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  1. 30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia

    30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia (1968)


  2. 8½



    (Italian title: Otto e mezzo) is a 1963 Italian-French comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini. Co-scripted by Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, and Brunello Rondi, it stars Marcello Mastroianni as Guido Anselmi, a famous Italian film director. Shot in black-and-white by cinematographer Gianni di Venanzo, the film features a soundtrack by Nino Rota with costume and set designs by Piero Gherardi.

  3. A Decade Under the Influence

    A Decade Under the Influence (2003)


    A Decade Under the Influence is a 2003 American documentary film, directed by Ted Demme and Richard LaGravenese. It was produced by Independent Film Channel. It's about the "turning point" in American cinema in the 1970s.

  4. A Thousand Clowns

    A Thousand Clowns (1965)


    A Thousand Clowns is a 1965 film adaptation from a 1962 play by Herb Gardner, and directed by Fred Coe. It tells the story of an eccentric comic who is forced to conform to society to retain legal custody of his nephew, who had been abandoned by his sister.

  5. Adaptation.

    Adaptation. (2002)


    Adaptation. is a 2002 American comedy-drama metafilm directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman. The film is based on Susan Orlean's non-fiction book The Orchid Thief, with numerous self-referential events added. The film stars Nicolas Cage as Charlie and Donald Kaufman, and Meryl Streep as Susan Orlean, Chris Cooper as John Laroche, with Cara Seymour, Brian Cox, Tilda Swinton, Ron Livingston and Maggie Gyllenhaal in supporting roles.

  6. Alex & Emma

    Alex & Emma (2003)


    Alex & Emma is a 2003 American romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner and starring Kate Hudson and Luke Wilson. Written by Jeremy Leven, the film is about a writer who must turn out a novel in thirty days or face the wrath of loan sharks.

  7. Alex in Wonderland

    Alex in Wonderland (1970)


    Alex in Wonderland is a 1970 American comedy-drama film directed by Paul Mazursky, written with his partner Larry Tucker, starring Donald Sutherland and Ellen Burstyn. Sutherland plays Alex Morrison, a director agonizing over the choice of follow-up project after the success of his first feature film. The situation is similar to the one Mazursky found himself in following the success of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) and he casts himself in a role as a new-style Hollywood producer. His daughter Meg Mazursky appears as Amy, one of Morrison's daughters. Noted teacher of improvisational theater Viola Spolin plays Morrison's mother. The film also features cameo appearances by Federico Fellini and Jeanne Moreau, and seems to be inspired by their work. In particular, Fellini's (1963), about a film director who's artistically stuck, is referenced. Moreau sings two songs on the soundtrack, "Le Vrai Scandale" (for which she wrote the words) and "Le Reve Est La."

  8. Aviva, My Love

    Aviva, My Love (2006)


  9. Barton Fink

    Barton Fink (1991)


    Barton Fink is a 1991 American period film written, directed, produced, and edited by the Coen brothers. Set in 1941, it stars John Turturro in the title role as a young New York City playwright who is hired to write scripts for a film studio in Hollywood, and John Goodman as Charlie, the insurance salesman who lives next door at the run-down Hotel Earle.

  10. Californication

    Californication (2007)


    Californication is an American comedy-drama television series created by Tom Kapinos, which aired for seven seasons on Showtime from August 13, 2007 to June 29, 2014. The show follows New Yorker Hank Moody (David Duchovny), a troubled novelist who moves to California and suffers from writer's block. His drinking, womanizing and drug abuse complicate his relationships with his longtime lover Karen (Natascha McElhone) and their daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin).

  11. Comedian

    Comedian (2002)


    Comedian is a 2002 documentary focusing on Jerry Seinfeld that explores the other side of stand-up comedy; that is, the preparation, politics, nerves, creativity, and so on. The film also features an up-and-coming comic named Orny Adams as he struggles to make it in show business. Many other recognizable humorists also make at least a cameo, including Colin Quinn, Greg Giraldo, Jim Norton, Ray Romano, Godfrey, Chris Rock, George Wallace, Mario Joyner, Jay Leno, Tom Papa, and Bill Cosby.

  12. CQ

    CQ (2001)


    CQ is a 2001 film written and directed by Roman Coppola. It was screened out of competition at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.

  13. Croupier

    Croupier (1998)


    Croupier is a 1998 film starring Clive Owen as a croupier. Directed by Mike Hodges, the film was released by Image Entertainment on DVD in the USA, and Alliance Atlantis in Canada. Though intended as a feature film, it was shown on television in North America. It was also initially released in cinemas and drew a steady audience at the box office, attracting a strong critical following in North America, and helping to launch Clive Owen's acting career there.

  14. Dancing

    Dancing (2003)


  15. Deconstructing Harry

    Deconstructing Harry (1997)


    Deconstructing Harry is a comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen and released in 1997. This film tells the story of a successful writer named Harry Block, played by Allen, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.

  16. Festival in Cannes

    Festival in Cannes (2001)


    Festival in Cannes is a 2001 film directed by Henry Jaglom.

  17. Fingers

    Fingers (1978)


    Fingers is a 1978 drama film directed by James Toback.

  18. First Name: Carmen

    First Name: Carmen (1983)


    First Name: Carmen (French: Prénom Carmen) is a 1983 film by Jean-Luc Godard. It is very loosely based on Bizet's opera Carmen.

  19. Footsteps

    Footsteps (2003)


  20. Girl with a Pearl Earring

    Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)


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  21. How Did It Feel?

    How Did It Feel? (2004)

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  22. Irma Vep

    Irma Vep (1996)


    Irma Vep is a 1996 film directed by the French director Olivier Assayas, starring Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung (playing herself) in a story about the disasters that result as a middle-aged French film director (played by Jean-Pierre Léaud) attempts to remake Louis Feuillade's classic silent film serial Les vampires. Taking place as it does largely through the eyes of a foreigner (Cheung), it is also a meditation on the state of the French film industry at that time.

  23. Kennedy et moi

    Kennedy et moi (1999)


    Kennedy et moi is a French film directed by Sam Karmann released on 22 December 1999. It is a comedy drama about an apathetic writer whose only interest is in his psychiatrist's watch which may have belonged to John F. Kennedy at the time of his assassination in 1963.

  24. L.A. Twister

    L.A. Twister (2004)


  25. Leaving Metropolis

    Leaving Metropolis (2002)


    Leaving Metropolis is a 2002 Canadian drama film written, directed, and based on the play Poor Super Man by Brad Fraser, about a gay man and a married heterosexual man who fall in love. It was filmed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The film played the international gay and lesbian film festival circuit throughout 2002 and 2003.

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