Vincent Macken has wriiten his magnus Opus but nobody will publish it. To prove to the publishers and his detractors that his novel is great, he decides to live out the story of his novel. ... See full summary »
Vincent Macken has wriiten his magnus Opus but nobody will publish it. To prove to the publishers and his detractors that his novel is great, he decides to live out the story of his novel. He hires a filmmaker to help him document his experiences on video. When he has documented most of his novel on video, he decides maybe it should be a movie instead. Written by
George Clooney, Kenneth Brannagh, Melanie Griffith, Chazz Palminteri, Bryan Singer, Warren Beatty, Catherine Deneuve, Jean Reno and Annette Benning appeared in the movie as unwitting cameos. See more »
Low Budget DV feature with unwitting cameos from George Clooney and Melanie Griffith.
As a piece of Cinema, "The Book that Wrote Itself", is unremarkable. The most interesting aspect of the film is the undeniable independent filmmaker spirit. It's easy to sit back and analyse a piece of work as either good or bad, if a Hollywood flick with a budget of millions is truly awful, where does the blame lie, answer, in the machine that is Hollywood, chances are the people involved will get another crack at the whip. When a low budget film is truly awful it generally means that the filmmakers career is over before it has begun. It takes a lot of courage to make a low-budget film, at the very least "The Book that Wrote Itself" is an honest attempt to create cinema. Bravo, for effort, I hope the filmmakers' get another shot.
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