Words and Pictures is a 2013 American drama film directed by Fred Schepisi. Croyden is an upscale college preparatory school in Maine that hires teachers for their advanced courses who are accomplished professionals. Jack Marcus is a writer and poet who teaches the advanced writing class. He's a good teacher who inspires his students. He demonstrates how some carefully chosen words and phrases can stimulate the listener's imagination to produce vivid mental imagery. One particular grievance of his involves the way in which young developing minds have been hijacked by the tedious distractions of modern technical gadgetry.