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robeiae
04-27-2008, 05:21 PM
I like movies about movies.

My favorites:

The Player
Singing in the Rain
Get Shorty

What are yours?

maestrowork
04-27-2008, 06:36 PM
Adaptation
Singing in the Rain
Get Shorty
The Player (Altman at his best)
Cinema Paradiso (not about making movies, but about the general love for movies)

Other favorites:

Boogie Nights (about the porn industry)
8 1/2 (Classic Fellini)
Purple Rose of Cairo (one of the few Woody Allen's films I actually enjoyed)
The Stunt Man (fantastic look at movie making and Peter O'Toole was the bomb)
Big Fat Liar (Paul Giamatti was great)


I wanted to like Hollywoodland and For Your Consideration but both fell really short.

Elliot Cowan
04-27-2008, 06:37 PM
The Muppet Movie.

Elaine Margarett
04-27-2008, 06:39 PM
A bit of a stretch but I'd have to say, Wag the Dog. <g>

childeroland
04-27-2008, 06:43 PM
The Dreamers

IceCreamEmpress
04-27-2008, 07:08 PM
Bombshell, a totally underrated Jean Harlow classic.

ChaosTitan
04-27-2008, 07:17 PM
I saw the thread title and immediately thought Swimming With Sharks. Brilliant film. Also Hurly Burly.

WendyNYC
04-27-2008, 07:19 PM
Swimming with Sharks and Barton Fink

Toothpaste
04-27-2008, 07:50 PM
I really like State and Main. Though many already listed also rock!

CDarklock
04-27-2008, 08:31 PM
Dude, you guys have so missed the boat.

Killer Flick (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0199685/).

WriteKnight
04-28-2008, 12:43 AM
Without a doubt "Living in Oblivion" and "State and Main". AS a filmmaker and a writer, both of these resonate as painfully accurate.

cletus
04-28-2008, 12:44 AM
The Muppet Movie.

This is the first one I thought of.

"Prepare the standard rich and famous contract."

Mr Flibble
04-28-2008, 12:46 AM
The Player and Ed Wood

Although Last Action Hero has a cheesy piss take charm.

donroc
04-28-2008, 02:14 AM
The Player, and a small film highlighting the eternal optimism of the screenwriter, forgot the title, maybe it was mentioned above, with Wuhl, Landau and Eli Wallach.

LIVIN
04-28-2008, 04:04 AM
Being John Malkovich
Lost in La Mancha
The Truman Show (close enough)

stc
04-28-2008, 04:49 AM
The Bad and the Beautiful

Loads of fun. Very well done.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044391/
http://www.avclub.com/content/node/5672

Dale Emery
04-28-2008, 05:13 AM
Without a doubt "Living in Oblivion" and "State and Main". AS a filmmaker and a writer, both of these resonate as painfully accurate.

No fair! Anything with Steve Buscemi or Philip Seymour Hoffman has an unfair advantage!

But I gotta go with American Movie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181288/), a surprisingly touching documentary about Mark Borchardt's dream to make a feature film.

Dale

triceretops
04-28-2008, 05:19 AM
Agree on the Truman Show and Ed Wood.

Tri

aonarach
04-28-2008, 05:30 AM
Paris When It Sizzles

sharonda.harris84
09-03-2008, 12:28 AM
My favorites:
Sunset Blvd. (I'm crazy about Billy Wilder!)
The Player

But my favorite line in films about the BIZ:

"The police? Wait, we don't have a permit. RUN!!!!" ---Ed Wood

Stew21
09-03-2008, 12:31 AM
I intended on also voting for Singing in the Rain.
Missed that one.

DagnyTaggart
09-03-2008, 12:34 AM
A bit of a stretch but I'd have to say, Wag the Dog. <g>

TOTALLY AGREE!

I also loved "State and Main"-- it was an all-star cast. I think it was generally overlooked? I didn't even know about it until TBS played it one afternoon.

stuckupmyownera
09-03-2008, 02:25 AM
Adaptation
Living in Oblivion
The Purple Rose of Cairo

Dammit, I'm gonna have to go watch those again now...

williemeikle
09-03-2008, 03:25 AM
Shadow of the Vampire - little known gem about the making of Nosferatu
Silent Movie - Mel Brooks at his most silly

GreenFriend
09-03-2008, 11:50 AM
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? I love that flick.

DagnyTaggart
09-03-2008, 10:45 PM
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? I love that flick.


Wow, good call! I forgot that could be included in this thread.

Shadow_Ferret
09-03-2008, 10:48 PM
This is like that mockumentary thread. Again, I've only seen, or heard, of two of the movies on that list and I like both equally.

Singin in the Rain, which is undoubtably a classic.

And Ed Wood.

Higgins
09-03-2008, 11:02 PM
No fair! Anything with Steve Buscemi or Philip Seymour Hoffman has an unfair advantage!

But I gotta go with American Movie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181288/), a surprisingly touching documentary about Mark Borchardt's dream to make a feature film.

Dale

Burden of Dreams (about Fassbinder making a movie in South America)

willietheshakes
09-03-2008, 11:51 PM
I really like State and Main.

That was the first one that came to mind for me too. Though you can't go wrong with 81/2...

(For the last several years, I've been living my life -- or trying to -- by the gospel of the Alec Baldwin character who, upon wrecking a car and being potentially caught at the scene drunk and with an underage girl, says only, "Well, that happened." Almost Zen, that.)

gypsyscarlett
09-04-2008, 12:24 AM
The Muppet Movie.

:snoopy:Muppets rule!

I picked: Singing in the Rain
Sunset Boulevard
and Ed Wood


Mullholland Drive just came to mind. Could that be considered a film about movies? Betty did go to Hollywood to become an actress.

Martin Smith
09-07-2008, 04:52 AM
Ed Wood for its celebration of the drive to create, and Adaptation. for its mindbending strangeness.

otterman
09-07-2008, 04:56 AM
RKO 281, about the making of Citizen Kane. Loved it.