Film Making

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1.
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
 
2.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
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A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. (155 mins.)
 
3.
The Artist (2011)
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A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
 
4.
King Kong (2005)
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In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow. (187 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
5.
Ed Wood (1994)
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An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support. (127 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
6.
Show People (1928)
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A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress. (83 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
7.
Day for Night (1973)
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A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew. (115 mins.)
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
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
 
10.
A Star Is Born (1937)
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A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him. (111 mins.)
 
11.
The Aviator (2004)
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A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s. (170 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
12.
Stardust Memories (1980)
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While attending a retrospective of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films. (89 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
13.
Bellissima (1951)
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A woman from the low class desperately tries to get her daughter into the movies. (115 mins.)
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
The Last Tycoon (1976)
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F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death. (123 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
16.
Tropic Thunder (2008)
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Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying. (107 mins.)
Director: Ben Stiller
 
17.
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
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An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him. (101 mins.)
 
18.
Intervista (1987)
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Cinecitta, the huge movie studio outside Rome, is 50 years old and Fellini is interviewed by a Japanese... (108 mins.)
 
19.
The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)
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A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise... (121 mins.)
Director: Fernando Trueba
 
20.
Souls for Sale (1923)
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A young woman hits Hollywood, determined to become a star. (90 mins.)
Director: Rupert Hughes
 
21.
Hollywood Story (1951)
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Hollywood 1950: The successful producer Larry O'Brian arrives in Los Angeles to found a motion picture company... (76 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
22.
State and Main (2000)
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A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready to give up their values for showbiz glitz. (105 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
 
23.
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
 
24.
Nickelodeon (1976)
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This homage to the childhood days of the motion pictures starts in 1910, when the young attorney Leo... (121 mins.)
 
25.
Thomas Graals bästa film (1917)
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Thomas Graal's a screenwriter, is very fond of his secretary Bessie. Overtaken by a kiss by Thomas she runs away. In his misfortune Thomas writes a screenplay inspired by Bessie. But she has not been really honest with him . (90 mins.)
Director: Mauritz Stiller
 
26.
It's a Great Feeling (1949)
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A waitress at the Warner Brothers commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break... (85 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
27.
Celebrity (1998)
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The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce. (113 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
28.
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
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In New Jersey in 1935, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world. (82 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
29.
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
 
30.
Cecil B. DeMented (2000)
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An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage filmmakers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film. (87 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
31.
Shoot or Be Shot (2002)
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An escaped mental patient holds a film crew hostage and forces them to film his screenplay. (90 mins.)
 
32.
The Last Command (1928)
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A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary. (88 mins.)
 
33.
Hitchcock (2012)
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A love story between the influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959. (98 mins.)
Director: Sacha Gervasi
 
34.
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
 
35.
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
 
36.
Hugo (2011)
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Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
37.
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
 
38.
Good morning Babilonia (1987)
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After the bankruptcy of their father's stonemasonry firm, Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes... (117 mins.)
 
39.
Living in Oblivion (1995)
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Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers. (90 mins.)
Director: Tom DiCillo
 
40.
Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
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The filming of Nosferatu is hampered by the fact that its star Max Schreck is taking the role of a vampire far more seriously than seems humanly possible. (92 mins.)
 
41.
What Price Hollywood? (1932)
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The career of a waitress takes off when she meets an amiable drunken Hollywood producer. (88 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
42.
Stand-In (1937)
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A former child star falls in love with a stuffy accountant, who wants to learn why his firm's movie studio is losing money. (91 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
43.
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
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A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line. (106 mins.)
 
44.
The Caiman (2006)
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A skewering of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. (112 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti
 
45.
Center Stage (1991)
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Biopic of 1930's Chinese actress Ruan Ling Yu. (126 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kwan