Driving down Mulholland

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1.
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943 Short Film)
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A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen. (14 mins.)
“ . . . and now I'm in this dream place! ” - time_enough
 
2.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
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A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ I got the pool, she got the pool-man. ” - time_enough
 
3.
In a Lonely Place (1950)
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A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts... (94 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
“ I hate you. I hate us both. ” - time_enough
 
4.
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
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An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success. (118 mins.)
“ It's no longer your film. ” - time_enough
 
5.
The Big Knife (1955)
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Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss into a criminal cover-up to protect his valuable career. (111 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ Just forget you ever saw it. It's better that way. ” - time_enough
 
6.
Contempt (1963)
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Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue. (103 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ Silencio . . . ” - time_enough
 
7.
The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)
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A dictatorial film director (Finch) hires an unknown actress (Novak) to play the lead role in a planned movie biography of a late, great Hollywood star. (130 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ Acting is reacting. ” - time_enough
 
8.
Targets (1968)
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An elderly horror-film star, while making a personal appearance at a drive-in theatre, confronts a psychotic Viet Nam War veteran who's turned into a mass-murdering sniper. (90 mins.)
“ I hope that I never see that face, ever, outside of a dream. ” - time_enough
 
9.
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
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Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze. (109 mins.)
Director: Russ Meyer
“ This is all . . . a tape-recording. ” - time_enough
 
10.
The Day of the Locust (1975)
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An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father. (144 mins.)
“ Something bad is happening! ” - time_enough
 
11.
Hardcore (1979)
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A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in California's porno pits. (109 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
“ Could be someone's missing. ” - time_enough
 
12.
The Stunt Man (1980)
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A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out, and falls for the leading lady. (131 mins.)
Director: Richard Rush
“ So, let's just say I'm driving this buggy. And, if you fix your attitude, you can ride along with me. ” - time_enough
 
13.
Star 80 (1983)
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A successful young model finds trouble when her obsessive manager-turned-husband becomes dangerously jealous. Based on the true story of 1980 Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten. (103 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
“ This is the girl. ” - time_enough
 
14.
Body Double (1984)
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A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences. (114 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ No hay banda! ” - time_enough
 
15.
Barton Fink (1991)
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A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood. (116 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ He's the one who's doing it. I can see him through the wall. I can see his face. ” - time_enough
 
16.
The Player (1992)
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A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one? (124 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ . . . you must be someone who does not care about the good life. ” - time_enough
 
17.
Swimming with Sharks (1994)
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A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss. (93 mins.)
Director: George Huang
“ Are you sure you want this?

More than anything in this world. ” - time_enough
 
18.
Lost Highway (1997)
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After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life. (134 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ It's strange calling yourself. ” - time_enough
 
19.
Boogie Nights (1997)
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The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s. (155 mins.)
“ Well, now. Here's a man who wants to get right down to it. ” - time_enough
 
20.
The Cat's Meow (2001)
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Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924. (114 mins.)
“ Have you ever done this before? ” - time_enough
 
21.
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
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After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. (147 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Well, it's time to say good-bye, Betty. It's been so nice traveling with you. ” - time_enough
 
22.
Auto Focus (2002)
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A story about "Hogan's Heroes" star Bob Crane and his friendship with John Carpenter. (105 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
“ Someone is in trouble. Who are you? ” - time_enough
 
23.
Overnight (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary on the rise and stumble of Troy Duffy, the bartender-cum-filmmaker who was swept up by Miramax's Harvey Weinstein to turn his script for The Boondock Saints into a feature film. (82 mins.)
“ A man's attitude . . . a man's attitude goes some ways. The way his life will be. ” - time_enough
 
24.
Inland Empire (2006)
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As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal. (180 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ It'll be just like in the movies. Pretending to be somebody else. ” - time_enough