25 best movies about books

The Shining (1980)

Truth be told, The Shining is more a film about the absence of a book, rather than an actual tome – Jack Nicholson's troubled writer Jack Torrance decamps with his family to the ill-fated Overlook Hotel to overcome a case of writer's block. Fortunately, his sabbatical is very productive, with Jack churning out page after page – though the fruit of his labours is a bit repetitive…

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