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Poll: Movies About Movies: The Four Kinds

Some movies inspire a double fascination from movie lovers: they're not only entertaining in their own ways but they also offer insightful examinations of film-making as an art, an artistic process or an industry. "Movies about Movies" are not just for those who love movies but also those who love to know about them.

Which of the four types of "movies about movies" is your favorite?

After voting, you might discuss the list here

Results of 219 votes:

  1. 1.

    Johnny Depp and Norman Alden in Ed Wood (1994)

     
    MOVIES ABOUT PRE-EXISTING CLASSICS: biopics that center around the making of a classic or cult film: Ed Wood, Mank, The Disaster Artist, Dolemite is My Name, Hitchcock, Shadow of the Vampire...
  2. 2.

    Jean Dujardin in The Artist (2011)

     
    SELF-REFERENTIAL MOVIES: movies centering the plot on a creative process whose final result is either the film itself or something artistically similar: 8½, The Artist, Silent Movie, Sunset Blvd., Ma…
  3. 3.

    Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

     
    MOVIES ABOUT FICTIONAL MOVIES: movies about the making of a film, reflecting the tunes of the times or either the fun or dark side of the industry: Singin' in the Rain, Barton Fink, The Bad and the Be…
  4. 4.

    Alfred Hitchcock and François Truffaut in Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

     
    DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT MOVIES: movies using real footage and/or interviews of the people involved in the making of a film or paying a tribute to a movie, a genre, a specific kind of film or cinema itself…

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