Movies and TV Shows about film

The Shape of Water
  • The Shape of Water (2017)
  • Adventure, Fantasy, Drama,
  • An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
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The Shape of Water
Downsizing
  • Downsizing (2017)
  • Drama, Comedy, Science Fiction,
  • A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.
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Downsizing
The Blair Witch Project
  • The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  • Horror, Mystery,
  • In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.
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The Blair Witch Project
Factory Girl
  • Factory Girl (2006)
  • Drama,
  • In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a charismatic musician, who pushes her to seek independence from the artist and the milieu.
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Factory Girl
Crash Course Film Production
  • Crash Course Film Production (2017)
  • Documentary,
  • A 15 part series on how movies are (generally) made and who does what job and when.
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Crash Course Film Production
Everything Is Copy
  • Everything Is Copy (2015)
  • Documentary,
  • Jacob Bernstein's extremely entertaining film is a tribute to his mother Nora Ephron: Hollywood-raised daughter of screenwriters who grew up to be an ace reporter turned piercingly funny essayist turned novelist/screenwriter/playwright/director. Ephron comes vibrantly alive onscreen via her words; the memories of her sisters, colleagues, former spouses, and many friends; scenes from her movies; and, above all, her own inimitable presence. Watch any given moment of Ephron being her sparkling but caustically witty self (for instance, this response to a scolding talk show host—"You have a soft spot for Julie Nixon, don't you. See, I don't...") and you find it hard to believe that she’s been gone from our midst for three years. Everything Is Copy (Ephron's motto, inherited from her mother) is a lovingly drawn but frank portrait and, incidentally, a vivid snapshot of an earlier, livelier, bitchier, and funnier moment in New York culture.
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Everything Is Copy
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
  • I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)
  • Documentary,
  • A portrait of the acting craft of John Cazale and a tour through the movies that defined a generation.
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I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
Von Trier's 100 Eyes
  • Von Trier's 100 Eyes (2000)
  • Documentary,
  • Although at first sight this might look like a simple ‘making of DANCER IN THE DARK’, the later developments in the film reveal the whole drama of Lars von Trier’s inner life during the shooting process. All his doubts and insecurities in collaborating with the crew and actors - especially actresses - are exposed. The biggest drama started when Björk walked off the set. Nobody knew whether she would be back or not. Admitting that he feels threatened by women, who can ‘make him feel embarrassed’, the director gives this documentary the nature of a personal diary. When he discusses the importance, purpose and beauty of the use of a hundred cameras in a certain sequence or the meaning of the Dogma 95 rules, the audience is witnessing the process of the artist’s search. Is the pain that the director went through during the shooting really visible in the final result, as Lars von Trier claims in this film? (from: http://www.idfa.nl/)
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Von Trier's 100 Eyes
The Last House on Dead End Street
  • The Last House on Dead End Street (1977)
  • Horror,
  • After being released from prison, a young gangster with a chip on his shoulder decides to punish society by making snuff films.
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The Last House on Dead End Street
Shadows of Suspense
  • Shadows of Suspense (2006)
  • Documentary, TV Movie,
  • A documentary featuring film historians, directors and authors discussing the making of Billy Wilder's 'Double Indemnity'.
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Shadows of Suspense
Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138'
  • Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138' (1971)
  • Documentary,
  • The film features a conversation between Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola, producer of THX 1138. They discuss Lucas' vision for the film, including his ideas about science fiction in general and in particular his concept of the "used future" which would famously feature in his film Star Wars. Intercut with this discussion is footage shot prior to the start of production of THX 1138 showing several of its actors having their heads shaved, a requirement for appearing in the film. In several cases the actors are shown being shaved in a public location. For example, Maggie McOmie is shaved outside the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, while Robert Duvall watches a sporting event as his hair is cut off. Another actor, Marshall Efron, who would later play an insane man in the film, cut off his own hair and was filmed doing so in a bathtub.
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Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138'
Salò: Fade to Black
  • Salò: Fade to Black (2001)
  • Documentary,
  • A short documentary exploring the ongoing relevance and power of 'Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma'.
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Salò: Fade to Black
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession
  • Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004)
  • History, Documentary,
  • A documentary on the Z Channel, one of the first pay cable stations in the US, and its programming chief, Jerry Harvey. Debuting in 1974, the LA-based channel's eclectic slate of movies became a prime example of the untapped power of cable television.
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Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession
Decasia
  • Decasia (2002)
  • Documentary,
  • A meditation on the human quest to transcend physicality, constructed from decaying archival footage and set to an original symphonic score.
