When Damien Chazelle Babylon Now in theaters, the Oscar winner joins the ranks of colleagues and contemporaries both past and present, turning the camera inward and pondering the nature of art and its industries.
From classic Hollywood productions through every era and mode of cinema Sullivan’s Journeyinto a quirky, transnational and independent documentary sloth, filmmakers have always had a keen interest in tearing down the curtain and revealing the intrigues, processes, triumphs and trials that come with making (or trying to make) a film. For every great story that hits the screen, it seems like there are 100 great stories the filmmaker can’t tell, from conception to completion.
David Fincher’s Munk is the story of Herman Mankiewiczwon the Academy Award for Best Screenplay with orson welles For Wells’ Early Masterpieces citizen caneThe film draws on the previous claim that Mankiewicz was the sole author of the legendary photograph, and thus the film’s writing period, Mankiewicz’s often drunken antics, and his run-ins with Welles himself. is chasing
Fincher’s stylish black-and-white feature films are drawn from scripts written by his father, Jack Fincher, sadly passed away over a decade before the film was released.Senior Finchers The inspiration came from an infamous claim by a legendary film critic Pauline Kayle About the author of “Kane”. Gary Oldman Starring as Mank, his performance reflects the film’s overall subject matter, as well as his comical and cynical reflections on the film industry, artistry, authorship, and legacy.
Film producers worry about directors’ recent investments in movies Fritz Lang (Who plays himself!) I’m about to blow up, so I bring in a young screenwriter (Michelle Piccoli) Collect the film. During production, the apparent rift between Piccoli’s character and his wife (Brigette Bardot) only widens, with the director’s crumbling marriage and the only cure he knows of easing the pain, It subtly reflects his ability to relax a deeper, more rigorous adherence to his art.
Already a legendary film critic himself, it’s no wonder he’s a late great Jean-Luc Godard Substitute pen and typewriter for camera and crew to deliver beautiful reflections on movies, life and love.
“Kindly, Rewind” (2008)
Michel Gondryof follow up to science of sleep And so on, an attractive cast is appearing. jack black hip hop artist Mos Def (Yasiin Bay), and screen icon Danny Glover When Mia Farrow. The film follows two video rental store clerks, Jerry and Mike (Black and Bay). Two video rental store clerks must personally reshoot their vast collection after an accident “magnetizes” Jerry and erases the store’s entire archive.
In a time when rental video stores were far away, Gondry Cinema is a beautiful ode to a bygone era of social cinematic discovery and collective shared spaces where moviegoers of all degrees can interact. Beyond her love of video rentals and her store, Gondry’s films explore the human passions behind filmmaking, preserving our stories for ourselves and our communities.
“The Fabermans” (2022)
Steven Spielberg‘s latest feature is an incredibly sentimental piece of loose autobiography that rivals the growth of a young Sammy Faberman (Gabriel Lovell), growing interest in filmmaking and the dissolution of his parents, Mitzi (Michelle Williams) and Bert’s (Paul Dano), marriage.
There are so many things to praise Spielberg’s His star’s impeccable performance, especially his latest outing from Breakout label, For gorgeous cinematography.A director working as a director is definitely favermansExploring began in the 1950s and remains a master of his craft, so it’s special to see him ruminate on his passions and regrets.
“Official Tournament” (2022)
When the billionaire entrepreneur decided he hadn’t left his cultural footprint on the planet yet, he turned to eccentric director Laura Cueva (Penelope Cruz) make a movie that does. With wealth at his disposal, Cueva ambitiously attempts to pair a famous actor with a bitter rival, Playboy heartthrob Felix Libero (Antonio Banderas) and actor/intellect Ivan Torres (Oscar Martinez), which appeared on the screen for the first time, with varying degrees of success.
A film by the Argentinian directorial duo Gaston Dupla When Mariano Cohn,eschewed much of the popular narrative in 2022, but was a sarcastic comedy and powerfully intellectual about the clash between ego, artistry, and money and the question of where cinematic narratives begin and end. provide a portrait.
“Sullivan’s Travels” (1941)
Film director John Sullivan (Joel McCrea) is about to make his masterpiece, an ambitious depiction of human suffering. The only problem is that he has never experienced the plight of a commoner. Sullivan attempts to pose as a “hobo” and hitchhiking, but is eventually thwarted and sent back to Hollywood, where he meets Girl (Veronica Lake) and redoubles his efforts, with serious consequences.
of Preston SturgisThe asterpiece offers an early portrait of cinema trying to find its place in society as a tool for good beyond entertainment. Sturgis also took into account the early signs of wealth and excess and the damage they could bring. Artistry of cinema.
“Dick Johnson Is Dead” (2020)
Director/Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (Photographer, Citizen Four) is an 86-year-old father (Richard Johnson) and a small crew stage his death scene, envisioning him in the eternal afterlife while simultaneously dealing with the reality of ongoing Alzheimer’s disease.
Johnson’s tender and personal portrayal of herself and her father is a comical fantasy scenario in which Richard dies over and over again and continues to live in a cinematic afterlife, as well as personal interactions with aging and illness. Combining struggles.
“Ed Wood” (1994)
Often labeled as one of the “worst” filmmakers of all time, Ed Wood (Johnny DeppThe film is named after Bela Lugosi, a horror legend.Martin Landau). All of this culminates in the creation of Wood’s most infamous work. Plan 9 From Outer Space.
Burton’s stylish black-and-white feature is a loving tribute to his personal hero, offering a portrait of his shy love for making movies despite the overwhelming potential. This film is a turning point in Wood’s revision, in that the rigidity of our cultural criticism and our eagerness to spew out hatred for artists we do not admire is a reflection of the artist’s talent. or is it a reflection of our inhumane acts?
“Day for Night” (1973)
day for night Another film from the former Cahier du Cinema critic turned French New Wave pioneer Francois Truffaut Playing a fictional director who keeps his project alive and moves through a series of crises, amidst several personal and artistic clashes between the cast and crew.
Truffaut The picture is a very funny depiction of the roller coaster that makes a movie, and a justification for the love and work that goes into a movie. Together, it’s the most beautiful thing in the world.
Over 20 Years Later – Novelist Sandy Tan Filmed a road movie with her elusive mentor George Cardona, tongue Revisit lost film remnants and attempt to uncover the mystery of a once-coveted teacher.
In a documentary feature on Netflix, Tan’s story about her mostly lost independent 16mm film making and years that followed is perhaps more interesting than the elusive film.
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