More movies that are like Living in Oblivion
February 7, 2013 11:06 PM   Subscribe

I loved the movie Living in Oblivion. What should I watch next?

Living in Oblivion was fantastic. What other good movies chronicle the drama and misadventures of film making? I'd prefer fictional films, but I also enjoyed the documentary Overnight (about how The Boondock Saints production was a cluster) if you have any documentary suggestions.

I did see this previous MeFi post which listed these films:
Lost in La Mancha (not seen yet)
Bowfinger (I enjoyed this too, but I'm looking for something more off the beaten path)
posted by mtphoto to Media & Arts (16 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

posted by drlith at 2:43 AM on February 8, 2013

Well, the ur-text is 8 1/2, isn't it?
posted by .kobayashi. at 4:10 AM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

Altman's The Player is great.
posted by hot soup girl at 4:19 AM on February 8, 2013

On the documentary tip, you might consider My Best Fiend. Klaus Kinski was quite a character, and Werner Herzog is quite a character. Aguirre, Fitzcarraldo, and the making of a couple other films is addressed.
posted by mr. digits at 4:35 AM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

Oh, and the short documentary Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe may also be of interest.
posted by mr. digits at 4:36 AM on February 8, 2013

State and Main.
posted by nathancaswell at 5:45 AM on February 8, 2013

Oh and Burden of Dreams and Hearts of Darkness, obvs
posted by nathancaswell at 5:46 AM on February 8, 2013

There's also Film Film Film, an amazing Soviet animated short. It was previously discussed on the blue, here's one of the links: Film lovers are sick people
posted by ringu0 at 8:02 AM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

Swimming with Sharks.
posted by bassomatic at 8:15 AM on February 8, 2013

The Stunt Man
Day for Night
posted by silsurf at 8:37 AM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

Everything for Sale
posted by perhapses at 9:21 AM on February 8, 2013

Seconding Truffaut's Day For Night.
posted by Rash at 9:47 AM on February 8, 2013

Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate is a really fascinating documentary.
posted by Chenko at 10:34 AM on February 8, 2013

Oh, there's also Contempt.
posted by .kobayashi. at 2:26 PM on February 8, 2013

Thanks everyone. These are exactly what I'm looking for! All of these will be new to me except Adaptation and Be Kind Rewind.
posted by mtphoto at 12:37 PM on February 10, 2013

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