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« on: August 22, 2005, 11:54:00 AM »

Here I'm talking about fiction movies (that leaves out lost in La Manche) that deal, take the mick, critisice the making of a film (in Hollywood or elsewhere) Here are my top films that I own about the great industry

1. Federio Fellini's 8 1/2 http://www.criterionco.com/asp/release.asp?id=140

2. Preston Sturges Sullivan's Travels http://www.criterionco.com/asp/release.asp?id=118

3. Billy Wilders Sunset Boulevard http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00003CXCW/qid=1124732535/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-6552916-9788828?v=glance&s=dvd&n=507846

4. Nicholas Ray's In A Lonely Place http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000087F79/qid%3D1124732784/sr%3D11-1/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F1/002-6552916-9788828

The last two being particulaly good noirs.

Whats your favourite films about film? I'm sure there are many more that I have forgotton.

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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2005, 12:37:08 PM »

Shadow Magic

A work of fiction...based on actual events.....set in 1902, at the dawn of motion pictures......a warm, funny, & heartfelt movie..especially for movie lovers.

http://www.sonyclassics.com/shadowmagic/

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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2005, 02:06:00 PM »

Great thread!
My favs are;
1     Day for Night (Truffaut:1973)
2     Living in Oblivion (DiCillo: 1995)
3     Singing in the Rain (Donen/Kelly: 1952)
4     The Last Movie (Dennis Hopper: 1971)
5     The Big Knife (Robert Aldrich: 1955)
6     Ed Wood (Tim Burton: 1994)
7     The Day of the Locust (John Schlesinger: 1975)
8     Two Weeks in Another Town (Minnelli: 1962)
9     The Bad and the Beautiful (Minnelli: 1952)
10   Man of a Thousand Faces (Pevney: 1957)
11   The Stunt Man (Rush: 1980)
12   Shadow of the Vampire (E. Elias Merghige: 2000)
13   Gods and Monsters (Bill Condon: 1998)

.....to name but a few  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2005, 04:01:00 PM »

stardust memories... a film about woody allen films... one of my favorites.

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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2005, 05:10:56 PM »

Forgot to mention:
14     THE LAST TYCOON (Kazan: 1976)

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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2005, 06:45:02 PM »

Most of the ones that sprang to my mind have been mentioned already. Here's some that haven't. I'm sure I'll think of more soon, so I'll be editing a bit:

BARTON FINK (Joel and Ethan Coen)

PASSION (Jean luc Goddard)

PEEPING TOM (Michael Powell)

THE AVIATOR (Martine Scorsese)

NICKELODEON (Peter Bogdanovich)

MULHOLLAND DRIVE (David Lynch)

CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (Ruggero Deodato)

BOOGIE NIGHTS (Paul Thomas Anderson)

HOLLYWOOD SHUFFLE (Robert Townsend)

HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD (Joe Dante) "If it's a good picture, it's a "Miracle"!

THE PLAYER (Robert Altman)

INTERVISTA (Federico Fellini)

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (Don't know who made it. It was rubbish. And it rips its ending off of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST)

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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2005, 05:36:57 PM »

Another one springs to mind;
STAND IN (1937).LESLIE HOWARD, HUMPHREY BOGART, JOAN BLONDELL. Sweet!

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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2005, 03:00:48 AM »

it was a poor film but had a whole load of 'in-jokes' about the pros & cons of cinema - John Mctiernan & Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'THE LAST ACTION HERO'. does that count?

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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2005, 01:41:35 PM »

How could you guys/gals and Kermit leave out the Peter Sellers comedy "After The Fox" written by Neil Simon.

Sellers as Aldo Vanucci  plays a con man crook who hatches a plot to steal the gold of Cairo and land it on the coast of Italy from a ship under the guise of making a movie sort of a spoof of Fellini films (directed by Victorio De Sica).

Sellers pretends to be a film director Frederico Fabrizi dressed up in dark sunglasses and the results are hilarious he convinces a washed up hollywood actor Tony Powel played by Victor Mature to star in his neo- realist flick.

At one point during the filming he shouts " we need more sand, more sand in the desert!"

Memorable Quotes from
After the fox (Caccia alla volpe (1966))

Aldo Vanucci: [as Fabrizi, explaining the concept of his movie] Tony plays 'The Fox'...
Tony Powell: [interrupting] An animal picture!
Aldo Vanucci: No, no, "The Fox", a master criminal with an ingenious plan for smuggling gold into Italy, plus - a surprise ending!
Harry: What's the ingenious plan?
Aldo Vanucci: *That* is the surprise ending.
Tony Powell: I love it! When do we start shooting?

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Aldo Vanucci: [the stolen gold is delayed and Fabrizi has to shoot some of his 'neo-realist' film] We are ready for the next shot, only this time instead of doing *nothing*, we do *something*.
Tony Powell: [exasperated] What?
Aldo Vanucci: Er, running, running. Er, you get the symbolic meaning?
[Tony is puzzled]
Aldo Vanucci: Aah! No matter how fast you run, you can never run away from yourselves!
Tony Powell: Beautiful!
[blows Fabrizi a kiss]

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Aldo Vanucci: How much do I have to steal to become an honest man?
 

It also has a scene that was used in one the Austin Powers films where he's talking to a girl and the man behind her provides the voice. It even has Paolo Stoppa from OUTITW in it.

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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2005, 03:27:13 PM »

Nice one, cigar joe! Forgot all about it. Very funny movie. Victor Mature in top form!

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« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2005, 06:32:17 PM »

Nice one, cigar joe! Forgot all about it. Very funny movie. Victor Mature in top form!
when master criminal/director aldo vanucci meets tony powel for the first time, it's powel who can't figure out if the two had met before, sellers is so convincing.  aldo tells over the hill powel"...what's the matter with you ? you don't grow old like the rest of us ?"   

great dialog joe.

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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2005, 11:16:26 PM »

MORE SAND !   I NEED MORE SAND IN THE DESERT !
~ director Tongue  federico fabrizi, lol


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