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Ene 15, 2007, 11:52pm

one of my favorites is Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins as seen in the film 50 First Dates.

Dic 7, 2007, 8:08am

In "The Machinist" Trevor is reading The Idiot, Dostoyevsky.

Mayo 27, 2008, 3:53pm

Mrs. Tony Soprano (is it Carmela?) reading Memoirs of a Geisha in bed.

Jun 20, 2008, 11:44am

Rented the DVD of After Hours the other night. One of the opening scenes has the protagonist in a coffee shop reading Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer.

Ene 11, 2009, 8:20pm

In the famous Twilight Zone episode, Henry Beamis is reading David Copperfield.

Ene 15, 2009, 3:14pm

In G.I. Jane, the instructor, Master Chief Urgayle (Viggo Mortensen), has a huge pile of books on his table and is reading "Master and Commander" by Patrick O'Brian (yay!).
He also recites the poem "Self Pity" by DH Lawrence, and gives the book with the poem to "G.I. Jane" at the end (title?)

Jun 19, 2009, 10:03am

In From Russia With Love, James Bond is sitting on the train reading Eric Ambler's A Coffin for Dimitrios which interestingly enough is a spy thriller.

Editado: Ene 4, 2010, 3:17am

After watching Bull Durham for about the 20th time, I noticed towards the end that one of the coaches in the dugout during a rain storm is reading Mayan Wisdom Made Easy. No touchstone, so I'm not sure that this is even a legit book, but thought it looked interesting if it is.

Updated to add, the book is apparently phony. Who knew there is a Bull Durham trivia site to tell you these things? It still sounds as though somebody should write it.

Feb 28, 2010, 6:12pm

In You've Got Mail Tom Hanks' character is trying to read Pride and Prejudice at the urging of Meg Ryan's character and not having a successful go of it. Lots of eye rolling.

Abr 20, 2010, 1:13pm

I was watching a rerun of Clueless the other night. Several interesting books made an appearance. Cher's ex-stepbrother was reading something by Nietzsche, though I couldn't catch the title. Her gay guy pal was reading Junky by William S. Burroughs while in class.

Mayo 14, 2010, 8:46pm

In The Road, Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Therons characters have a copy of Lonely Planet New Zealand on top of their piano. I reckon it is because Mortensen was in NZ to shoot Lord of the Rings and now LOVES the place (who wouldn't?).

Editado: Nov 13, 2011, 9:04pm

Darn, wrong thread. Moving this one to the fake book thread. Amazing how many fake books there are in the movies. Somebody should actually write them.

Editado: Ene 25, 2012, 7:24pm

In the movie version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as Harry comes into the Leaky Cauldron a wizard his stirring his tea and reading A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking.

Sep 22, 2012, 11:40pm

In Dirty Dancing, the baddie has a copy of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Fitting.

Editado: Feb 10, 2013, 3:32pm

Spotted in the hands of Katie Archer's bored receptionist in The Birdcage, Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist.

Feb 12, 2016, 12:40pm

Just saw a terrific vampire flick Only Lovers Left Alive. As Tilda Swinton is about to fly, by night of course, from Tangiers to her depressed husband in Detroit, she's packing up a load of books and speed reading at the same time. Not all of them were in English, but two I could pick out were Infinite Jest and Don Quixote.

Feb 12, 2016, 12:49pm

In Withnail & I, Marwood (Paul McGann) reads Journey's end by R. C. Sherrif and packs up two Penguins in his suitcase, one of which is Huysmans' À rebours (Against nature).

Feb 12, 2016, 1:02pm

In Birdman, Edward Norton's character can be seen reading Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges. I found that a nice nod to the magic-realist nature of the film.

Feb 28, 2016, 1:45pm

Not visibly present, but mentioned in passing by Woody Allen's character -- A Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert in the movie Manhattan.

Editado: Mar 20, 2016, 10:02am

Sylvia Plath's Ariel in Annie Hall. Woody Allen's character tosses it aside when he visits Annie's apartment for a drink.

Oct 14, 2016, 4:35am

A lot of books in Captain Fantastic, the story of children intensively trained in a programme designed by their parents to produce strong and brilliant future citizens. Particularly noticeable: The Brothers Karamazov, Middlemarch, Lolita and Guns, Germs and Steel. The Joy of Sex also makes a significant appearance.

Ago 12, 2018, 9:29am

In the movie version of Sex and the City, Samantha is sitting on a beach reading a copy of The Secret.

Mayo 11, 2019, 8:31pm

In the closing scenes of Suicide Squad Harley Quinn is sitting in her jail cell reading Between the Sheets by Molly O’Keefe.

Jul 6, 2019, 9:21pm

In The Waterboy Henry Winkler is reading The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Coaching College Football._a fake book.

Editado: Nov 27, 2019, 9:10pm

In When Harry Met Sally Harry is laying in bed reading The Icarus Agenda by Robert Ludlum.

Ene 22, 1:29pm

Grace Kelly’s character in Hitchcock’s Rear Window was reading Beyond the High Himalayas.