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00 Intertextuality: movies about Films and Filmmaking (meta-films)


  1. diegodelavega
  2. diego

here there are some movies about filmmaking, set in studios/ movie theaters, referencing to other movies, or whose characters come from the cinema universe and which deal with the problems of mise-en-scène and film.

also look at:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/moviesaboutmovies.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Films_about_filmmaking

http://www.allmovie.com/explore/theme/filmmaking-1641

[it lacks of:
* Un lugar en el cine (Alberto Morais, 2007)
* Il ragazzo che abitava in fondo al mare (2010)
* L'ultimo gattopardo (2010, g. tornatore, 4stars)]

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1
The Cameraman 1928,  Unrated)
2
Chelovek s kino-apparatom (Man with a Movie Camera) 1929,  Unrated)
3
Monkey Business 1931,  Unrated)
4
Freaks 1932,  Unrated)
5
What Price Hollywood? 1932,  Unrated)
6
Hollywood Party 1934,  Unrated)
7
A Star Is Born 1937,  PG)
8
The Rules of the Game (La regle du jeu ) 1939,  Unrated)
9
Citizen Kane 1941,  PG)
10
Sullivan's Travels 1941,  Unrated)
11
All About Eve 1950,  PG)
12
Sunset Boulevard 1950,  Unrated)
Sunset Boulevard
a little predictable... ain't it?
13
The Bad and the Beautiful 1953,  G)
14
Limelight 1952,  G)
15
The Band Wagon 1953,  Unrated)
16
Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (Mr. Hulot's Holiday) 1953,  Unrated)
17
Rear Window 1954,  PG)
18
Peeping Tom 1960,  Unrated)
19
The Apartment 1960,  Unrated)
20
L'année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad) 1961,  Unrated)
21
My Life to Live (It's My Life) (Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux) 1962,  Unrated)
My Life to Live (It's My Life) (Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux)
-You've read The Three Musketeers?
I saw the film. Why?
-Because in it (this is really in Twenty Years Later), Porthos -tall, strong, a little stupid, he's never thought in his life- He has to place a bomb in a cellar, to blow it up. He does it, he places the bomb, lights the fuse, then he runs away, of course.
But suddenly he begins to think: What about? How it is possible to put one foot before the other?
You must have thought about that, too. So he stops running. He can't go on, he can't move forward. The bomb explodes, the cellar falls on him: he holds it up with his shoulders. But after a day, or maybe two, he is crushed to death.
The first time he thought, it killed him.
-Why did you tell me that story?
No reason, just to talk
-Why must one always talk?
Often one shouldn't talk, but live in silence. The more one talks, the less the words mean.
-Perhaps, but can one?
I don't know. I've found that we can't live without talking. I'd like to live without talking. Yes, it would be nice, wouldn't it?
Like loving one another more. But it isn't possible.
- But why? Words should express just what one wants to say. Do they betray us? But we betray them, too. One should be able to express oneself. It has been done in writing.
Think: someone like Plato can still be understood - he can. Yet he wrote in Greek, 2,500 years ago. No one really knows the language, at least, not exactly. Yet something gets through, so we should be able to express ourselves. And we must.
- Why must we? To understand each other?
We must think, and for thought we need words. There's no other way to think: to communicate, one must talk; that is our life.
- Yes, but it is very difficult. I think life should be easy. Your talk of The Three Musketeers, may make a good story but it's terrible.
Yes, but it's a pointer. I believe one learns to talk well, only when one has renounced life for a time. That's the price.

-So, to speak is fatal?
Speaking is almost a resurrection in relation to life. Speech is another life from when one does not speak
So, to live in speech one must pass through the death of life without speech. I may not be putting it clearly, but there is a kind of ascetic rule that stops one from talking well until one sees life with detachment.
-But one can't live everyday life with... I don't know...With detachment. We balance, that's why we pass from silence... to words. We swing between the two, because it's the movement of life.
From everyday life one rises to a life we call superior: the thinking life. But this life presupposes one has killed the everyday too elementary life.
-Then thinking and talking are the same thing?
So I believe; Plato said so. It's an old idea. One cannot distinguish the thought from the words that express it. An instant of thought can only
be grasped through words.
- So one must talk and risk lying?
Lies, too, are part of our quest. Errors and lies are very similar. I don't mean ordinary lies, Iike "I promise to come tomorrow, but I don't", as I didn't want to. You see, those are ploys. But a subtle lie is little different from an error. One searches and can't find the right word. That's why you didn't know what to say: You were afraid of not finding the right word. That's the explanation.
- How can one be sure of having found the right word?
One must work It needs an effort. One must speak in a way that is right, doesn't hurt says what has to be said, does what has to be done without hurting or bruising. One must try to be in good faith.
- Someone told me: "There is truth in everything, even in error."


