10 responses to “5 movies that inspired my writing career”

  1. Tia Bach

    Great list. I need to watch these, as I have not seen a single one. Embarrassing, I know. Love today’s theme day.

    My 2nd Blogathon, and I’m loving it as much as the first. Thanks for all you do and the wonderful team you assemmbled.

  2. Jackie Dishner

    I think these movies were on every student journalist’s list. I saw the first three and loved them in high school and college. I’m no longer as woo-hoo about journalism as I was back then, though. I’ve become a different writer than I was or wanted to be back then, when I was seriously interested in politics. These days, politics mostly gives me a headache, and reporting on it wouldn’t interest me at all. But I hear you. Back then, I was all over an idealism about the profession. Do you think you still have that, Michelle? I’m not sure that I do, but I’m attending a Journalism Camp this month with SPJ and ONA, so it’ll be interesting to see if I get caught up in it again. I do love a good classroom setting. That, I can still be woo-hoo about.

  3. Mridu Khullar Relph

    I haven’t seen any of these! Thanks for mentioning them and now my husband and I won’t have to bicker over the next movie pick (we both love journalism-related movies).

  4. Beth Zare

    Oh and for those of us who are old enough to remember the movie Network “I am mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.”

  5. Jodi Torpey

    Great list, Michelle. All the President’s Men inspired me, too. Loved the addition of Almost Famous.

  6. Honest College

    Movies just straight up aren’t what they used to be. Advertising and marketing have kill em, but you listed some good ones.