Let’s face it — blank pages can be daunting. They can either be a writer’s worst enemy or very best friend. Writer’s block, after all, can be the least interesting and exciting part of the process. Long before hitting that groove, having to overcome the mountain of just figuring it all out can take much longer than actually getting the words onto the page. Time and time again, however, the same dilemma has been depicted and romanticized on the big screen.
From Charlize Theron in “Young Adult,” Jack Nicholson in both “The Shining” and “As Good As It Gets” to more recently, Bryan Cranston in “Trumbo,” it’s simply an age-old dilemma that films can’t just seem to get enough of.
In “Writer’s Block – A Supercut,” creators Ben Watts and Ivan Kander have edited together an electrifying variety of scenes from a grand total of 53 films, condensing the glorious agony in a concise four minutes. Naturally, we see the different characters attempt to tread the uncertain waters of writer’s block, all set to a soundtrack that resembles something like the rhythm of fingers against a keyboard. Oh, they make it look so easy.
Check out the fun supercut above. It might even make you feel productive.