"Eat Pray Love" hits theaters on August 13, but the soon-to-be blockbuster is only the latest movie to feature a writer as its main character. Because it's always fun to see your own world reflected in the movies, we get especially excited when we watch a movie that features an author or other bookish kind of person in a leading role. To celebrate that, this is the first of two features about book people in movies. Here, we've collected some of the best movies that have authors (that's book writers -- we're not including the legions of movies about journalists or screenwriters here) as their main characters. Which are your favorites? And which movies did we (inevitably) leave off the list?
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