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10.Get Shorty (1995)
It is directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. It delivered an ultimately smart Twist on the Classic Hollywood gangster Dynamic with a cast where each one is more Charming than the other. Get Shorty also takes a cool turn on the Hollywood industry after mobster Chile is told to get the bills from a shady Hollywood producer. He soon learns that maybe he wants to be the same thing and pitches his life as a story.
9. The Player (1992)
It is a satirical black comedy film, directed by Robert Altman. It is brutally cynical without ever becoming bitter. This all-time successful satire follows a forgotten producer who was sure that the death threats he receives are the work of famous writer David Kahani. After murdering him and blaming the truth on someone else he reinvents his career without knowing that the past is still haunting him.
8. Living In Oblivion (1995)
Living In Oblivion is a black comedy film written and directed by Tom Dasilo. Walking the line between being an independent picture in its own right while mocking the Indie industry with sharp satire. Living in Oblivion follows ambitious filmmaker Nick who was shooting his first feature. However, tensions rise between the actors on set who just had an affair and as money and time run out the completion of the film becomes nearly impossible.
7. Barton Fink (1991)
Barton Fink is a period black comedy psychological Thriller film written and directed by the Coen Brothers. It is packed with the Coen Brothers remarkable style and humour. Barton Fink is a sharp satire on the film industry. We witness how the titular author Barton agrees to write the screenplay to a b-movie. Struggling under the pressure he finds his attention destroyed when a series of bizarre events distracts him again and again.
6. The Bad and The Beautiful (1952)
The Bad and The Beautiful is a melodrama film directed by Vincente Minelli. It offers ugly insight into the hubris and egos that have shaped Hollywood throughout the centuries. The Bad and the Beautiful examines how greed and power shape the system. After a wicked producer scams three different Hollywood figures endangering their careers, they find success anyway and begin figuring out how to repay him when he offers them work once more.
5. Day for night (1973)
It is a 1973 French film directed by Francois Trufau. In this charmingly fresh flick, we witness how reality and fiction blur for movie director Ferrand. When he increasingly finds obsession in observing the stars of his movie, he decides to craft his movie based on their real-life dramas. While we witness those in rather unexpected turns, the director loses track of the subject more and more.
4. 8 and ½ (1963)
It was directed by Federico Fellini and one of the best classic movies about filmmaking. Just as inventive as the topic to which it draws the spotlight, eight and a half comes closer than most movies about the industry to a realistic approach to what makes movies and telling stories feels like. As an Italian filmmaker struggles to get his new feature off the ground due to his personal troubles, he finds himself becoming more and more autobiographical.
3. Ed Wood (1994)
Ed Wood is a 1994 biographical comedy drama film directed by Tim Burton. The longtime dream team of actor Depp and director Burton made it again with Ed Wood. The fictional portrait of a tragic real life story depicting the life of Ed Wood, an unsuccessful Storyteller of the 50s who gained posthumous Fame for his sci-fi work in the 80s. We witnessed the struggles of creative people never given the chance to prove themselves.
2. Singing in the Rain (1952)
It is directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donna. This masterpiece of the classic golden Hollywood era remains a Timeless tale. It is set in the 1920s, we follow the silent film star Don Lockwood and his jealous screen partner Lena Lamont. They are trying to make the difficult transition from Silent to talking pictures but she has an annoying shrill voice and their latest film is transformed into a musical.
1. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Cinema Paradiso is an Italian drama film written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. It is an Ode to the power of life itself captured by the art form of Cinema. Cinema Paradiso captures the passion of a young boy growing up in a war plagued Sicilian town with only one escape the Cinema Paradiso. When he grows up to be a handsome man only one thing is missing: the bravery to take the next step and become a filmmaker.
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