Hannah is a book editor and she must work with her former rival Ryan to help a potential writer find her way. However, life seems to have other plans for Hannah as Angel Anthony reminds the duo about the miracle of Christmas and the value of community.
Romance novelist Liam Bradley (Dylan Bruce) has already found massive success with three books written under the pen name Gabriel August, but he's mysteriously unknown to his legions of readers. With his first book written as a way to heal after a broken relationship, Liam has slowly become disheartened with writing strictly for romantic fantasy, something evident to a sweet, but honest, journalist who reviews books, Sophie Atkinson (Amy Acker), whom he meets by chance on a plane. The two begin a tentative relationship in Sophie’s home town of Portland, Oregon, where Liam has come to find inspiration for his newest entry. Liam’s agent puts him on the spot with a long-planned reveal of Gabriel August’s true identity, but Sophie doesn’t know of his public persona. The longer Liam avoids telling her the truth, the deeper a hole he digs for himself. Will their romance survive once his true identity comes to light?
Book editor Max Normane can perfect anyone’s story apart from her own. Highly successful but highly single, she comes up with a novel plan: a publication in exchange for a sperm donation. But will she get her happy ending?
When Jennifer makes a home delivery for a customer, she finds the recipient has been murdered. She soon realizes that the victim's cold-blooded demise is a re-enactment of a murder in a classic mystery novel.
Randy reads excerpts from his new book, but not before going on lengthy tangents on veganism, artistic expression, Gumtree and so much more.
Nate Shepherd, late 40's, and Jenny Sparks, early 30's, meet in a fancy New York eatery. Complete strangers who have had a rotten day, waiting for their better halves, they reveal to one another that they are going to meet new people tonight. They quickly realize they are waiting for each other. When Nate loses his girlfriend (after getting fired from his cushy job at an ad agency) and Jenny loses her boyfriend to a drug overdose, Nate's girlfriend suggests that they should move in together as friends to split the rent and ease each others pain. As their friendship grows into something more, their relationship becomes a loving but complicated experience.
In Novel City, Thornton revisits her 1983 film Adynata, which explored questions of the Other through what Thornton has termed an "Orientalist spectacle" that was "intended to bring about a critical self-response, a simultaneous attraction and repulsion that provoke an instance of cultural self-awareness." In her new work, Thornton confronts the economic and cultural transformation of contemporary China, evoking a new spectacle of capitalism run amok. Thornton shoots from her window of the Jin Jiang Hotel in Shanghai, the site of Mao's 1972 meeting with Nixon, and projects images from the earlier movie, creating a layered landscape of alienation and dislocation. - Description from EAI
A shocking expose on new methods of artistic inspiration.
Documentary about Roman Polanski's film adaptation of the 1891 novel TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES by Thomas Hardy
"People of the Graphic Novel" is a playful introduction to the history of an art form: from the first "funny pages" to seminal artists including Will Eisner and Art Spiegelman.
A stilted male writer, Brian, is paired with a more carefree female associate to try to improve their stories. Meanwhile, he allows a sexy girl-friend to go away frustrated, and he shyly slides through other opportunities for relationships. Two major subplots arise: Brian's career path and his social life.
A documentary about film director Luchino Visconti
Bold, provocative, and highly experimental, Cache Girl Saves the World introduces a new medium for literary fiction: the 'novel in visions,' which combines audio of the novel's text with still photographs of some of its action, packaged in DVD format. The novel tells the story of Ta'li, a young runaway whose Cherokee ancestors died on the Trail of Tears. Searching for peace for herself and the world, Ta'li finds herself in the swamps of Southern Illinois' Cache River, where, with the help of the Swamp Asp and the legendary Big Muddy Monster, she embarks on a daring quest to bring her vision of empathy, empowerment, unity, social justice and ecological wisdom to a humanity seemingly bent on self-destruction.
Documentary about the reminiscence of Balzac's works, spiritually and scientifically the documentary shows the strenght of this important work of French literature through the years.
A writer tries to force his character into suicide, but the character fights back.
Based on true story of four friends who decided to take over the city. Giedrius is released after serving a long 12 year sentence for unlawful conduct he did with his friends while being a child.
About an aspiring author who wakes up from a 27-year coma as one of his country's finest authors, credited for a book he didn't write.
