Best making-of docs?

Old 06-16-03, 06:08 PM
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The Phantom Menace.
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Another vote for LOTR EE

The Wild Bunch has a great documentary that won an Academy Award the year it came out.
hopefully when and if warner puts the movie on se dvd, they can put this documentary.
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Among those not yet mentioned, West Side Story and Sound of Music [2-disk] has a very solid docu...
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I thought Signs had a very good documentary.
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I really enjoyed the docs on Silence of the Lambs, Platoon, Amadeus, and Legend. Two that were not solely about production that I really liked were: The Battle Over Citizen Kane and Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer which is on Sullivan's Travels. I am really looking forward to the docs on Black Hawk Down Deluxe Edition and The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition.
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I can't believe no one mentioned The Exorcist - 25th Anniversary Edition. It comes with the feature length BBC documentary The Fear Of God. It may be the best "making of" extra that I've seen yet.
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Old 06-19-03, 12:40 PM
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I enjoyed the making-of doc from Jackie Brown - it was very well done, and didn't appear to be going through the motions as most documentaries do. In fact, out of all of Quentin Tarantino's DVD's, I'd have to vote for "Jackie Brown" as being the best overall.
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I second Mr. Kite!'s recommendation. The BBC's "The Fear of God - 25 Years of the Exorcist" found on the 25th Ann. Ed. DVD is one of the most comprehensive and compelling film documentaries you'll ever see...not to be missed.
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Old 06-19-03, 02:18 PM
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The one on the Do the Right Thing Criterion DVD is really good.
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Old 06-19-03, 03:19 PM
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no one mentioned the fantastic doc on taxi driver - makes up for no commentary.

oh yeah there also the bbc doc on the french connection

a look inside the godfather doc (with de niro screen test)

easy rider making of

amadeus/on flew over/unforgiven/singin' in the rain docs

last picture show/platoon/cape fear/butch cassidy/patton/close encounters/jurasic park/lawerence of arabia/who framed roger rabbit

all great making of doc's

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Old 06-19-03, 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by MJKTool
The Phantom Menace.
Has to be my favorite as it was such a candid look at what they went through to make that movie. The docs on AOTC are pretty good too.

I prefer these types of "making of" docs to the more slickly produced "HBO" style(which is usually just a bunch of ego stroking). The actually documnetary style ones show so much more of what really goes on.
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A lot of the spielberg docs are great; like

Jaws, Close encounters of the third kind, 1941, E.T (Gift Set), Color Purple, Empire of the sun, Saving Private Ryan.
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I watched the 12 Monkeys Making Of doc today and really enjoyed it. It's a feature in itself. I want to say it lasted for about 90 minutes.
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Old 06-20-03, 10:35 AM
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Another I just watched the other day that I greatly enjoyed was the Field of Dreams documentary. I had no idea all the s**t the filmmakers had to go through with that corn!
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