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People love movies about the making of movies. Well, that's perhaps an exaggeration -- general audiences have a history of some apathy towards the genre. But filmmakers certainly love films that go behind the scenes of their own business, from "8 1/2" to last year's Oscar winner "The Artist," and cinephiles tend to eat them up as well. But most examples of the type tend to focus on the making of the movie, with a handful, like "Adaptation," following the gestation and writing of a film, but very few have ever focused on the point at which many filmmakers say their movies actually come together: post-production. There was Brian De Palma's "Blow Out," which followed a movie sound recordist, and one could perhaps argue the case of "Singin' In The Rain," but none have perhaps gone into more depth than Peter Strickland's "Berberian Sound Studio," set almost entirely within the Italian post house of the. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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