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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:16 pm    Post subject: Best Film within films Reply with quote

Top 11 Films About Filmmaking Every Filmmaker Should See
I have compiled a list of Films within films, there are many more but these are my favourite 11, I’ve attached the synopsis & IMDB links for the films for you to check them out.

E J’s Top 11
1.”Living in Oblivion” is a darkly comic, low-budget independent film depicting the making of a low-budget independent film, written and directed by Tom DiCillo and starring Steve Buscemi, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney, Danielle von Zerneck and James LeGros. The film won Tom DiCillo the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. The film was acclaimed by critics, and currently has a score of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes IMDB LINK http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113677/
2. ”In The Soup” Tortured by self-doubt, financial ruin, and unrequited passion for his next door neighbor (Jennifer Beals), Aldolfo places an ad offering his mammoth screenplay to the highest bidder. In steps Aldolfo's "guardian angel", Joe (Seymour Cassel) a fast-talking shyster who promises to produce the film but has his own unique ideas regarding film financing. IMDB LINK http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104503/
3.”Bowfinger” is a 1999 comedy cult film directed by Frank Oz. Bowfinger depicts a down-and-out filmmaker in Hollywood attempting to make a film on a small budget with a star who does not know that he is in the film. It was written by Steve Martin, and stars Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, and Heather Graham. Film critics have described Bowfinger as a parody of Hollywood, filmmaking, celebrity and according to many reviews, the group "MindHead" is a parody of the Church of Scientology. Steve Martin has denied that MindHead is based on Scientology, specifically, claiming it to be more a pastiche of various other things he had observed. IMDB LINK http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131325/
4. “The Independent” Documentary look at Morty Fineman, a prolific maker of schlock independent films, who's down on his luck. Actors, directors, and writers, including Ron Howard and Karen Black, comment on his work, we see clips from some of his 427 titles, and we watch Morty try to get financing for a film about a serial killer. He hires his daughter, Paloma, as his business manager. His A.D., the long-suffering Ivan, stays by his side. Morty owes the bank $10 million from his one blockbuster failure. Can he find the financing, or is it time for Morty to retire. Meanwhile, Ivan hooks Morty up with a new film festival, in Chaparral, Nevada. Is this the ticket to renewal? IMDB LINK http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0160403/
5.”American Movie” (1999) - On the northwest side of Milwaukee, Mark Borchardt dreams the American dream: for him, it's making movies. Using relatives, local theatre talent, slacker friends, his MasterCard, and $3,000 from his Uncle Bill, Mark strives over three years to finish "Covan," a short horror film. His own personal demons (alcohol, gambling, a dysfunctional family) plague him, but he desperately wants to overcome self-doubt and avoid failure. In moments of reflection, Mark sees his story as quintessentially American, and it’s the nature and nuance of his dream that this film explores IMDB LINK http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181288/
6. "New Suit" is a contemporary update of the fairy tale "The Emperor's New Clothes." Set in present-day Hollywood, the story concerns a script which does not exist, but nonetheless draws praise and bids from the creative community. IMDB Link http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290249/

7. “Nobody Wants Your Film” is a film about the making of an independent feature that nobody wants, at least that's what producer/financier Alan Smithee thinks. Nobody Wants Your Film gives a look into what it's like to be on an independent film set and the business dealings that affect the final outcome of that effort. IMDB LINK http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0459660/combined

8.”The Errand Boy” Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to the lot. But all that Morty ever finds is that he can cause havoc no matter what he does IMDB LINK http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054853/

9.”The Last Producer” Burt Reynolds plays an aging Hollywood producer. Knowing that he is soon going to die or not to have any more importance, he bets all he has, all his love for the cinema, all his strength, in doing his last movie, his best work, something for which he wants the people to remember him by. IMDB LINK http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0201726/

10. “Tropic Thunder” film crew is in Southeast Asia filming a Vietnam-war memoir. It's early in the shooting, but they're already behind schedule and over budget. On the day an accident befalls the novice director, the cast and crew are attacked by a gang of poppy-growing local drug dealers, except the cast and crew don't realize these aren't actors who are stalking them. The thugs kidnap Tugg Speedman, an actor whose star seems on the decline, and it's up to the rest of the ragtag team to band together long enough to attempt his rescue. But will Tugg want to leave, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0942385/

11. “Le Fear” Carlos Revalos a 21 times Film Director embarks on his biggest Film yet 'Le Fear' a horror love story with a 3 million pound budget what can go wrong? everything as Carlos hires the worst cast and crew ever to walk on this planet which makes the film a recipe for disaster, Larry Rothschild the executive producer on the film who was promised Brad Pitt which never happened instead he got Leon the pompous Lead actor who walks off set time and time again, Debbie D the hysterical inexperienced glamor model who fluffs her lines over and over, the werewolf wearing a rain coat and who can’t speak a word of English and the sparky who is color blind and many more misfits and Carlos has no control of any of them this is Larry's first attempt at investing in a film and no doubt his last. IMDB LINK http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1603324/
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Living in Oblivion is the best movie
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are always such kind of good movies that we love to go wit them and they give us the nice pleasure with them Twilight movies are mine favorite movies all the time.
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