Documentary's about Film Making/Film Makers

These are documentary's from my collection that involve film making in some way. Some are about a single actor, director, etc.. others focus on a certain creative period, or a specific experience or event involving someone from the film community. There are many more doc's in this genre that I have yet to see but am well aware of. I will continue to add them as they become available to me.
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1.
Abel Gance: The Charm of Dynamite (1968 Documentary)
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BBC documentary on the long and flamboyant career of French filmmaker Abel Gance. (51 mins.)
Director: Kevin Brownlow
 
2.
Burden of Dreams (1982 Documentary)
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A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo, showing how the film... (95 mins.)
Director: Les Blank
 
3.
Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991 Documentary)
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Sally Field hosts this thorough documentary about actress Barbara Stanwyck. Highlights include Ball of Fire...
 
4.
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker (1991 Documentary)
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The life and films of iconic producer. director, and actor Otto Preminger are depicted through clips from his films and interviews with co-workers. (123 mins.)
 
5.
American Experience (1988 TV Series)
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Documentary about the battle between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst over Welles' Citizen Kane. Features interviews with Welles' and Hearst's co-workers also as a relative complete bio of Hearst. (60 mins.)
 
6.
Destination Hitchcock: The Making of 'North by Northwest' (2000 Documentary)
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Hosted by Eva Marie Saint, the film's leading lady, this 40-minute documentary of Alfred Hitchcock's... (40 mins.)
 
7.
Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000 Documentary)
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Lon Chaney, the silent movie star and makeup artist, renowned for his various characterizations and celebrated for his horror films, becomes the subject of this documentary. (85 mins.)
Director: Kevin Brownlow
 
8.
Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (2001 Documentary)
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The films, affairs and struggles of the iconic star of The Blue Angel as told by Rosemary Clooney, Roger Corman, Deanna Durbin and many more. (100 mins.)
Director: J. David Riva
 
10.
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001 Documentary)
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The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise. (142 mins.)
Director: Jan Harlan
 
11.
Woody Allen: A Life in Film (2002 Documentary)
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A series of interviews with Woody Allen interlaced with clips from his films. (90 mins.)
 
12.
Cinerama Adventure (2002 Documentary)
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A nostalgic and compelling look into the legendary three camera, three projector process that revolutionized... (97 mins.)
 
13.
Fellini: I'm a Born Liar (2002 Documentary)
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A look at Fellini's creative process. In extensive interviews, Fellini talks a bit about his background... (105 mins.)
 
14.
The Magic of Fellini (2002 Documentary)
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(56 mins.)
Director: Carmen Piccini
 
15.
The Tramp and the Dictator (2002 Documentary)
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A look at the parallel lives of Charles Chaplin and Adolf Hitler and how they crossed with the creation of The Great Dictator. (56 mins.)
 
16.
A Decade Under the Influence (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time. (138 mins.)
 
17.
Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003 Documentary)
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Narrated by Sydney Pollack, film critic Richard Schickel's dazzling two-hour plus documentary to one of the towering figures in film: Charles Chaplin... (132 mins.)
 
18.
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003 Documentary)
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A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie. (119 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Bowser
 
19.
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004 Documentary)
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Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles. (98 mins.)
Director: Wendy Apple
 
20.
Scorsese on Scorsese (2004 Documentary)
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Director Martin Scorsese discusses his life growing up in Manhattan and his filmmaking career. (86 mins.)
 
21.
So Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton & MGM (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary which explores movie comedian Buster Keaton's five years under contract at MGM, where personal problems and studio tyranny nearly destroyed him. (38 mins.)
 
22.
Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque (2004 Documentary)
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Life and work of the founder of the Cinémathèque Française. (210 mins.)
Director: Jacques Richard
 
23.
Garbo (2005 Documentary)
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An original documentary from Turner Classic Movies, narrated by Julie Christie (85 mins.)
 
24.
I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper (2005 Documentary)
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This documentary explores the incredible life of Merian C. Cooper, from his time as a soldier and pilot in three different wars, to his exploits in Hollywood, as a director, producer and cinematic innovator. (57 mins.)
 
25.
Billy Wilder Speaks (2006 Documentary)
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Billy Wilder discusses his life and films in interviews filmed by Volker Schlondorff over two weeks in 1988. (71 mins.)
 
26.
Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood (2008 Documentary)
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Various film historians, film makers, and cultural commentators discuss the cultural, political, economic... (68 mins.)
 
27.
Derek (2008 Documentary)
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A film involving two courageous and innovative artists-one the subject and one the filmmaker-provides a cinematic journey that illuminates the work and enduring importance of the late Derek Jarman. (76 mins.)
 
28.
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007 Documentary)
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Chronicles the last great American showman, filmmaker William Castle, a master of ballyhoo who became a brand name in movie horror with his outrageous audience participation gimmicks. (82 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Schwarz
 
29.
Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007 Documentary)
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Martin Scorsese narrates this tribute to Val Lewton, the producer of a series of memorable low-budget horror films for RKO Studios... (77 mins.)
Director: Kent Jones
 
30.
Stanley Kubrick's Boxes (2008 Documentary)
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A few years after his death, the widow of Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) asks Jon Ronson to look through... (48 mins.)
Director: Jon Ronson
 
32.
Don't Expect Too Much (2011 Documentary)
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Drawing on Nicholas Ray's archive of never-before-seen film, video, and stills, his wife Susan investigates... (70 mins.)
Director: Susan Ray
 
33.
American Masters (1985 TV Series)
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A documentary on Woody Allen that trails him on his movie sets and follows him back to Brooklyn as he visits his childhood haunts. (90 mins.)
 
