Kurosaki (Ren Osugi) is an erotic novelist who uses his editor and a hired model to act out scenarios in his living room he will use for inspiration in his writing. His wife Shizuko (Yôko Hoshi) calls him a pervert but we soon learn that what bothers her is that she feels her husband has intellectualized his carnal desires and she feels physically neglected. Shizuko tries to make him jealous, or simply goes after what she desires with someone else. At first she brings home a Caucasian English teacher but soon zeros in on her husband's editor after witnessing his accomplished S&M rope tying technique. Kurosaki's first response is anger, then forgiveness, then he decides to use the affair as inspiration for his current work in progress. He demands that his editor continue the affair and recount all the sordid details to him. He slaps his editor upside the head, then forgives him and offers him a drink each time before they get to work.
A writer struggles to think of an idea for a short film but then has a sudden revelation.
John Vandermark (Cumming) has taken in a struggling writer, Sebastian St. Germain (Boreanaz), who overstays his welcome. When John discovers that Sebastian has simply been using him, he turns the tables on his young tenant in an effort to make him work off his rent debt. When Sebastian dies accidentally in the process, John tries to make it up to him by helping him get his book published posthumously. When the book is published, John can't help but take credit for the work of genius... and Sebastian comes back to haunt him.
Carlos writes crime novels but since the death of his wife he has been suffering from writer's block. When his publishing company sends an assistant at his house to help him overcome this difficulty, Carlos believes he might have another shot at love. Terrified by the idea that this new opportunity might escape, he decides to keep her with him at all cost.
The short film is a poetic interpretation of the writer's mental journey during the writing process. The writer, played by Bryan Cranston (AMC’s Breaking Bad), creates a woman in his mind, played by Lela Edgar, while working on his next script.
Heather Kurtman, bestselling relationship author wants out of her contract with her soon to be ex-husband & publisher. Unexpectedly falling for her editor only complicates the situation.
Past her prime and afflicted with a severe case of writer's block, a veteran songwriter finds new inspiration in a bird that takes up residence outside her home.
Evelyn Ward and David E.M. Croft have less than a week to bring the cast and crew of a BAFTA winning short back together before losing BBC funding. They won a BAFTA, the BBC want them, but they all hate each other (Classic waste of our license fee).
A novelist is haunted by a murderer obsessed with the game Truth or Dare. (On IMDb, the director compares this to "Secret Window," so I bet you can guess where this ends up.)
A British propaganda expert goes to Hollywood to solve a CIA murder mystery - but his cameraman has other ideas.
The Big Daddy of televised comedy sketches, Sid Caesar had millions of Americans holding their sides and howling at his uproarious antics and those of his inspired sidekicks--Imogene Coca, Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, and Howard Morris. These are compilations of fan favorites--digitally remastered to be as crisp as they were in the 1950s. "The Fan Favorites" includes gems from the heyday of live TV, as well as interviews with writers and actors, including Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and Neil Simon. 3-3/4 hours on 3 cassettes or 3 DVDs. Set 1 features live gut-busters from "Your Show of Shows" and "Caesar's Hour", including 18 of Caesar's own favorite sketches, plus revealing interviews with contemporaries, including Mel Brooks and Neil Simon. Three digitally remastered volumes: "The Magic of Live TV, Inside the Writer's Room," and "Creating the Comedy". Almost 4 hours on 3 cassettes or 3 DVDs.
This short focuses on the job of the screenwriter, who adapts a story into a screenplay. It is his screenplay that is transformed into the movie we see at theaters. An original story may come from literary agents or studio story editors. Novels and plays also provide story ideas. Some screenwriters became directors and producers. Others even became studio production heads such as Darryl F. Zanuck and Dore Schary. - Written by David Glagovsky
Man paints 'This house to let' and then the film is reversed.
This absorbing documentary chronicles the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck through interviews, authoritative commentary and archival material. The literary titan led a remarkable life, from his childhood in California's Salinas Valley to his later years in the coastal fishing town of Monterey. Toiling as a field hand during his youth, Steinbeck subsequently penned sensitive portrayals of poor laborers in his timeless novels.
This short showcases composers and lyricists of songs that are now considered standards of American popular music. For several of these song writers, this is their only known appearance in a theatrically released film.
The writer's life of Ray Bradbury.
Although he won the world's top literary prize, Steinbeck never lost his own sense of inferiority. Playwrights Edward Albee and Terrence McNally, as well as Steinbeck's widow and son, offer their special insights on the man and his work.
Oscar nominated documentary short from 1969
Andrew Marr explores the lives and works of the Scottish writers who helped define a national identity over the last three centuries.
Suzuka Nagami is a beautiful third-year middle school student who has excellent grades and is the student council president. She wrote a novel about a little sister who dotes on her older brother, and the novel wins a light novel award. After they discuss the matter, Yuu is the one who debuts as a proxy light novel author instead of Suzuka, under the pen name Chikai Towano.
Three Acts of Murder is a 2009 Australian TV movie. It is based on the true life story of how author Arthur Upfield inadvertently inspired The Murchison Murders.