What Are the Best Movies About the Movies?

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A child (Salvatore Cascio) falls in love with film.

A child (Salvatore Cascio) falls in love with film after a projectionist (Philippe Noiret) takes the young boy under his wing in a small Sicilian village. RAI hide caption

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As the Talk of the Nation summer movie festival continues, AFI's Murray Horwitz talks with callers about the best movies about the movies. Horwitz is Director and COO of American Film Institute Silver Theater and Cultural Center.

All Movies Mentioned

Singin’ in the Rain

Cinema Paradiso

Mulholland Drive

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break


The Player

Living in Oblivion

An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood, Burn

Barton Fink

Sullivan’s Travels

Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession

A Star is Born

American Movie

Burden of Dreams


Sunset Boulevard

Lost in La Mancha

Hearts of Darkness

Ed Wood


The Stunt Man

Silent Movie

Day for Night and The Cameraman



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