Movies and Film
Some Films on Directing
Here is a list of films that treat the reality and the
fantasy of directing:
- 81⁄2 (1963). Federico Fellini creates a film
about a director who can't seem to get started
on his ninth film.
- Living in Oblivion (1995). Everything goes
wrong for the director, played by Steve Buscemi.
- The Stunt Man (1980). This film stars Peter
O'Toole as a positively Mestiphophelean director.
- Day for Night (1973). Noted French film director François Truffaut directs this noted French
film about a noted French film director
(played by François Truffaut).
- Alex in Wonderland (1970). 81⁄2, American
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