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Decasia
Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies
  • Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001)
  • Documentary,
  • You've heard of Hollywood, a town of tinsel and glamour, the town of Paramount, Columbia and MGM. But there is another Hollywood, a place where maverick independent EXPLOITATION FILMMAKERS went toe to toe with the big guys and came out on top!
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Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies
Chaplin Today: Monsieur Verdoux
  • Chaplin Today: Monsieur Verdoux (2003)
  • Documentary, TV Movie,
  • A short documentary in the Chaplin Today series about Chaplin's 'Monsieur Verdoux'. Includes an interview with Claude Chabrol, whose 1963 film 'Landru' concerns the same serial killer that inspired Chaplin's film.
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Chaplin Today: Monsieur Verdoux
The James Dean Story
  • The James Dean Story (1957)
  • Documentary,
  • Released two years after James Dean's death, this documentary chronicles his short life and career via black-and-white still photographs, interviews with the aunt and uncle who raised him, his paternal grandparents, a New York City cabdriver friend, the owner of his favorite Los Angeles restaurant, outtakes from East of Eden, footage of the opening night of Giant, and Dean's ironic PSA for safe driving.
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The James Dean Story
Embracing Chaos: Making the African Queen
  • Embracing Chaos: Making the African Queen (2010)
  • Documentary,
  • A documentary about the making of John Huston's 'The African Queen'.
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Embracing Chaos: Making the African Queen
The Cinema Ticket
  • The Cinema Ticket (1995)
  • Comedy, Family,
  • A determined young boy living in a small village strives to obtain enough money to purchase a ticket to the cinema.
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The Cinema Ticket
Chaplin Today: The Great Dictator
  • Chaplin Today: The Great Dictator (2003)
  • Documentary, TV Movie,
  • A short documentary about the making of The Great Dictator.
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Chaplin Today: The Great Dictator
Analog Hero in a Digital World: Making of 'Live Free or Die Hard'
  • Analog Hero in a Digital World: Making of 'Live Free or Die Hard' (2007)
  • Documentary,
  • A documentary about the making of 'Live Free or Die Hard'.
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Analog Hero in a Digital World: Making of 'Live Free or Die Hard'
Blood and Steel: Making 'Enter the Dragon'
  • Blood and Steel: Making 'Enter the Dragon' (2004)
  • Documentary,
  • The making of 'Enter the Dragon'.
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Blood and Steel: Making 'Enter the Dragon'
Chaplin Today: Limelight
  • Chaplin Today: Limelight (2003)
  • Documentary, TV Movie,
  • A short documentary about the making of Chaplin's 'Limelight'.
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Chaplin Today: Limelight
Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star
  • Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002)
  • Documentary,
  • In this documentary on the life of 'Joan Crawford' , we learn why she should be remembered as the great actress she was...
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Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star
Chaplin Today: The Kid
  • Chaplin Today: The Kid (2003)
  • Documentary, TV Movie,
  • This documentary is featured on the 2-Disc Chaplin Collection DVD for The Kid (1921), released in 2004.
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Chaplin Today: The Kid
Laloux sauvage
  • Laloux sauvage (2010)
  • Documentary, TV Movie,
  • A short documentary about the life of director and artist René Laloux, featuring an interview with Laloux from 2001.
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Laloux sauvage
Behind Enemy Lines: Making Gunpoint
  • Behind Enemy Lines: Making Gunpoint (2014)
  • Documentary,
  • A short documentary about the making of Peter Graham's 'Gunpoint', featuring an interview with Graham.
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Behind Enemy Lines: Making Gunpoint
There We Are John...
  • There We Are John... (1993)
  • Documentary,
  • In this revealing documentary, Ken McMullen creates an elegant portrait of artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman, based on an interview conducted by John Cartwright. The questions are unobtrusive, allowing Jarman to reflect on his major films. Despite the debilitating effects of serious illness, we see an artist with his inner vision unimpaired; still humorous, self effacing and disarmingly charming.
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There We Are John...
The Ambiguity of David Thomas Broughton
  • The Ambiguity of David Thomas Broughton (2015)
  • Documentary,
  • 'The Ambiguity of David Thomas Broughton' is a musical documentary following the creative process of one of the UK’s most enigmatic musicians and performers. As a musical act, David Thomas Broughton is almost unclassifiable. His live shows are a exhilarating mix of musical experimentation and performance art, underlined with a raw unpredictability. His recorded material is dark but beautiful, marrying traditional folk with a surrealist edge. Off-stage, he’s an introvert with a passion for bird watching. Who is the real David Thomas Broughton? Through a series of interviews with friends, family and collaborators, filmmaker Greg Butler attempts to unravel this ambiguity. His journey takes him to David’s home town of Otley, where we track David’s creative process as he records new material to be played at the End of the Road Festival.
