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Film on Film
List creator: DGood
Created on: February 10, 2008 - 12:23 AM PST
Description: Films focused on movies, the history, the industry, the creation

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This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2005)
Not Rated
  Excellent documentary on the film rating system
Lost in La Mancha (2002)
  Sad, but interesting tale of Terry Gilliam's attempt to make a doomed film
Indie Sex (Special Edition) (Disc 1 of 2) (2007)
Not Rated
  Independent Film Channel's series on sex in the movies
The White Diamond (2004)
Not Rated
  Documentary of a unique effort to study and film the rain forest canopy using a specialized airship
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
Not Rated
  The evolution of film in the 60's and 70's
8 1/2 (Criterion Collection) (1963)
  Famous Fellini fictionalized autobiography of a director in the midst of a troublesome film
Ed Wood (1994)
  Strangely heart-warming tale of one of the world's worst film makers
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Not Rated
  Brilliant dark-humoured drama of a fading silent film star Norma Desmond (played by Gloria Swanson) - a must for classic film and noir fans.
Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
  Interesting blend of fact and fiction about Murnau's filming of Nosferatu and it's enigmatic star Max Schreck
Incident at Loch Ness (2004)
  Funny, satirical faux documentary about Werner Herzog documenting the Loch Ness monster
Chaplin (1992)
  Story follows the life and work of Charlie Chaplin, with details drawn from his autobiography
Gods and Monsters (1998)
  Fictional character study of infamous early horror film director James Whale, best known for Frankenstein.
Cat's Meow (2001)
  Dramatization of a historcial incident involving Charlie Chaplin, Marion Davies and silent movie producer Thomas Ince during a pleasure cruise hosted by William Randolph Hearst.
Cradle Will Rock (1999)
  Fact-based fiction about theater, art and American politics in the 1930's with some prominent film figures as characters - Orson Welles, John Houseman, Marion Davies & William Randolph Hearst
Hollywoodland (2006)
  Fictionalized version of the mysterious 1959 death of actor George Reeves, best known as TV's Superman. Not an outstanding film, but some interesting Hollywood history tidbits.
The Player (1992)
  Scathing, cynical comedy from Robert Altman about a Hollywood film executive (Tim Robbins) and his increasingly sinister lifestyle
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
  Non-linear David Lynch work with much movie industry commentary, open to interpretation of course in typical Lynch fashion
Cecil B. Demented (2000)
  John Waters romp about a rogue gang of guerilla film makers & peculiar tribute to great film directors
CQ (2001)
  Roman Coppola (son of Francis Ford) tale of an aspiring film maker working on a Barbarella-style sci-fi flick in 1960's Paris - cute and stylish
Barton Fink (1991)
  Cohen brother's tale of an aspiring playwright lured to 1940's Hollywood to write wrestling movie scripts, good historical bits and Cohen twists, but somewhat uneven story
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  A feel-good musical, yes, but the plot does focus on the transition from silent film to talking pictures
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  Alright, mostly just a zany good time, but one of the few films that comes close to the truth of the early transition in LA from public transportation to the freeway system.
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
  Woody Allen yarn about a movie character coming to life off-screen in the 1930's
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
  Steve Martin black-and-white comedy that blends in clips from old classic noir films into the plot - expect Humphrey Bogat, Barbara Stanwyck, Ingrid Bergman & more, but not too much from the film.

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