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Old 06-08-03, 11:30 AM
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Recommendations for movies featuring a movie w/in a movie

Lately Iíve been drawn to movies that feature a movie within a move or otherwise peer behind the curtain of movie making as an integral element of the story. Of the ones Iíve seen, my favorites to date are: The Player, Contempt, Sunset Blvd., and Day for Night.

Others Iíve seen include: The Big Picture, Bowfinger, and Shadow of the Vampire. What other flicks along these lines can members recommend?
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...And God Spoke
The Stunt Man
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Old 06-08-03, 11:37 AM
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Sullivan's Travels
Singin' in the Rain
The Majestic
American Movie
Mulholland Dr.
Barton Fink
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The Walking Tall part III
Last Action Hero
U.H.F.
Hollywood Ending
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I can't believe nobody's mentioned:

Sherlock Jr.
The Purple Rose of Cairo
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8 1/2
Bad and the Beautiful
Boogie Nights
Contempt
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HIJACKING HOLLYWOOD
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Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
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Two Weeks in Another Town

Not on DVD. Good luck finding it.
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CQ is pretty good...

Also, Shadow of the Vampire.

EDIT: Whoops...looks like you already listed SOTV.
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Al Pacino's "Simone" is another one.
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Originally posted by Groucho
I can't believe nobody's mentioned:

Sherlock Jr.
The Purple Rose of Cairo
The Purple Rose of Cairo was the 1st movie I thought of.

It is like a movie coming to "Real Life".
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Originally posted by Iron_Giant
The Purple Rose of Cairo was the 1st movie I thought of.

It is like a movie coming to "Real Life".
Speaking of that, how about Albert Brooks' Real Life?
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There are some great ones listed.

I have to second:

CQ - Awesome awesome film.

The Majestic - Some people don't like this one, but it's one of my all time faves!

Shadow of the Vampire - More of a fictional look at the making of a movie, but great nonetheless and shouldn't be missed.
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Originally posted by Gdrlv
CQ is pretty good...
"do you feenk you're clev-AIR?"
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll look for the ones I haven't seen:

...And God Spoke
Bad and the Beautiful
CQ
Dangerous Game
Hijacking Hollywood
Living in Oblivion
Sherlock Jr
Two Weeks In Another Town
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Originally posted by Pants
Two Weeks in Another Town

Not on DVD. Good luck finding it.

It played on TCM last month, so its likely they will play it again considering the director/stars.
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Did no one see "Matinee"???

"MANT!" is a classic.
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Definitely check out Sherlock, Jr. and Sullivan's Travels - two of my all-time favorites.

Another one that I enjoy quite a bit is S.O.B.
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Singin' in the Rain - awesome movie!
Sunset Boulevard
Under the Rainbow
The Stunt Man
My Favorite Year
Hooper

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Originally posted by Drexl
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
The movie within a movie is a fairly minor part of the story. In the same vein as Blazing Saddles.

Galaxy Quest is a bit of a stretch, but could probably work for this category as well.

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