-What do you think about love? Shouldn't love be the only truth?
For that, love would always have to be true. Do you know anyone who knows at once what he loves? No. When you're twenty you don't know. All you know are bits and pieces, you make arbitrary choices. Your "I love" is an impure affair.
But to be completely at one with what you love, you need maturity. That means searching. This is the truth of life That's why love is a solution, on condition that it is true.


- I'd like to go to the Louvre
No, I don't like looking at pictures
- Why? Art and beauty are life
I adore you
- And I love you
Why not come and live with me?
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8 1/2 1963,  Unrated)
8 1/2
1963
23
Le Mépris (Contempt) 2008,  PG)
24
Persona 1966,  Unrated)
25
Bonnie and Clyde 1967,  R)
26
Blow-Up 1966,  Unrated)
27
David Holzman's Diary 1967,  Unrated)
28
The Producers 1968,  PG)
29
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One 1968,  Unrated)
30
Baisers Volés (Stolen Kisses) 1968,  R)
31
Night of the Living Dead 1968,  R)
32
The Movie Orgy 1968,  Unrated)
33
The Party 1968,  PG)
34
Warnung vor einer Heiligen Nutte (Beware of a Holy Whore) 1971,  Unrated)
35
A Clockwork Orange 1971,  R)
36
Last Tango in Paris 1972,  R)
37
Directed by John Ford 1971,  Unrated)
38
Tout va bien (Everything's All Right) 1973,  Unrated)
39
The Spirit of the Beehive (El Espíritu de la colmena) 2006,  Unrated)
The Spirit of the Beehive (El Espíritu de la colmena)
(1973)
40
Day for Night 1973,  PG)
41
Blazing Saddles 1974,  R)
42
Young Frankenstein 1974,  PG)
43
Jaws 1975,  PG)
44
The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975,  R)
45
The Travelling Players (O thiasos) 1976,  Unrated)
46
The Front 1976,  PG)
47
Network 1976,  R)
48
Hollywood Boulevard 1976,  R)
49
Cannibal Holocaust 1979,  NC-17)
50
Stardust Memories 1980,  PG)
51
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe 2003,  Unrated)
52
The Stunt Man 1980,  R)
53
The Howling 1981,  R)
54
Notes Towards an African Orestes (Appunti per un'Orestiade africana) 1981,  Unrated)
55
Tootsie 1982,  PG)
56
Identificazione di una donna (Identification of a Woman) 1982,  Unrated)
57
Hollywood Shuffle 1982,  R)
58
The State of Things 1982,  Unrated)
59
Burden of Dreams 1982,  R)
60
Passion (Godard's Passion) 1982,  R)
61
Dokument Fanny och Alexander (The Making of 'Fanny and Alexander') 1986,  Unrated)
62
Making of Fanny and Alexander 1983,  Unrated)
63
Videodrome 1983,  R)
64
The King of Comedy 1983,  PG)
65
Body Double 1984,  R)
66
Gremlins 1984,  PG)
67
Room 666 (Chambre 666) 1985,  Unrated)
68
The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985,  PG)
69
Back to the Future 1985,  PG)
70
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 1986,  NC-17)
71
Good Morning, Babylon 1987,  PG-13)
72
Spaceballs 1987,  PG)
73
Scrooged 1988,  PG-13)
74
Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) 1988,  R)
75
The Dead Pool 1988,  R)
The Dead Pool
Pretty far from the others Dirty Harry, this weak last chapter has got few ideas, poorly represented, if you take away the action, which is also restrained.

