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The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys (1996)

A documentary following Terry Gilliam through the creation of "12 Monkeys" (1995)

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A documentary following Terry Gilliam through the creation of "12 Monkeys" (1995)

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This documentary is featured on the Twelve Monkeys (1995) DVD, released in 2004. See more »

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Mick Audsley: Art is working on something till you like it, then leaving it that way.
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Spoofs Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) See more »

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Concerto for Violin and Percussion
By Jacques Loussier
Performed by Jean-Pierre Wallez (violin) and The Prague Chamber Orchestra
Courtesy of Note Productions
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Praise for getting a real look at movie-making.
21 January 1999 | by (Boalsburg, PA) – See all my reviews

Rarely do you get to view the real behind the scenes of movie making. Most of the times these films are just lengthy pitches for the movie. The Hamster Factor tells its own story about the struggles of the director,producer, crew and less importantly the actors in bringing a finished product to the audience that will please everyone including the director who often has a separate and lofter vision than the producer.The balance is a delicate one, for if the audience isn't pleased then there will be no money for the next film.The only other memorable documentary of a movie that I can remember was the one by Mrs. Francis Ford Coppola documenting the making of Apocalypse Now. Wow! I considered it more dramatic than the movie.


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