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Saving Mr. Banks, 2h5
Directed by John Lee Hancock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Historical, Musical
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about films, Films about writers, Films about families, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Mise en scène d'un scénariste, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Ruth Wilson

In 1961, the financially strapped author Pamela "P. L." Travers reluctantly travels from her home in London to Los Angeles to work with Walt Disney at the urging of her agent, Diarmuid Russell. Disney has pursued the film rights to her Mary Poppins stories for twenty years, having promised his daughters that he would produce a film based on them. Travers has steadfastly resisted Disney's efforts because she fears what he would do to her character. However, she has not written anything in a while and her book royalties have dwindled to nothing, so she risks losing her house. Still, Russell has to remind her that Disney has agreed to two major stipulations - no animation and unprecedented script approval - before she agrees to go.
Leaving Las Vegas, 1h52
Directed by Mike Figgis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about films, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Mise en scène d'un scénariste, Erotic thriller films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands, Valeria Golino, Richard Lewis, Steven Weber

Ben Sanderson (Cage) is a Hollywood screenwriter whose alcoholism costs him his job, family, and friends. With nothing left to live for, he moves to Las Vegas to drink himself to death. As he drives drunkenly down the Las Vegas Strip, he nearly hits a woman, Sera (Shue), on the crosswalk. Sera chastises him and walks away. Sera is a prostitute working for an abusive pimp, Yuri Butso (Julian Sands), a Latvian immigrant. Polish mobsters are after Yuri, so he breaks his relationship with Sera in fear that the Poles may hurt her. Yuri is murdered (off-screen) shortly afterwards.
Adaptation., 1h54
Directed by Spike Jonze
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Mise en scène d'un scénariste
Actors Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Cara Seymour, Tilda Swinton, Brian Cox

The self-loathing Charlie Kaufman is hired to write the screenplay for The Orchid Thief. Kaufman is going through depression and is not happy that his twin brother Donald has moved into his house and is mooching from him. Donald decides to become a screenwriter like Charlie and attends one of Robert McKee's famous seminars.
The Muse
The Muse (1999)
, 1h37
Directed by Albert Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Mise en scène d'un scénariste
Actors Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell, Jeff Bridges, Mark Feuerstein, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

After winning a lifetime achievement award, esteemed screenwriter Steven Phillips (Brooks) has a rude awakening. Steven believes the award has no real meaning, but it does—it means his career is over. His studio has reneged on his contract and told him he's gone cold, saying he's "lost his edge." A junior exec (Mark Feuerstein) tells Steven his new script is dull and to be off the lot by 5 p.m.
State and Main, 1h45
Directed by David Mamet
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about films, Mise en scène d'un scénariste
Actors Alec Baldwin, Charles Durning, Clark Gregg, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Patti LuPone, William H. Macy

Havoc is wrought on the inhabitants of a small New England town by a troubled film production. After the leading man's penchant for underage girls gets them banished from their New Hampshire location, the crew relocates to the small town of Waterford, Vermont, to finish shooting "The Old Mill".
Barton Fink, 1h56
Directed by Frères Coen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Mise en scène d'un scénariste
Actors John Turturro, John Goodman, Michael Lerner, Steve Buscemi, Judy Davis, John Mahoney

In 1941, Barton Fink's first Broadway play, Bare Ruined Choirs, has achieved critical and popular success. His agent informs him that Capitol Pictures in Hollywood has offered him a thousand dollars per week to write film scripts. Barton hesitates, worried that moving to California would separate him from "the common man", his focus as a writer. He accepts the offer, however, and checks into the Hotel Earle, a large and unusually deserted building. His room is sparse and draped in subdued colors; its only decoration is a small painting of a woman on the beach, arm raised to block the sun.
Sunset Boulevard, 1h50
Directed by Billy Wilder, Charles C. Coleman, Gerd Oswald
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Noir, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about television, Mise en scène d'un scénariste, Films about psychiatry
Actors William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Fred Clark

At a Sunset Boulevard mansion, the body of Joe Gillis floats in the swimming pool. In a flashback, Joe relates the events leading to his death.
8½
(1963)
, 2h18
Directed by Giulio Paradisi, Federico Fellini, Lina Wertmüller
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about films, Les fantasmes, Films about sexuality, Mise en scène d'un scénariste
Actors Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, Rossella Falk, Barbara Steele

