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Poll: Movies About Movies

Technically, these movies are about more than just movies. Cinema. Stories. Media. Whatever you wanna call it. We create narratives, hold them in our head, and share them with others. From where I'm sitting, this seems to be what distinguishes humans from other animals. And it's what I love more than anything in the world. DON JON pokes fun at how all kinds of media can lead us to unrealistic expectations of life, love, sex, and relationships. These ten films tell all kinds of stories about telling stories. - Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Barton Fink (1991)

    "I'll show you the life of the mind!"
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    Inglourious Basterds (2009)

    Every character in this film has a story to tell, and they all want to know which version you've heard.
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    Contempt (1963)

    This film (and Brigitte Bardot) seduce you into that conventional gaze, and then slaps you in the face with self awareness.
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    Scream (1996)

    This is really the only slasher flick I truly love.
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    F for Fake (1973)

    Orson Welles is a liar with real life magic powers.
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    Network (1976)

    Hard to believe this was made in the '70s, because what it says about news media is even more true today.
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    Stardust Memories (1980)

    First see 8 1/2. And some other Woody Allen movies. Then get ready, this one's terrific.
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    The Truman Show (1998)

    Sometimes we all feel like the star of our own show.
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    The Brothers Bloom (2008)

    A good con is like a good movie. In the end, everyone gets what they wanted.
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    8½ (1963)

    The movie to end all movies.