What can I say about the movie Authors Anonymous that I haven’t already said? There have been several movies over the course of these recordings that I’ve loved. This was not one of them. The characters were just so unlikeable that it was hard to care about the struggles they faced.
The idea that one of the main characters becomes a published and successful author without being able to name a favorite author is disheartening. How could anyone who is a legitimate writer or even a lover of books have faith in that person's work? What if you read an interview with John Grisham, or Stephen King; in which they said something to the effect of “I don’t read other books.” Or, “I don’t have a favorite author”. All the heart would go out of their work. It would for me at least.
As an aspiring writer, the idea that Hannah is getting by on her looks is flat out horrifying. With literature, it should always be the subject matter that counts. We should be able to succeed based on the quality of the worlds we create. We shouldn’t be creating content just for the sake of creating content. We should be creating because we’ve found something true that we want to share with the world.
Movies like this present a problem for us as a podcasting group. We struggle to fill our time. We don’t want to have wasted the effort of watching the movie but it’s hard to find things to talk about when all you want to say is “I didn’t care for it” and then move on.
As always, we hope that you enjoyed this episode. Even if you were only moderately entertained by the podcast it would still be way more entertaining than the movie itself. As always, you can find us with the various information below or on the right-hand side.
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