Movies and Film: Some Films on Directing

Some Films on Directing

Here is a list of films that treat the reality and the fantasy of directing:

  • 812 (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 Franois Truffaut directs this noted French film about a noted French film director (played by Franois Truffaut).
  • Alex in Wonderland (1970). 812, American style.

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