Thursday, February 19, 2009

Coming Distractions February 24th, 2009

Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder

Summer Heights High
Sex Drive
Haunting of Molly Hartley
What Just Happened


What Just Happened is just one in a long history of movies about making movies. What makes one director take this (perhaps solipsistic and self-indulgent choice?) while others steer clear? Is it truly best to take the adage "film what you know" to heart? As with the great history of writers writing about other writers with writing block, do we want our art/entertainment to be so self-aware? Do we care what it's like to experience the terrible troubles of Hollywood/making movies? As with any other genre, the answer: Sometimes. And here's a list of some sometimeses to check out:

8 1/2
Mulholland Drive
Tropic Thunder
Son of Rambow
Barton Fink
Sunset Blvd
Postcards from the Edge
The Bad and the Beautiful
State and Main
Wag the Dog
Boogie Nights
Ed Wood
Cecil B. Demented
Lost in La Mancha
The Player
Sullivan's Travels

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