I think this could be an interesting topic. :)
Do you have some examples from books which are mentioned in films, for example À Bout de Souffle: Jean Seberg reads Faulkners “The Wild Palms”.
Or is there a link where books in film are listed?
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“of mice and men " in lost .
Salinger’s “Cathcher in the rye” first popped in my head when I read the topic of this thread. The book appeared in a lot of films like Conspiracy Theory , Annie Hall, Big Fat Liar and Chapter 27 (of course).
Ahah nice picture Grey Daisies :)
I remember a passage from an Edgar Allan Poe short story in Vivre sa vie by Jean-Luc Godard (I think the short story was The Oval Portrait). Nice scene by the way.
In NASHVILLE, a copy of Faulkner’s LIGHT IN AUGUST can be seen in Barbara Jean’s hospital bed.
William Holden is reading THE YOUNG LIONS in SUNSET BOULEVARD.
Ringo Starr is reading ANATOMY OF A MURDER in A HARD DAY’S NIGHT.
Another actor in A HARD DAY’S NIGHT is studiously reading a copy of SON OF MAD, moving his lips as he reads.
There’s a copy of THE TIN DRUM in George and Martha’s bedroom in WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF.
And I could swear there’s a copy of BOOKS IN PRINT on the shelves of a doctor’s office in MAGNOLIA.
Of course, there are hundreds of copies of Mao’s Little Red Book in Godard’s La Chinoise.
The Brothers Karamazov in Surviving Desire
Fincher’s Se7en is not known for its humor, but there’s a short scene that got a chuckle out of me. Somerset (Freeman) and Mills (Pitt) is reading author and titles of books borrowed by the villain. Mills is not well-read and not to bright as evidenced in this scene. He pronounces Marquis de Sade as “sharday” (like the singer) and then when he says, “Of Human Bondage,” he gives Somerset a look like could this be something? And Somerset quickly says, “Not what you’re thinking.”
A Farewell to Arms in Evil Dead II
Some Allusions in The New World. Turn on annotations.
More what you’re after: The Ordeal of Richard Feverel by George Meredith as used in Howards End (1992).
“The trees reared in mighty columns…
their tops still radiant in sunlight…
which, spilling down, went through the wealth of leaves…
dissolved at last in the darkness of the mossy earth.
Their color slowly faded from out of the flowers.
But their scent lingered to honey the air he breathed."
Leonard Zelig wanted to read Moby Dick in “Zelig”.
the canterbury tales & divine comedy in se7en
at the end somerset quotes from hemingway’s for whom the bell tolls
Grarcia-Marques’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude” makes an appearance in “The Rules of Attraction.”
Bed and Board
Annie Hall – Ariel by Sylvia Plath
Pierrot le Fou – Velasquez
“I was reading a book the other day”
That’s a porn star.Sasha Grey. Wtf?
Rustic: She’s quite well read, from what I hear. After Soderbergh’s Girlfriend Experience, Grey played a version of herself on HBO’s Entourage. I don’t doubt she could school me in the finer points of Fear and Trembling.
In GONE WITH THE WIND, Olivia de Havilland starts reading aloud from what seems to be an abridged copy of DAVID COPPERFIELD.
In THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER, Margaret Sullavan has a copy of ANNA KARENINA that she uses as a signal for a blind date.
In THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST, William Hurt uses a copy of MISS MACINTOSH MY DARLING as a way to keep fellow travellers from bothering him.
There’s also that Bible in Robert Donat’s pocket that stops a bullet, in THE 39 STEPS.
the necronomicon in army of darkness :p