Films about books

Here is some beautiful whimsy for you to end the week.  The film-maker, Luís Azevedo has produced this wonderful montage about the beguiling quality of bookshops and libraries.

I only recognised a few of the films in the clip.  According to Beyond The Frame, they are:

  • 84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
  • The Big Sleep (1978)
  • You’ve got Mail (1998)
  • Dan in Real Life (2007)
  • Notting Hill (1999)
  • The Ninth Gate (1999)
  • Desperado (1995)
  • Patriot Games (1992)
  • Autumn Tale (1998)
  • Obvious Child (2014)
  • Hugo (2011)
  • Funny Face (1957)
  • Rushmore (1998)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1999)
  • Never Ending Story (1984)
  • Matilda (1996)
  • Liberal Arts (2012)
  • When Harry Met Sally (1989)
  • Crossing Delancey (1988)
  • Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
  • The Color of Pomegranates (1968)
  • The Book Thief (2013)

Now there’s a list to work through, if ever I saw one!

If you fancy a bit more of this stuff, check out this other film, also by Azevedo – this time on the subject of books in the films of Wes Anderson.  Another compelling watch! 🙂


Copyright:  as Beyond The Frame states on their YouTube sites, they do not own the rights of the movies used for the videos referenced in this post.  Nor do I.  However, I believe the clips fall under the definition of ‘fair use’ (covering purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research) in relation to both UK and USA copyright law.

6 thoughts on “Films about books

  1. What a great montage! So clever how all the different clips tell the story, and the music makes it perfectly clear with almost no words.

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