We get all kinds of excellent questions at the Reference Desk here at the Main library. Recently a caller asked,
I can think of three great movies based on books written by women. They are Giant (Edna Ferber), To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee), and Gone with the Wind (Margaret Mitchell). Can you tell me some other ones?
We librarians love this kind of question and had a wonderful time coming up with answers. These will probably not all meet your definition of "great movies," but we thought of a pretty wide range of titles:
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath | 1979 film directed by Larry Peerce, starring Marilyn Hassett and Julie Harris