What's really to be remembered is the chase by the remote-controlled toy car (wielding a bomb) around San Francisco streets.
76
Sunset 1988,  R)
77
UHF 1989,  PG)
78
Back to the Future Part II 1989,  PG)
79
The Wizard of Speed and Time 1989,  PG)
80
La Vie et Rien d'Autre (Life and Nothing But) 1989,  PG)
81
Back to the Future Part III 1990,  PG)
82
Un Gatto nel cervello (Nightmare Concert A Cat in the Brain) 1990,  R)
83
Texasville 1991,  R)
84
Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990,  PG-13)
85
Edward Scissorhands 1990,  PG-13)
86
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse 1991,  R)
87
Volere, Volare 1991,  R)
88
Barton Fink 1991,  R)
89
Noises Off... 1992,  PG-13)
90
Matinee 1992,  PG)
91
C'est arrivé près de chez vous (Man Bites Dog) (It Happened in Your Neighborhood) 1992,  NC-17)
C'est arrivé près de chez vous (Man Bites Dog) (It Happened in Your Neighborhood)
This is the kind of film that tries to prove mockingly, that "if god does not exist everything is permitted". The provocation starts with the original title "It happened in your neighborhood", a joke as to make you feel guilty for have not noticed it; and cinema should be the other accomplice.

It is true that we live in a reality that is not ours anymore, from which we are distant, (the post-modern theories), but here Ben -the murderess- well knows what he's doing -and can distinguish live from dead- so there is no giusification to the violence, and voyeurism that the film project us.

I really liked the way to portray as normal his way of thinking and living, and the fact that it prevailed on common sense, but -unlike more serious and less complacent films like henry portrait of a serial killer- the irony of the absurd cannot obscure the immorality and stupidity of the work itself: the film pretends to give responsibility to the viewer, but instead it just puts our backs to the wall (chained to the fate of the crew, with no way out).

