Thursday, May 26, 2011

Documentaries about making movies

I really like shows about making movies. Not just movies about making movies, but documentaries where they show how it's done. I'm not so interested in the special effects part, but that nitty gritty stuff. I've run across a few that I have in my Netflix queue. These are general ones, not dealing with an individual person, but the craft as a whole. If you know of any others, please, let me know about them. If you don't have Netflix, join here: Try Netflix for FREE! Get unlimited movies instantly streaming right to your TV.

Tales from the Script is about screenwriters. I've watched this one and it's pretty good. Available on Netflix instant or DVD.

The Cutting Edge - The Magic of Movie Editing is about the often unappreciated art of editing a movie. A book I recently read on Hollywood Anecdotestalked about the importance of editing and how that can completely change the pace and reception of a picture. Available from Netflix DVD.

Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography is about the person most responible for the look of the film (sometimes even more than the director) the cinematographer or director of photography. Available from Netflix DVD.

Lastly, is one that deals with after-the-fact: film criticism, which I love. For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism. Not available from Netflix yet.

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