Last night's special edition of Ebert and Roeper was fascinating, and based on an interesting concept: the best films about film and filmmaking. The two critics broke these films down by category--films about directors, about writers, about producers, etc. Though the two came up with some excellent films in each category, I was surprised by some ommissions. In "films about writers," my first choice would be Sunset Boulevard. As for films about directors, the first one that comes to my mind is The Stuntman. I do applaud, however, the inclusion of The Player in a category involving, as I recall, films about the industry. I'd be interested in other people's thoughts. NOTE: Though based on the comments in a television show, this post is about the films themselves--or, rather, about those that didn't get mentioned.