Eventually, the film seems to mistake that cinema is not the media, they are two different separeted things, and in no way it should be empowered to trap you into this.
92
Unforgiven 1992,  R)
93
The Player 1992,  R)
94
...And God Spoke (The Making of '...And God Spoke') 1994,  R)
95
Last Action Hero 1993,  PG-13)
96
Under the Olive Trees (Zire darakhatan zeyton) (Through the Olive Trees) 1994,  G)
97
Natural Born Killers 1994,  R)
Natural Born Killers
It is not difficult for a film buff, judging a film as excessive as NBK ... What else can remember the bald head of Harrelson, if not the cannibals of Wes Craven, or the sit com, Clockwork Orange ... without considering that the film moves into a hyper-realism influenced by Wild at Heart, the precipitate Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead, and obscenity and overflowing trash by John Waters ...
That said, the logic of the Hollywood director who plays the experimental (with tiresome, messy and ridiculous payoff in the long run), is like: hey, the media are wrong, not me, I'm just an artist and I can do whatever i want; with the result that no evil here is a complaint, but it is also amplified, especially for the average person, who ignores the misdeeds of the corporate media.
98
Wes Craven's New Nightmare 1994,  R)
99
In the Mouth of Madness 1995,  R)
100
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies 1995,  Unrated)
101
A Personal Journey Throughout American Movies With Martin Scorsese 1998,  Unrated)
102
Living in Oblivion 1995,  R)
103
Swimming with Sharks 1995,  R)
104
Get Shorty 1995,  R)
105
To Die For 1995,  R)
106
Stealing Beauty 1996,  R)
107
Irma Vep 1996,  Unrated)
108
Scream 1996,  R)
Scream
what if someone with a creepy mature voice calls you on the phone, asking: Where were you on Friday the 13th?
Well, if you are in a horror movie, and you're a nice blondie teenager, there are not many options... just get frightened and start to run with no direction, until they slash you with a knife...
This is the starting point of a merciless parody of horror films, which seeks to overturn all the rules of the genre, updating it at our times, but falling at the climax: the ending ...
as a matter of fact, going forward the film becomes a forced teen movie, and not so intelligent as it was begun, showing its own poor mechanism, and it's not saved even by the references to Dawson's Creek, or the punch to unsympathetic Courtney Cox, because now you just want it to end, and they kill each others!
109
Boogie Nights 1997,  R)
110
Titanic 1997,  PG-13)
111
Deconstructing Harry 1997,  R)
112
Lost Highway 1997,  R)
113
Taste of Cherry (Ta'm e Guilass) 1998,  Unrated)
114
L.A. Confidential 1997,  R)
115
The Second Civil War 1997,  R)
116
Snake Eyes 1998,  R)
117
Gods and Monsters 1998,  R)
118
Pleasantville 1998,  PG-13)
Pleasantville
The film is both too vague and politically correct, so that prefers to do praise to life in general, with its negative aspects, instead of sinking to a radical critique of life of our society (and how we got here), remaining on the surface, so as not to realize the hopelessness of some of the protagonists themselves, and this is very misleading.
On the other hand, however, it's able to move something in you, because it touches the right chord, explaining how the world would be without passion, art, culture and cinema
119
The Truman Show 1998,  PG)
120
Funny Games 1998,  Unrated)
121
Celebrity 1998,  R)
122
American Beauty 1999,  R)
123
Being John Malkovich 1999,  R)
124
EdTV 1999,  PG-13)
125
The Blair Witch Project 1999,  R)
126
Close-up 1999,  R)
127
The Matrix 1999,  R)
128
Man on the Moon 1999,  R)
129
A Constant Forge 2000,  Unrated)
130
Shadow of the Vampire 2000,  R)
131
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000,  PG-13)
132
Cecil B. Demented 2000,  R)
133
Donnie Darko 2001,  R)
134
The Majestic 2001,  PG)
135
Mulholland Drive 2001,  R)
136
My Voyage to Italy 2001,  PG-13)
137
The Cat's Meow 2001,  PG-13)
138
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures 2001,  Unrated)
139
Adaptation 2002,  R)
140
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2003,  R)
141
Hollywood Ending 2002,  PG-13)
142
Ken Park 2002,  Unrated)
143
American Splendor 2003,  R)
144
Lost in La Mancha 2003,  R)
145
The Company 2003,  PG-13)
146
Anything Else 2003,  R)
147
The Five Obstructions 2003,  Unrated)
148
The Dreamers 2004,  NC-17)
149
The Last Shot 2004,  R)
150
The Life I Want (La Vita Che Vorrei) 2004,  Unrated)
151
The Aviator 2004,  PG-13)
152
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind 2004,  R)
153
Crooked Features 2005,  Unrated)
154
The Producers 2005,  PG-13)
155
Grizzly Man 2005,  R)
156
Good Night, And Good Luck 2005,  PG)
157
Cache (Hidden) 2005,  R)
158
New Suit 2005,  R)
159
A Prairie Home Companion 2006,  PG-13)
160
Stranger Than Fiction 2006,  PG-13)
161
American Dreamz 2006,  PG-13)
162
Flags of Our Fathers 2006,  R)
163
Letters from Iwo Jima 2006,  R)
164
Wedding Director 2006,  Unrated)
165
Inland Empire 2006,  R)
166
Hollywoodland 2006,  R)
167
redacted 2007,  R)
168
The Nines 2007,  R)
169
Slipstream 2007,  R)
170
Synecdoche, New York 2008,  R)
171
Be Kind Rewind 2008,  PG-13)
172
Gran Torino 2009,  R)
173
Good Morning Heartache (Riprendimi) 2008,  Unrated)
174
What Just Happened? 2008,  R)
175
Palermo Shooting 2008,  Unrated)
176
Tetro 2009,  R)
177
Le hérisson 2009,  Unrated)
178
Show People 1928,  Unrated)
179
Broken Embraces 2009,  R)
180
Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles) 2010,  PG)
Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles)
Les herbes folles is a strange film which reminds me a bit Los Abrazos Rotos: during the first part, it seems even poetic, an old-fashioned conflicted fairy tales of Resnais about casuality of life, despite the frivolity of plot (a man found the wallet of a woman and later wants to know her, becoming obsessed); but the change of direction that the film takes, leads to engage hatches of nonsense, because the script turning point is when the man cut up the wheels of the car of his victim, to prevent her escape (since then she first calls the police, but soon seeks him desperately).
In all that, the gentleman's wife is a mere spectator to what happens, and this makes it all the more shocking.

