On Filmmakingby matt-2746 | created - 08 Oct 2016 | updated - 15 Apr 2018 | Public
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2. Burden of Dreams (1982)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary
A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively ... See full summary »
3. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary
The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.
Votes: 19,256 | Gross: $0.65M
4. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)
Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary
Follows the routines of those employed at Studio Ghibli, including filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.
6. The Matrix Revisited (2001 Video)
Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary
An "extras-only" DVD, packed with documentaries and behind-the-scenes footage from the filming of the ground-breaking 1999 movie "The Matrix". Includes a rare interview with the elusive ... See full summary »
TV-PG | 98 min | Documentary
Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.
8. Visions of Light (1992)
92 min | Documentary, History
Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from Birth of a Nation to... See full summary »
Votes: 2,890 | Gross: $0.80M
9. That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000 Video)
73 min | Documentary, Drama
A very in-depth documentary that follows the very over-worked director Paul Thomas Anderson through a gruelling 80+ days of shooting for the film Magnolia (1999). Very funny behind the ... See full summary »
11. Side by Side (2012)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary
The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.
Votes: 12,529 | Gross: $0.03M
12. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004 Video)
151 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi
An in-depth making of documentary about the original Star Wars trilogy, covering the productions of the three films and their impact on popular culture.
15. Overnight (2003)
R | 82 min | Documentary
16. My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (2014)
PG-13 | 58 min | Documentary
19. Poultry in Motion (2001)
Poultry in Motion Is a comedy about three separate guys who walk into a corner-shop at different intervals during the day. The difference is that they are all dressed in chicken suits and ... See full summary »
20. Under Pressure: Making 'The Abyss' (1993 Video)
59 min | Documentary
Documentary about the making of the sci-fi film _Abyss, The (1989)_, with commentary by various actors and crew, outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage of the actual shooting of the film.
21. Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007 Video)
214 min | Documentary
The definitive three-and-a-half hour documentary about the troubled creation and enduring legacy of the science fiction classic Blade Runner (1982), culled from 80 interviews and hours of never-before-seen outtakes and lost footage.
22. Persistence of Vision (2012)
83 min | Documentary, History
R | 95 min | Documentary
A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.
Votes: 2,078 | Gross: $0.01M
Century of Cinema (1995–1998)
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
225 min | Documentary
Martin Scorsese describes his initial and growing obsession with films from the 1940s and 50s as the art form developed and grew with clips from classics and cult classics.
26. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)
R | 96 min | Documentary
Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director.
Votes: 17,010 | Gross: $1.32M
27. Kurosawa's Way (2011)
52 min | Documentary
Eleven major filmmakers from Europe, Asia and America talk about Akira Kurosawa and explore some ways on which he influenced their own work.
28. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003)
TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary
A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie.
29. Living in Oblivion (1995)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers.
Votes: 15,102 | Gross: $1.15M
31. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).
Votes: 6,604 | Gross: $1.43M
33. American Movie (1999)
R | 107 min | Documentary, Comedy
Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.
Votes: 15,799 | Gross: $1.16M