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ficticious films about the making of real films...

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ficticious films about the making of real films...

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Post by peeptoad » October 10th, 2019, 3:18 pm

...or films set against that back drop.

For example, Shadow of the Vampire (2000) is a fictional account of the making of Nosferatu (1922).
Possibly (since I haven't seen it) Saving Mr Banks (2013) involving the adaptation of Mary Poppins...

What are some others?
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Post by albajos » October 10th, 2019, 3:41 pm

Yes, Shadow of the Vampire is fiction

Saving Mr Banks are on the other hand factual. (or as factual Disney possble can get when stroking their own ego). So Saving Mr. Banks are more in line with the Disaster Artist or Ed Wood.

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Post by 3eyes » October 10th, 2019, 3:43 pm

RKO 281 about the making of Citizen Kane - and Hearst's efforts to stop it
:run: STILL the Gaffer!

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Post by Onderhond » October 10th, 2019, 4:10 pm

If you're into cover-ups and all that, there are a couple of ficticious films about shooting the moon landing :D

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Post by peeptoad » October 10th, 2019, 4:11 pm

albajos wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Yes, Shadow of the Vampire is fiction

Saving Mr Banks are on the other hand factual. (or as factual Disney possble can get when stroking their own ego). So Saving Mr. Banks are more in line with the Disaster Artist or Ed Wood.
Ah, okay thanks. Having not seen Saving Mr Banks so shouldn't have used that as an example. The Shadow of the Vamp type of film is what I was looking for.
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October 10th, 2019, 3:43 pm
RKO 281 about the making of Citizen Kane - and Hearst's efforts to stop it
Thanks 3eyes
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Post by peeptoad » October 10th, 2019, 4:11 pm

Onderhond wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 4:10 pm
If you're into cover-ups and all that, there are a couple of ficticious films about shooting the moon landing :D
hmmmmm... not exactly what I was thinking of, but I suppose it fits. B)

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Post by yllow » October 10th, 2019, 4:40 pm

Then for that I would recommend Capricorn One.

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Post by peeptoad » October 10th, 2019, 8:01 pm

Thanks yllow :thumbsup:



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Post by burneyfan » October 12th, 2019, 2:42 am

You're looking for non-documentary movies about the making of real films?

Warnung vor einer heiligen Nutte a.k.a. Beware of a Holy Whore (Fassbinder, 1971) is a semi-autobiographical (but also partly fictional) portrayal of the filming of Whity in Spain.

Laissez-passer a.k.a. Safe Conduct (Tavernier, 2002) covers the creation of several 1940s French films during the German Occupation. It's based largely on Jean Aurenche's recollections. This may not qualify, as it really is a historical film about the French film industry in that time, rather than a single, specific film, but there are real films discussed and portrayed in the plot.

Badasssss! (Van Peebles, 2003) covers Melvin Van Peebles' filming of Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.

Cinema Verite (2013) is HBO's fictionalized account of the filming of the 1973 public television documentary series An American Family. (I know it's about a real TV documentary miniseries rather than a film, but I figured it was close to the idea..)

Hitchcock (Gervasi, 2012) is about the making of Psycho.

The Girl (Jarrold, 2012) is about the making of The Birds.

There are quite a few actor/director/producer biopics with scenes that portray the creation of real movies, of course, like Chaplin (Attenborough, 1992) or The Aviator (Scorsese, 2004).

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Post by peeptoad » October 12th, 2019, 2:47 pm

burneyfan wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 2:42 am
You're looking for non-documentary movies about the making of real films?
Yep, precisely. Thanks for the suggestions. :thumbsup:

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Post by Kublai Khan » October 12th, 2019, 3:57 pm

I haven't seen it, but isn't The Disaster Artist (2017) a docu-drama about Tommy Wiseau and the Room (2003)?

Ed Wood (1994) has behind-the-scenes making of movies like Glen or Glenda (1953) and Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959). (Among others?)

All That Jazz (1979) has Schneider as Fosse working on editing Lenny (1974).

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) covers parts of Lee's film career..

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Post by Kublai Khan » October 12th, 2019, 11:11 pm

This is coming out in theaters/netflix in a couple of days:
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Post by peeptoad » October 13th, 2019, 1:46 pm

Lol, on Eddie Murphy as Dolemite… :D

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