11 Fascinating Close-Ups Of Diaries And Journals In Movies

Private pages full of character clues.

1. Cruel Intentions

Sebastian’s (Ryan Phillippe) journal, which exposes Kathryn (Sarah Michelle Gellar) as a cruel bitch.

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2. Bridget Jones’s Diary

Bridget is nothing without her records of her weight, alcohol units, cigarettes, and times Mark Darcy pisses her off.

3. Heathers

Veronica’s diary, full of big, angry, scribbly words.

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4. Mean Girls

The famous Burn Book, of course.

5. The Life Aquatic

Steve Zissou’s notebook.

6. Harriet the Spy

Images from one of Harriet’s many notebooks, one of which gets found, exposing her thoughts to her classmates.

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7. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

A shot of Alexis Bledel’s notebook.

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8. Dracula (1992)

Jonathan Harker’s journal, a solicitor working to manage Dracula’s estate.

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9. Bottle Rocket

Dignan’s (Owen Wilson) detailed notebook of plans for his life with his brother Anthony (Luke Wilson).

10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Tom Riddle (aka Lord Voldemort’s) diary which was actually a horcrux.

11. The Notebook

Allie’s handwritten story she gives to Noah to read to her in hopes of remembering their younger days.

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