But the film is not only that, it is also a parable about contemporary cinema (almost as Godard's criticism), especially Hollywood, where the happy ending is the forced landing point of any sentimental or dramatic work (the director underlines the well known riff of the 20th Century Fox, as the background for a kiss, when the film seems to be over, but isn't really)

The formal elegance still contrasts with the crazy plot, which becomes way more laughable, and the opener master of the Novelle Vague favorite themes: memory, inability to communicate, existentialism and sentimentality, break before the reopening of the shape started in Melo, from the questionable choice of actors to inconclusiveness; with the result that the film does not go very far, and remains something inscrutable (for example, the reference to Flaubert seems out of place), moving out instead than inward.
181
The Father of My Children (Le pere de mes enfants) 2010,  Unrated)
182
Inglourious Basterds 2009,  R)
183
Somewhere 2010,  R)
184
Frost/Nixon 2008,  R)
185
Inception 2010,  PG-13)
186
Forever Hollywood 2000,  Unrated)
187
Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) 2011,  Unrated)
188
Midnight Cowboy 1969,  R)
189
Hollywood-Monster (Ghost Chase) 1988,  PG)
190
Overnight 2004,  R)
191
Disturbia 2007,  PG-13)
Disturbia
"Dist-suburbia" is a similar piece of work to teens movies of the eighties as Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club, or Mystery Date, films about cinema connected to technologies such as Rear window, scream and American Beauty, and the Joe Dante's movies The Hole and The 'Burbs.
Indeed there isn't much original in it, and it just deals with the usual clichés of the suburban American teen life, in the absence of parents.
The real problem is that on the side of thriller, the film is a bland try, especially the ending, which seems an unnecessarily change, because it's not prepared the release of a serial killer, and the plot twist does not seem to sort any effect, so that no real disturb is caused.
192
Takeshis' 2005,  Unrated)
193
Humpday 2009,  R)
194
Me and You and Everyone We Know 2005,  R)
195
Hiroshima Mon Amour (Hiroshima, My Love) 1959,  Unrated)
196
Exit Through The Gift Shop 2010,  R)
197
Was geschah wirklich zwischen den Bildern? (Film Before Film) 1986,  Unrated)
198
Les Ennemis du Cinema 2008,  G)
199
The Big Picture 1989,  PG)
200
After Midnight (Dopo Mezzanotte) 2004,  Unrated)
201
Dillinger è Morto (Dillinger is Dead) 1969,  Unrated)
202
Silent Movie 1976,  PG)
203
Artists Under The Big Top: Perplexed 1968,  Unrated)
Artists Under The Big Top: Perplexed
Made by collage and alternating between archive footage and shot fragments, it's an allegory about the Kluge's struggle for the New German Cinema movement, and the state of art in the present capitalist society, where everything is a product to sell out.

Perhaps too ambitious and cryptic, it didn't pass well the test of time... Wim Wender's Der stand der dinge (1982) , is some kind of a remake, but you can notice some influence even in Der Himmel uber Berlin.

What remains today is the surreal atmosphere, and good ambitions / message.