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The Ambiguity of David Thomas Broughton
Drive-by Shooting
  • Drive-by Shooting (1994)
  • Documentary,
  • With a movie camera mounted in the passenger seat of his car, Andy Anderson drove around filming his local neighbourhood of Fort Worth, Texas. The procession of sunny lawns and quiet houses has a day-dreamy innocence, however on the soundtrack, a narrator recites from the police records of over 600 crimes committed in the area. Domestic violence, petty theft, drug related assault; the list of vicious and hapless actions unfolds randomly, "a woman said her husband punched her in the face when he asked her for ten dollars and she didn't have the money. theft; two lawnmowers.." In a powerful counterpoint of sound and image Drive By Shooting creates a two hour-long surveillance film that misses all the action, yet evokes a sense of vulnerability on the streets and violence behind closed doors.
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Drive-by Shooting
The Concentration Universe: Making Goto, Isle of Love
  • The Concentration Universe: Making Goto, Isle of Love (2014)
  • Documentary,
  • A documentary about Borowczyk's 'Goto, Isle of Love' and its creation, featuring key cast and crew members.
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The Concentration Universe: Making Goto, Isle of Love
Whoever Says the Truth Shall Die
  • Whoever Says the Truth Shall Die (1981)
  • Documentary, Foreign,
  • Philo Bregstein tells us this film looks at Pasolini's life and art to explain why he died. The film traces Pasolini's life chronologically - family roots, hiding during World War II, teaching, moving to Rome, being arrested and acquitted many times, publishing poems, getting into film, being provocative, and being murdered. Interviews with Alberto Moravia, Laura Betti, Maria Antonietta Macciocch, and Bernard Bertolucci are inter-cut with readings of Pasolini's poems and with clips from four films - primarily the Gospel According to St. Matthew - to illustrate his changing ideas and points of view. Bregstein makes a case for Pasolini's being lynched.
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Whoever Says the Truth Shall Die
Film Is Not a Sausage: Borowczyk and the Short Film
  • Film Is Not a Sausage: Borowczyk and the Short Film (2014)
  • Documentary,
  • A documentary about Walerian Borowczyk's short films and animation, featuring his collaborators from that time.
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Film Is Not a Sausage: Borowczyk and the Short Film
The Making of 'The Birth of a Nation'
  • The Making of 'The Birth of a Nation' (1993)
  • Documentary,
  • A short documentary about the making of D. W. Griffith's controversial 'The Birth of a Nation'.
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The Making of 'The Birth of a Nation'
The Great Stone Face
  • The Great Stone Face (1968)
  • Documentary,
  • A documentary about the work of Buster Keaton.
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The Great Stone Face
Ballad of Imprisonment: Making Blanche
  • Ballad of Imprisonment: Making Blanche (2014)
  • Documentary,
  • A documentary about the making of Walerian Borowczyk's 'Blanche'.
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Ballad of Imprisonment: Making Blanche
Celluloid Ceilings
  • Celluloid Ceilings (2015)
  • Documentary,
  • Even though women make up 51 percent of the U.S. population, only about 4 percent of movies are directed by women. Of the 220 TV shows, representing about 3500 total episodes, only 14 percent were directed by women. Bloomberg interviewed several female directors in Hollywood, from Oscar winners to the director of "Twilight" to explore the various forms of sexism and discrimination they have faced in Hollywood, and what they are trying to do to change things
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Celluloid Ceilings
Obscure Pleasures: A Portrait of Walerian Borowczyk
  • Obscure Pleasures: A Portrait of Walerian Borowczyk (2014)
  • Documentary,
  • A documentary about animator and filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk, combining archive interviews with Borowczyk and scenes from his work.
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Obscure Pleasures: A Portrait of Walerian Borowczyk
The World Is a Window: Making The Colour of Pomegranates
  • The World Is a Window: Making The Colour of Pomegranates (2011)
  • Documentary,
  • A documentary by writer and filmmaker Daniel Bird about the making of Sergei Parajanov's 'The Colour of Pomegranates'.
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The World Is a Window: Making The Colour of Pomegranates
Open Your Eyes!
  • Open Your Eyes! (2008)
  • Documentary,
  • Behind the scenes footage of Pasolini and crew filming 'Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma'.
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Open Your Eyes!