Magazine movies

Magazine movies: Magazines often play a role in movies. As the setting (Sleepless in Seattle, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days) or with those spinning magazine covers that serve as a metaphor for time passing or someone getting famous. Adaptations from stories first appearing in magazines have also been the source of many movies, including my favorite of last year, Adaptation, for which Charlie Kaufman and his “brother,” Donald, received an Oscar nomination today. It is a uniquely magazine movie.

E-mail me any other movie titles you can think of in which a magazine plays a central part.

Later: I’ll keep a running list of submitted titles here.

The People vs. Larry Flynt (submitted by Blair, hmmm.)

[Will Sanford, a fan of rexblog (or should I say “the” fan of rexblog?), sent me some great films to add to this list. (With my comments in the parenthesis.) Thanks, Will.]

Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical tale of a young Rolling Stone writer.)

Personal Velocity (Greta’s husband, Lee, is a fact checker with the New Yorker)

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (About Dorthy Parker. We could do a list limited to New Yorker-related movies.)

L.A. Confidential (But I can’t recall, was “Hush Hush” a magazine or a newspaper?)

Perfect (Remember this one? Magazine reporter John Travolta meets aerobics instructor Jamie Lee Curtis.)

The Philadelphia Story, released in 1940, and a 1956 remake, High Society (Magazine reporter Jimmy
Stewart/Frank Sinatra covers Katherine Hepburn/Grace Kelly’s
wedding. You can figure out the rest. Thanks to Maggie for this pair.)

Bridges of Madison County (Clynt Eastwood as a National Geographic photographer who’s into more than covered bridges.)

Bright Lights, Big City (How could I have forgotten this movie with some magazine AND Nashville connections?)

I’ve decided to make this a permanent feature, so the list is now being maintained here.