Golden Lion at the 33° Venice Film Festival (1968)
204
36 Vues du Pic Saint-Loup (36 Views of Saint-Loup Peak) (Around a Small Mountain) 2009,  Unrated)
205
Lo sceicco bianco (The White Sheik) 1952,  Unrated)
206
C'eravamo tanto amati (We All Loved Each Other So Much) 1974,  Unrated)
207
La Signora Senza Camelie (The Lady Without Camelias) 1953,  Unrated)
208
La Donna Scimmia (The Ape Woman) 1964,  Unrated)
209
What Do You Know About Me? 2009,  Unrated)
210
Il Caimano 2006,  PG)
211
The First Beautiful Thing (La prima cosa bella) 2011,  Unrated)
212
Rosso come il cielo 2007,  Unrated)
213
Intervista 1984,  Unrated)
214
L'Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot (Henri-George Clouzot's Inferno) 2010,  Unrated)
215
Home Movies 1980,  PG)
216
Tarnation 2004,  Unrated)
217
Pretty As A Picture: The Art Of David Lynch 1997,  Unrated)
218
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait 2004,  Unrated)
219
Great Directors 2010,  Unrated)
220
This Is Spinal Tap 1984,  R)
221
The Work of Director Michel Gondry 2003,  Unrated)
222
Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff 2011,  Unrated)
223
Brando: The Documentary 2007,  Unrated)
224
Cannes: All Access 2006,  Unrated)
225
Movies 101 2005,  Unrated)
226
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing 2006,  Unrated)
227
Brian De Palma, l'incorruptible (The Life of Brian) (Brian De Palma: The Untouchable) 2002,  Unrated)
228
Magic of Fellini 2002,  Unrated)
229
Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows 2000,  Unrated)
230
Frank Capra's American Dream 1997,  PG)
231
The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera 1996,  Unrated)
232
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick 1995,  Unrated)
233
Hollywood Mavericks 1990,  Unrated)
234
Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel 1978,  Unrated)
235
Hamlet 1990,  PG)
236
Othello 1965,  Unrated)
237
Richard III 1956,  Unrated)
238
Hamlet 1948,  Unrated)
239
Julius Caesar 1953,  Unrated)
240
King Lear 1983,  Unrated)
241
As You Like It 2006,  PG)
242
Julius Caesar 1970,  G)
243
Julius Caesar 2002,  R)
244
A Midsummer Night's Dream 1999,  PG-13)
245
Polanski (Polanski Unauthorized) 2009,  Unrated)
246
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired 2008,  Unrated)
247
Macbeth 1948,  Unrated)
248
Julius Caesar 1953,  Unrated)
249
Julius Caesar 1979,  Unrated)
250
A Performance of Macbeth 1978,  Unrated)
251
Kumonosu Jô (Throne of Blood) (Macbeth) 1957,  Unrated)
252
The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (Othello) 1952,  Unrated)
253
The Tragedy of Macbeth (Macbeth) 1971,  R)
254
Macbeth 2006,  Unrated)
255
Shakespeare in Love 1998,  R)
256
Light Keeps Me Company 2001,  Unrated)
257
Intimate Portrait - Mia Farrow 1998,  Unrated)
258
Romeo + Juliet 1996,  PG-13)
259
O 2001,  R)
260
Othello 1995,  R)
261
Much Ado About Nothing 1993,  PG-13)
262
Mishima - A Life in Four Chapters 1985,  R)
263
Henry V 1989,  PG-13)
264
Hamlet 2000,  R)
265
William Shakespeare's Richard the Second 2001,  Unrated)
266
Titus 1999,  R)
267
A Midsummer Night's Dream 1993,  PG-13)
268
A Midsummer Night's Dream 1935,  Unrated)
269
A Midsummer Night's Dream 1968,  Unrated)
270
Sen noci svatojanske (A Midsummer Night's Dream) 1959,  Unrated)
271
The Tempest 1980,  R)
272
The Puppet Films of Jiri Trnka 1951,  Unrated)
273
Otello (Othello) 1986,  PG)
274
Hamlet 1996,  PG-13)
275
Otello 1976,  Unrated)
276
Romeo and Juliet 1968,  PG)
277
Cold Souls 2009,  PG-13)
Cold Souls
The film is a modest revival of the works of Charlie Kaufman, but on the contrary, it does not ask questions, nor it seeks to respond.
the package is welcome, but it leaves a sense of frustration, incompleteness, and lack of depth. Even Paul Jamatti seems not sure about what the film is about. It is like a film about soul, but without soul.
It remains to hope that the forthcoming work of Sophie Barthes may be more mature and courageous.
278
The Celluloid Closet 1996,  R)
279
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema 2006,  Unrated)
280
This Film is Not Yet Rated 2006,  NC-17)
281
Indie Sex: Censored 2007,  Unrated)
282
Why Be Good?: Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema 2008,  Unrated)
283
Z Channel - A Magnificent Obsession 2004,  R)
284
