOVE #3, so I have to play. 😀

    1. The Philadelphia Story (?)
    2. Under the Tuscan Sun
    3. The Secret Window
    4. In Cold Blood
    5. Shakespeare in Love (?)
    6.
    7. The Shining
    8.
    9. that looks suspiciously like Virginia Woolf
    10.

  6. Calila says:

    1. The Philadelphia Story ?
    2. Under The Tuscan Sun
    3. The Secret Window
    4. In Cold Blood
    5. Shakespeare In Love
    6. Wonder Boys?
    7. The Shining
    8. Beatrix?
    9. The Hours
    10. Alex and Emma

  7. Jennifer Rayment says:

    1
    2 Under the Tuscan Sun
    3 Secret Window
    4 Capote or Infamous or In Cold Blood
    5 Shakespeare in Love
    6 its at the tip of my tongue but can’t think of it
    7 The Shining
    8 Miss Potter
    9 The Hours
    10

  8. Julie H. says:

    Here we go:
    1. The Philadelphia Story
    2. Under the Tuscan Sun
    3. Chocolat
    4. In Cold Blood
    5. Shakespeare in Love
    6.
    7.
    8.
    9.
    10.

  9. Margot says:

    I’m going to make a stab at some of these. The funny thing is that I’m a total blank on the ones with picture clues. You’d think I’d get those. Here are the ones I think I know:
    #2 Under The Tuscan Sun
    #4 In Cold Blood
    #5 Shakespeare In Love
    #8 The movie about Beatrix Potter
    #10 Alex and Emma

  10. candice says:

    1. Philadelphia Story (hearts)
    2. Under the Tuscan Sun
    3. secret window
    4. CAPOTE
    5. Shakespeare in Love (truly wonder)
    6. wonder boys (1 of my faves!)
    7. the shinning
    8. i saw this one, but can’t remember the name… loved the technicolor quality. can i claim “mommy-brain” and get 1/2 credit sympathy since you’re a new mom??? hee-hee
    9. hours
    10 ??.

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