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wilberfan

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The Best Movies About Making Movies
« on: December 11, 2017, 11:20:40 PM »
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A resonably good list.  pleased to see "Boogie Nights" on there.  Would you add anything?

http://www.slashfilm.com/the-best-movies-about-making-movies/
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Re: The Best Movies About Making Movies
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 11:38:20 PM »
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No list would be complete without The Player (1992). The Big Picture (1989) is fun. I also like S.O.B. (1981).

One that really works for me that I find generally underrated is Barry Levinson’s What Just Happened? (2008). It’s satire but also pretty realistic, down to the little things in the background like post-it notes on DeNiro’s dash reminding him to schedule ADR. The final scene’s send up of the director character’s film-school-level art film pings my funny bone so hard. The (surprise) cut chosen to screen at the premiere has come down to a battle of wills and DeNiro's reaction as the producer is gold.



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Re: The Best Movies About Making Movies
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 11:49:11 AM »
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Someone quoted it the other day, but:


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Re: The Best Movies About Making Movies
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2017, 01:28:10 PM »
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A few I have soft spots for:





And one that I think is a legit masterpiece:

Now you're in the *spoiler* place.

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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2017, 02:05:59 PM »
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If docs count, Lost in La Mancha and Hearts of Darkness should be on there too.

I wonder if Bowfinger holds up...I remember loving it.

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Re: The Best Movies About Making Movies
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2017, 07:23:23 PM »
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Cecil B Demented
The Other Side of the Wind
Contempt
Beware of a Holy Whore
Home Movies
Day For Night
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Re: The Best Movies About Making Movies
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 07:33:12 PM »
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If docs count, Lost in La Mancha and Hearts of Darkness should be on there too.

I wonder if Bowfinger holds up...I remember loving it.

I tried watching Bowfinger again recently.  Didn't hold up too well for me.   And Hearts of Darkness is one of my favorite docs ever.
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