Opinion Piece: ‘Are we the writers we see on the Big Screen?’ by Amber Koski

What does it mean to say “I’m a Writer”? The writer persona is expansive and always influenced by the opinions of the world, at large. Here’s just one quick thought on how writers are presented by Hollywood.

Words, Pauses, Noises

InterviewsHere at Words, Pauses, Noises we see ourselves as an open forum offering comprehensive topics for our Sunday posts. This week we have an opinion piece by Amber Koski on the writerly persona conveyed by Hollywood cinema. ‘Are we the writers we see on the Big Screen?’ is not a cinematic analysis of the films cited in the article, rather it is a compilation of stereotypes noted in the films. This article is one opinion but aims to raise awareness of the stigmas the writer may encounter from non-writers, that writers try to evaluate why they might act, respond, and feel the way they do about their career, their craft. 

 

Are we the writers we see on the Big Screen?

By Amber Koski

We can’t deny that movies about writers glorify things we find false about the writing life and glamorise aspects of our profession in rather inconsiderate ways…

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