Guido Anselmi (Marcello Mastroianni), a famous Italian film director, is suffering from "director's block". Stalled on his new science fiction film that includes veiled autobiographical references, he has lost interest amid artistic and marital difficulties. As Guido struggles half-heartedly to work on the film, a series of flashbacks and dreams delve into his memories and fantasies; they are frequently interwoven with reality.
Permanent Midnight, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about films, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Mise en scène d'un scénariste
Actors Ben Stiller, Maria Bello, Elizabeth Hurley, Jay Paulson, Owen Wilson, Peter Greene

Approaching the end of a drug rehabilitation program, Jerry Stahl (Stiller) quits his job at a fast food restaurant on an impulse when an attractive woman named Kitty (Bello) pulls up at the drive-through window. The two check into a motel, where Jerry tells her about his life in between bouts of sex. A series of flashbacks, intercut with their conversations, details his working life to this point.
Contempt
Contempt (1963)
, 1h43
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Mise en scène d'un scénariste
Actors Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance, Fritz Lang, Giorgia Moll, Raoul Coutard

American film producer Jeremy Prokosch (Jack Palance) hires respected Austrian director Fritz Lang (playing himself) to direct a film adaptation of Homer's Odyssey. Dissatisfied with Lang's treatment of the material as an art film, Prokosch hires Paul Javal (Michel Piccoli), a novelist and playwright, to rework the script. The conflict between artistic expression and commercial opportunity parallels Paul's sudden estrangement from his wife Camille Javal (Brigitte Bardot), who becomes aloof with Paul after he leaves her alone with Prokosch, a millionaire playboy.
The Dying Gaul, 1h45
Directed by Craig Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Animation
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Mise en scène d'un scénariste, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Campbell Scott, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Robin Bartlett, Kelli O'Hara

In 1995 Hollywood, novice screenwriter Robert Sandrich has written an autobiographical script inspired by his lover's death by AIDS-related cerebral tuberculosis. It impresses both studio executive Jeffrey Tishop and his wife Elaine, but for commercial reasons Jeffrey is willing to greenlight the project only if Robert changes his protagonist from Maurice to Maggie and shifts the focus of his plot from gay to straight people. Robert initially refuses to compromise his principles, but when Jeffrey threatens to make the film without his participation, he decides to accept the $1 million paycheck he's been offered and make the requested edits.
Slipstream
Slipstream (2007)
, 1h36
Directed by Anthony Hopkins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about films, Mise en scène d'un scénariste
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Christian Slater, John Turturro, Camryn Manheim, Jeffrey Tambor, S. Epatha Merkerson

Felix Bonhoeffer, un scénariste, vit entre deux mondes : le monde réel et celui qu'il a développé dans son esprit au fil du temps. Il n'a pas conscience qu'il vit au bord d'une ligne depuis des années et qu'il est sur le point de la franchir. Il se trouve donc perplexe lorsque, engagé pour remanier l'histoire d'un meurtre situé dans un café désert, des personnages du film qu'il est en train d'écrire apparaissent dans la vie réelle et vice-versa. Et alors qu'il essaye tant bien que mal de vivre sereinement entre ces deux mondes, des références à des chansons et à des films de science fiction des années 1950 se mêlent soudain à son quotidien, sélectionnées de manière aléatoire par sa mémoire...
In a Lonely Place, 1h34
Directed by Nicholas Ray, Earl Bellamy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Feminist films, Films about domestic violence, Mise en scène d'un scénariste
Actors Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid, Jeff Donnell, Art Smith

Dixon "Dix" Steele (Humphrey Bogart) is a down-on-his-luck Hollywood screenwriter who has not had a hit "since before the war." While driving to meet his agent, Mel Lippman (Art Smith), at a nightclub, Dix's explosive temper is revealed at a stoplight along the way in a confrontation with another motorist that almost becomes violent.
Holiday for Henrietta, 1h58
Directed by Julien Duvivier
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about films, Mise en scène d'un scénariste
Actors Dany Robin, Michel Auclair, Michel Roux, Hildegard Knef, Louis Seigner, Henri Crémieux

Deux scénaristes doivent écrire une histoire pour un nouveau film. Leurs inspirations contradictoires vont faire vivre des situations rocambolesques à leurs deux héros, Henriette et Maurice…
Suspension of Disbelief
Directed by Mike Figgis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller
Themes Films about films, Mise en scène d'un scénariste
Actors Sebastien Koch, Emilia Fox, Eoin Macken, Lotte Verbeek, Rebecca Night, Frances de la Tour

Un scénariste (Koch) est obsédé par la mort d'une jeune femme (Verbeek)…