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls 2003,  Unrated)
285
American Movie 1999,  R)
286
Dario Argento - An Eye for Horror 2000,  Unrated)
287
Getting Gilliam 2005,  Unrated)
288
Taxi Driver 1976,  R)
289
Clouds of May 1999,  Unrated)
290
Mayis Sikintisi (Clouds of May) 1999,  Unrated)
291
Cinemania 2002,  Unrated)
292
Film Geek 2005,  R)
293
A Decade Under the Influence 2003,  R)
294
Inside Deep Throat 2005,  NC-17)
295
The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002,  R)
296
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream 2005,  Unrated)
297
We Go Way Back 2011,  PG-13)
298
11'09''01 - September 11 2002,  Unrated)
299
Rated R: Republican in Hollywood 2004,  Unrated)
300
This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs the Late Henry Moss 2004,  R)
301
Wanderlust 2006,  Unrated)
302
The Spaghetti West 2005,  Unrated)
303
Baadasssss Cinema - A Bold Look at 70's Blaxploitation Films 2001,  Unrated)
304
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second 2002,  R)
305
Happy Endings 2005,  R)
306
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood 1995,  Unrated)
307
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006,  PG)
308
Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies 2001,  Unrated)
309
Independent's Day 1998,  Unrated)
310
Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (Hollywood: An Empire of Their Own) 1998,  Unrated)
311
Movies in the Mind (Kino im Kopf) 1996,  Unrated)
312
Music for the Movies: Toru Takemitsu 1994,  Unrated)
313
Movies, Aspirin and Vultures (Cinema, Aspirina e Urubus) ,  Unrated)
314
Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography 1993,  Unrated)
315
Hollywood Uncensored 1987,  Unrated)
316
Beautiful Darling 2011,  Unrated)
317
Blank City 2011,  Unrated)
318
Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen 2009,  Unrated)
319
Pie in the Sky - The Brigid Berlin Story 2000,  Unrated)
320
This Filthy World 2006,  Unrated)
321
John Waters: This Filthy World 2006,  Unrated)
322
Guest of Cindy Sherman 2008,  Unrated)
323
Starz Inside: In the Gutter 2008,  Unrated)
324
Venus 2006,  R)
325
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 1960,  Unrated)
326
Mommie Dearest 1981,  PG)
327
The Blair Clown Project 1999,  Unrated)
328
Chasing Kevin 2000,  Unrated)
329
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2001,  Unrated)
330
Split Screen 2003,  Unrated)
331
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder 2006,  Unrated)
332
Snowball Effect: The Story of Clerks 2004,  Unrated)
333
Clerks: The Lost Scene 2004,  Unrated)
334
Back to the Well: Clerks II 2006,  Unrated)
335
Sold Out: A Threevening with Kevin Smith 2008,  Unrated)
336
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed 2007,  Unrated)
337
Don't You Forget About Me 2009,  R)
338
Popcorn Porn 2009,  Unrated)
339
Official Rejection 2009,  Unrated)
340
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001,  R)
341
Wedding Director (Il Regista di Matrimoni) 2008,  Unrated)
342
Camera Buff 1980,  R)
343
A Trick of Light (Gebrüder Skladanowsky, Die) 1995,  Unrated)
344
The French Lieutenant's Woman 1981,  R)
345
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story 2005,  R)
346
Singin' in the Rain 1952,  G)
347
Baadasssss! 2003,  R)
348
Two Weeks in Another Town 1962,  Unrated)
349
The Legend of Lylah Clare 1968,  R)
350
Hellzapoppin 1941,  Unrated)
351
Three Amigos! 1986,  PG)
352
1941 1979,  PG)
353
Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993,  PG-13)
354
The Last Picture Show 1971,  R)
355
La Ricotta 1962,  PG)
356
Jacquot de Nantes 1991,  PG)
357
Close Up 1996,  R)
358
A Star Is Born 1954,  PG)
359
Victor Victoria 1982,  PG)
360
Cabaret 1972,  PG)
361
Stage Beauty 2004,  R)
362
The Libertine 2006,  R)
363
Paths of Glory 1957,  G)
364
The Magnificent Tati 2009,  Unrated)
365
What Do You Know About Me? (Di me cosa ne sai) 2009,  Unrated)
366
Wings of Desire 1987,  PG-13)
367
Nitrato d'Argento (Nitrate Base) 1996,  Unrated)
368
In the Mirror of Maya Deren 2003,  Unrated)
369
City Island 2010,  PG-13)
370
Tarzan 1999,  G)
Tarzan
outstanding animation, but the issue is the usual disney family values propaganda, which annoys because it seems the story is the mere occasion to say how nice is being part of a family.

