Any good movies about making movies?

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  1. DennisP

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    I've found a few films that deal with movie making. Some of them are both funny and enlightning. Can anyone suggest additional films that deal with the movie making industry and the making of movies.

    Here are a few of the films that I've encountered that deal with this subject:

    The Player

    State and Main

    Get Shorty

    The Big Picture

    Anymore suggestions?
     
  2. JohnHN

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    The Stunt Man

    Day for Night

    8 1/2

    In a way, Singing in the Rain
     
  3. Kenneth Cummings

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    Yeah 8 1/2 would work, even so I yet to see it(need to get it). On a leser stances, Jay and Silent Bob's Strikes back ^^.
     
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    The Bad and the Beautiful

    Sunset Blvd.

    American Movie
     
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    The Blair Witch Project

    The Muppet Movie (sort of)
     
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    I'll back up Rain's suggestion of "American Movie" - it's not a film per se, but a documentary, but it's very very good.
     
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    While it's less about actual filmmaking than it is about the struggle to get a film seen by the public, I recommend RKO 281, the story behind the making of Citizen Kane. It's a great film about a great film. [​IMG]
     
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    Try “Living in Oblivion”. It’s the “Clerks” of filmmaking, in that it addresses the frustrations of low-budget production.

    -Christian
     
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    Boogie Nights deals with the adult film industry (from the 70's).
     
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    Bowfinger
    [​IMG]
     
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    Sullivan's Travels
    8 1/2
     
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    Barton Fink [​IMG]
    Shadow of the Vampire
    Forgotten Silver
     
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    Ed Woood

    --Anders
     
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    ...for instance - not necessarily "movies about making movies", but films that, to a greater or lesser degree, have the movie-making milieu as a background...
    ° The Cameraman (1928)
    ° Movie Crazy (1932)
    ° Two Weeks In Another Town
    ° Anchors Aweigh
    ° The Last Tycoon
    ° The Day Of The Locust
    ° The Big Knife
    ° In a Lonely Place
    ° A Star Is Born (1937)
    ° A Star Is Born (1954)
    ° Hollywood Canteen
    ° Hollywood Shuffle
    ° Bananas Is My Business (Documentary about Carmen Miranda)
    ° Gods & Monsters
    ° 8mm
    ° Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
    ° La Niña de tus ojos
    ° La Nuit américaine
    ...and lots more, I'm sure!...
    . . . [​IMG] . . .
     
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    Living in Oblivion is good, as mentioned.

    American Movie was mentioned, and what timing since today I rented some older movies on VHS and one of the previews for upcoming movies on the tape was for American Movie. After seeing the preview, I was going to go look for it tomorrow. Looks good.
     
  16. Julie K

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    Ben mentioned Forgotten Silver and I'm going to second that recommendation. You won't regret it.

    There's also:

    Cat in the Brain

    Predators from Beyond Neptune (this is great and why isn't it on DVD?)
     
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    Shadow of the Vampire
     
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    Another vote for:
    AMERICAN MOVIE
    ~Rob
     
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    It's probably been 25 years since I've seen it, but I remember Truffaut's Day for Night (La Nuit américaine) as a great movie-within-a-movie. Unfortunately, I don't believe it's out on DVD yet.
     

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