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20 famous writers who came alive on film

As ‘The End our Tour’ hits theaters, EW looks back at 18 other films that gave authors their due on the big screen

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The End Of The Tour

Terence Davies’ A Quiet Passion, in which Cynthia Nixon definitively sheds Miranda Hobbes’ sharp stilettos and modern New York cynicism as Emily Dickinson, hits theaters Friday.

In honor of the beloved poet’s inaugural onscreen appearance, we’ve compiled a list of movies about famous writers — some of them faithful biopics, some of them wildly imaginative fictionalizations. Break out the dictionary, because you’re in for the most literary movie marathon of all time.

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