Young poet Tatiana comes to Moscow to enter the literary Institute. Capital meets her surly: first, a cheating taxi driver, then her trying to steal. Everything is changed by a chance meeting with a young architect Denis, who offered to drive a confused girl. A five-minute conversation in the car creates a miracle: two strange, not from this world-a poet and a hapless architect — understand that they have found each other. Here it is — happiness? But the heroes lose each other in the big city. For Tanya begins a black stripe. She does not enter the Institute and goes to work as a housekeeper.
Her publisher forces Marianne to rewrite the manuscript of a novel she wrote and burned in a fit of anguish. Her obsession with her story where the characters she creates murder her own husband becomes overwhelming. She comes to believe he is leading a double life and she imagines the worst. As a matter of fact, her husband Robert is leading a double life: every day, at noon, for a year, he has locked himself up in a small hotel room to also write a novel.
Raito Noberu no Tanoshii Kakikata (The Fun Way To Write a Light Novel) is a Japanese film based on the Toru Honda novel of the same name. It tells the story of student Yakumo Atae, who discovers that his classmate Tsurugi Yabusame is writer. After publishing her first light novel, Tsurugi is experiencing writer's block and Yakumo is enlisted to help get her writing again.
A miniseries adaptation of Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather and The Godfather, Part II.
Romanzo Criminale – La serie - is a television series Italian based on the eponymous novel by judge Giancarlo De Cataldo, and it is the second adaptation of the film Romanzo Criminale directed by Michele Placido. The first series quickly achieved cult status in Italy. This is the second fiction series after Quo Vadis, Baby? that was produced by Sky and broadcast on Fox Crime, Sky One and on Sky Arts with English subtitles in 2012. The series is set in about 1977-89 and follows a criminal gang in Rome that has a near monopoly of the city's heroin trade. Most of the characters use the Romanesco dialect. The gang is led by three old friends, Libanese, Freddo and Dandi. As well as its internal feuding, the gang has to deal with the Camorra and Sicilian Mafia that both supply its heroin, the police led by Commissioner Scialoja and the Italian secret services. The plotline is based on the Banda della Magliana of the 1970s-90s.
Toyotaka Yoshida is a novelist. He was the winner of a big writing prize in his past, but he has been in a slump since then. Toyotaka Yoshida feels the limit of his writing ability and is thinking about quitting. Around this time, he meets his Shuntaro Koyanagi who is his friend and editor and Haruka Sakura who is a fan.
Hawkins Falls, Population 6200 is the first successful American television soap opera. Sponsored by Unilever's blue detergent, Surf, the program began as a one hour comedy-drama on June 17, 1950, and ran in prime time on the NBC network until October 12, 1950. On April 2, 1951, the series was moved to a fifteen-minute daytime slot, where it was retitled Hawkins Falls: A Television Novel, and developed into a soap opera format. Hawkins Falls ran until July 1, 1955, making it NBC's longest running soap opera until The Doctors exceeded it in 1967. The town of Hawkins Falls was patterned after the real-life town of Woodstock, Illinois.
Sine Novela is a Philippine daytime soap opera aired on GMA Network which showcases old classic movies from VIVA Films turned into a mini-series. The show was stars and lead into an ensemble cast. On September 21, 2010 GMA Network declared that Sine Novela has officially canceled after 3 years of airing.
Era Uma Vez is a Brazilian telenovela produced and broadcast by Rede Globo in 1998. It was written by Walter Negrão and directed by Jorge Fernando.
Protagonistas de Novela is a television show in Spanish that has been produced since 2002 by Telemundo Network USA, based on the Protagonistas... franchise. Protagonistas de Novela has the same format and rules as Protagonistas de la Música, and that is because Protagonistas de Novela, a reality show where the winners are guaranteed a spot in a future Telenovela, was released before its musical version. Both shows are produced by Telemundo USA. The female winner of the show's first season, Millie Ruperto, has already participated in a soap opera, playing a boxing trainer, alongside Venezuelan superstar Gaby Spanic. The winners of the show's second in 2003 season were Mexican Erick Elías and Dominican Michelle Vargas. There are also versions of Protagonistas de Novela in Chile, Colombia and Venezuela. In Chile, the winners were Catalina Bono and Álvaro Ballero. In Colombia, the winners were Ximena Córdoba and Jaider Villa
Inspector Dario Maltese travels from Rome to the city of his birth, Trapani in Sicily, to attend his best friend's wedding. But tragedy strikes and he finds himself pulled into a murder investigation.