Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Five Favorite Movies About Making Movies

There have been lots of movies made about making movies. Inside looks, so to speak, at the process of producing feature films and the people who work in the industry. This is a perfect category for film buffs to argue about forever -- the best pictures about what goes on behind the camera.

As with any list of five, tomorrow I might pick differently. For today, here are my five favorite films about what goes on in the world of pretend that is filmmaking:

“8½” (1963): Directed by Federico Fellini; Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée
“Day for Night” (1973): Directed by François Truffaut; Cast: Jacqueline Bisset, Valentina Cortese, François Truffaut
“The Day of the Locust” (1975): John Schlesinger; Cast: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, William Atherton
“The Player” (1992): Directed by Robert Altman; Cast Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward
“Sunst Boulevard” (1950): Directed by Billy Wilder; Cast: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim


A P said...

Cool picks,

My all time favorite movie about making movies is BADASSSSS! about the making of blaxploitation classic Sweet Sweetback's Badass Song

James Young said...

I always thought "Sweet Liberty" was pretty funny.

Stuart said...

"American Movie"