34.
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010 Documentary)
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In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar... (86 mins.)
Director: Craig McCall
 
35.
Baby Peggy, the Elephant in the Room (2012 Documentary)
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Documentary about an extraordinary lady, Diana Serra Cary. In the early 1920's she was one of Hollywood's first major child stars, Baby Peggy. (58 mins.)
Director: Vera Iwerebor
 
36.
The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks (1973 Documentary)
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A documentary filmography of Howard Hawks, including lengthy footage of Hawks himself discussing his films and many clips from his best-known pictures. (57 mins.)
 
37.
The Men Who Made the Movies: Raoul Walsh (1973 Documentary)
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(85 mins.)
 
38.
The Men Who Made the Movies: King Vidor (1973 Documentary)
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(55 mins.)
 
39.
The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller (2002 Documentary)
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Samuel Fuller discusses his career as a filmmaker, illustrated by plenty of clips. (60 mins.)
 
40.
The Men Who Made the Movies: Alfred Hitchcock (1973 Documentary)
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A look at Alfred Hitchcock's films. The Master of Suspense himself, who is interviewed extensively here... (57 mins.)
 
41.
Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood (2000 Documentary)
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This documentary, first shown on the Turner Classic Movies cable channel, tells of the life and career of screenwriter Frances Marion... (56 mins.)
Director: Bridget Terry
 
42.
Soul in Cinema: Filming Shaft on Location (1971 Documentary)
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A behind the scenes look at the filming of the movie Shaft. The movie's director, Gordon Parks... (11 mins.)
 
43.
Chaplin Today: The Kid (2003 Documentary)
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(26 mins.)
Director: Alain Bergala
 
44.
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (1988 Documentary)
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Documentary on the making of "The Sacrifice." (102 mins.)
 
46.
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980 Documentary)
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A short documentary in which directors Werner Herzog and Erol Morris make a bet which results in Herzog being forced to eat his own shoe. (20 mins.)
Director: Les Blank
 
47.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011 Mini-Series)
Episode: Birth of the Cinema (2011)
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The Story of Film looks at the birth of cinema. It examines the period 1895-1918 where early film pioneers created the first moving pictures... (60 mins.)
 
48.
Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film (2011 Documentary)
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What is experimental film, and why is it called that? Artists and poet working in celluloid since before... (80 mins.)
Director: Pip Chodorov
 
49.
All Eyes on Sharon Tate (1967 Documentary)
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Promotional short film on an aspiring young actress Sharon Tate and her first film Eye of the Devil... (11 mins.)
 
50.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures. (60 mins.)
 
51.
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991 Documentary)
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Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director. (96 mins.)
 
52.
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008 Documentary)
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Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States. (99 mins.)
Director: Marina Zenovich
 
53.
Marlene (1984 Documentary)
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Retrospective on the career of enigmatic screen diva Marlene Dietrich. (94 mins.)
 
54.
The Celluloid Closet (1995 Documentary)
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A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film. (102 mins.)
 
55.
My Best Fiend (1999 Documentary)
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In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski... (95 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
56.
Regarding Buñuel (2000 Documentary)
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Documentary about spanish director Luis Buñuel. (103 mins.)
 
57.
El náufrago de la calle Providencia (1971 Documentary)
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Friends of Luis Buñuel discuss the director while Buñuel mixes drinks and entertains friends in his home. (50 mins.)
 
58.
The Birth of the Tramp (2013 Documentary)
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A look back at Charlie Chaplin's early life and career, from his rough childhood and music hall success in England to his early Hollywood days and the development of his enormously popular "Little Tramp" character. (52 mins.)
 
59.
Chaplin's Goliath (1996 Documentary)
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A film about the tall actor who was most famous for playing the quintessential villian for Charles Chaplin's Tramp character. (54 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
60.
Meet Marlon Brando (1966 Documentary)
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Journalists from all over America meet Marlon Brando in a New York hotel room to interview him about his new film... (28 mins.)
 
61.
Ciao, Federico! (1970 Documentary)
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A behind-the-scenes documentary about the filming of the Federico Fellini film, "Satyricon." (55 mins.)
Director: Gideon Bachman
 
62.
Unknown Chaplin (1983 Mini-Series)
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Using in part rare out-take footage, the film-making methods and techniques of Charles Chaplin are explored. (156 mins.)
 
63.
Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary on the making of the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch. (87 mins.)
Director: Laura Nix
 
64.
The Gentleman Tramp (1976 Documentary)
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A film about the life and work of the master comedy filmmaker, Charles Chaplin. (78 mins.)
 
65.
Hollywood Rivals: Chaplin vs Keaton (2006 Documentary)
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(51 mins.)
 
66.
Hollywood (1980 Mini-Series)
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The definitive documentary about the American silent film industry. (60 mins.)
 
67.
Later... With Jools Holland (1992 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #9.4 (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Late-night music and chat show with celebrity guests. (35 mins.)
 
68.
Liv & Ingmar (2012 Documentary)
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The 42 year long relationship between legendary actress Liv Ullmann and master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. (89 mins.)
Director: Dheeraj Akolkar
 
69.
The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (1993 Documentary)
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A documentary about the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl, a German film director most notorious for making the most effective propaganda films for the Nazis. (180 mins.)
Director: Ray Müller
 
70.
The John Garfield Story (2003 Documentary)
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This documentary, aired on the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable network, looks at the life and career of John Garfield... (58 mins.)
Director: David Heeley
 
71.
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995 Mini-Series)
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Documentary mini-series about the rise and fall of the European silent film industry. (348 mins.)
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72.
American Masters (1985 TV Series)
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising... (90 mins.)
 
73.
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010 Mini-Series)
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The history of Hollywood film from the medium's invention to the birth of the New Hollywood in 1970.