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#1

I wanted to start a topic dealing with one of the main themes that is part of Death Proof, and that is Movies About or that deal with The Movie Biz. I love these kinds of films so I thought we could start listing all the films that we can think of from that subgenre. They can be from any decade.



To start off:



Sunset Boulevard

The Bad and The Beautiful

The Stunt Man

Hollywood Man

Mommie Dearest

Jimmy Hollywood

Last Action Hero

Swimming With Sharks

I Ought To Be In Pictures

The Last Tycoon

The Big Picture

Get Shorty

True Romance

For Your Consideration

Bowfinger

Three Amigos


#2

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back ;D



Edit: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Haha, I will think of more :stuck_out_tongue:



King Kong?


#3

Good topic!



See This Movie

The Player

Boogie Nights

Living in Oblivion

Sherlock Jr

Under The Rainbow

Baadasssss!

…And God Spoke

Singin’ In The Rain

Ed Wood

Contempt

Shadow of the Vampire

Adaptation

Matinee


#4

MULHOLLAND DR.


#5

Stardust Memories

81/2

Talking Head


#6

[quote=“Laydback”]
Good topic!



See This Movie

The Player

Boogie Nights

Living in Oblivion

Sherlock Jr

Under The Rainbow

Baadasssss!

…And God Spoke

Singin’ In The Rain

Ed Wood

Contempt

Shadow of the Vampire

Adaptation

Matinee


[/quote]

I’ve always wanted to see Baadasssss!. How is it?



And come 'on…how can you just NOT love that movie title?


#7

[quote=“ThaDuke”]
I’ve always wanted to see Baadasssss!. How is it?



And come 'on…how can you just NOT love that movie title?
[/quote]

It was one of my most favorites of '05. Or '04. Or whatever year it came out!


#8

[quote=“Laydback”]
It was one of my most favorites of '05. Or '04. Or whatever year it came out!
[/quote]

'05?..'04?..didn’t that come out in the '70s? …


#9



Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song came out in '71



Baadassss (A movie about the making of ^that one) came out a few years ago


#10

Saw it on IFC :slight_smile:


#11

WTF is Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song?


#12

I seen the documentary about blaxploitation called Baadasss or something like that not the movie.Also I believe QT was in the documentary.



Anyway Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song is a blaxploitation)I believe)


#13

be cool


#14

Wasnt Be Cool about the music biz? I didnt see it. I heard it stunk.



Sweet Sweetbacks Baadasss Song is one of the first independent black films of the 1970s. It really kicked off what became Blaxploitation. I consider Sweetback to be more of an arthouse film than typical Blaxploitation though. If you watch Sweetback then a film like The Mack or Dolemite, theres a BIG difference in style and vision. Definitely check out Badasssss, the film about the making of Sweetback! Its excellent!



I love this topic, everyones given some great examples of movies about movies.



One movie about movies Ive loved since I was a kid that I just remembered is F/X. Bryan Brown plays a special FX genius who gets hired to create and perform a fake hit on a mobster. Great 80s film!



A couple more:



Body Double

Cecil B. Demented


#15

[quote=“FrayedEnd”]
be cool
[/quote]

Be Cool was the biggest pile of garbage I’ve ever seen in my entire life.



I could shit a better screenplay.


#16

A few more I just remembered:



Barton Fink (one of my top 3 fav Coens films)

The Big Knife

Cinema Paradiso (a film every film lover must see)

Purple Rose of Cairo


#17

I love Cinema Paradiso :slight_smile:


#18

[quote=“ThaDuke”]
Be Cool was the biggest pile of garbage I’ve ever seen in my entire life.
[/quote]

It’s funny, this movie came up at work today somehow. The manager likes the movie and she then proceeded to ask me if I liked it and looking dead cold into her eyes, this is what I told her:

[quote=“ThaDuke”]
Be Cool was the biggest pile of garbage I’ve ever seen in my entire life.
[/quote]

She then asked why. “What didn’t you like about the movie?”, she said. I then proceeded to say:



The whole damned thing.







THE END


#19

the one you are talking about is called bad asssssss cinema it is a documentary of the whole genre.