you can see it from the the final, which is totally unjustified.
371
Beckett on Film 2001,  Unrated)
372
Ellie Parker 2005,  R)
373
Professione: reporter (The Passenger) 1975,  PG-13)
374
The Day of the Locust 1975,  R)
375
The Last Movie 1971,  R)
376
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2009,  R)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
"Man Hatar kvinnor som" the first chapter of the saga Millennium, works on a giallo based upon the disappearance of a girl in a wealthy family, where after 40 years it is still suspected murder, until that the end reveals the secret.

The film takes a good tension, and it's well shot, but is especially strong for the veracity of his main character, the young Lisbeth Salander (played credibly by Noomi Raptor), a tormented girl always exploited and escaping from something, even though perhaps it lacks a strong blow to the final scene (it reminds me too much of the Shawshank Redemption, and it is pretty obvious).

I wonder: is it possible today to make a good film for a broad public and find consensus without mentioning or showing: Nazis, domestic traps or cages for prisoners, sadomasochism, bisexuality, dysfunctional families and so much violence?
377
Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) 2010,  R)
378
The Red Shoes 1948,  R)
379
Dead Poets Society 1989,  PG)
380
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire 2009,  R)
381
The Star Maker (L'uomo delle stelle) 1995,  R)
382
Morning Glory 1933,  Unrated)
383
Sherlock Jr. 1924,  Unrated)
384
Barney's Version 2011,  R)
385
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! 2008,  R)
386
The Errand Boy 1961,  Unrated)
387
Steamboat Bill, Jr. 1928,  Unrated)
388
Looking for Richard 1996,  PG-13)
389
Chinese Coffee 2000,  R)
390
Amores Perros 2001,  R)
391
Diner 1982,  R)
392
The Last Tycoon 1976,  PG)
393
Splendor in the Grass 1961,  G)
394
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life 1983,  R)
395
The Fighter 2010,  R)
396
The World's Greatest Lover 1977,  PG)
397
Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta) 2003,  PG)
398
Chaplin 1992,  PG-13)
399
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done 2010,  R)
400
John Carpenter - The Man and His Movies 2002,  Unrated)
401
Tales From the Script 2010,  Unrated)
402
Monsterland 2009,  Unrated)
403
Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh: The Art of Make-Up EFX 2008,  Unrated)
404
Super 8 2011,  PG-13)
405
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film 2006,  Unrated)
406
Bloodsucking Cinema 2007,  Unrated)
407
Starz Inside: Bloodsucking Cinema 2007,  Unrated)
408
The American Nightmare - A Celebration of Films from Hollywood's Golden Age of Fright 2001,  Unrated)
409
Cinemaker 2004,  Unrated)
410
After Sunset: The Life & Times of the Drive-In Theater 1995,  Unrated)
411
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975,  PG)
412
Election 1999,  R)
413
Bowfinger 1999,  PG-13)
414
Paris, Texas 1984,  R)
415
Direct Your Own Damn Movie! 2009,  Unrated)
416
Rushmore 1998,  R)
417
Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River 2004,  Unrated)
418
Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story 2007,  Unrated)
419
Sideways 2004,  R)
420
Scream 4 2011,  R)
421
The Big Chill 1983,  R)
422
Kantoku - Banzai! (Glory to the Filmmaker!) 2007,  Unrated)
423
Yang Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema (Yang & Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema) 1996,  Unrated)
424
Behind the Mission: The Making of 'M:I-2' 2000,  Unrated)
425
Chop Socky - Cinema Hong Kong 2004,  Unrated)
426
How Bruce Lee Changed the World 2009,  Unrated)
427
Lumière and Company 1996,  Unrated)
428
Hollywood or Bust 1956,  Unrated)
429
I Soliti Ignoti (Big Deal on Madonna Street) (The Usual Unidentified Thieves) 1960,  Unrated)
430
The Inner Circle (The Projectionist) 1992,  PG)
431
Ed Wood 1994,  R)
432
Nickelodeon 1976,  PG)
433
S.O.B. 1981,  R)

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