Re: The art and excitement of writing

Pierre J. Gregoire (
Tue, 27 Apr 1999 05:54:55 -0700 (PDT)

Although not specific to writing, a very inspiring look at creativity and
systems thinking is presented in "Mindwalk" Paramount, 1990, Sam Waterston,
Liv Uhlman, & John Heard.

Harold David Rennie wrote:

> On Mon, 26 Apr 1999, gfedak wrote:
> > Second, I have a journalism instructor who is looking for a program
> > about the "art and excitement" of writing to help motivate his
> > students. Most of what I am finding is technical how-to information or
> > a myriad of authors discussing their views of writing. While these
> > serve composition and literature classes well, this instructor is
> > looking for something less genre-specific and more motivational in
> > nature. Any leads will be appreciated.
> In feature films, try either
> _Train of Dreams_ directed by John N. SMith, and produced by National
> Film Board of Canada (I don't know who distributes it in the U.S.--John
> Sirabella, any suggestions?)
> or
> Padre Padrone
> or
> Reuben, Reuben
> all for very different reasons, but all very much about the excitement of
> writing.
> In documentaries, might I recommend _Where Is Here?_, also from the
> National Film Board. The scenes where a journalist from the city lives on
> a family farm, takes part in farm life and repays the family by weaving
> their words into a written piece are among the highlights of this work.
> Again, I don't know who distributes this in the U.S.; the NFBC office in
> New York could tell you, I'm sure.
> Harold Rennie
> Halifax, Nova Scotia
> NFB staffer 1980-1996

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