Tag: making of movies

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Becoming Meryl Streep

How a 29-year-old actress, reeling from the death of her first love and battling Dustin Hoffman off-screen, found herself on the set of Kramer vs. Kramer.

Excerpted from Her Again.
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Punch a Hole in the Sky

An oral history of The Right Stuff.

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Interview: Richard Linklater

“Does your life have a plot? It has characters. There is a narrative. There’s a lot of story, a lot of character. But plot? Eh, no.”

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They Came. They Sawed.

In Austin in 1973, politicos and hippies could get together and create violent, visionary horror films for $60,000. So they did. The story of how The Texas Chainsaw Massacre got made.

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Cinema Tarantino

The making of Pulp Fiction.

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Soul Men

Dan Akroyd, John Belushi, cocaine, and the making of The Blues Brothers.

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The Ride of a Lifetime

The making of Thelma & Louise.

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The Godfather Wars

The battle to make The Godfather pitted director Francis Ford Coppola against producers including Robert Evans, and the production itself against the real life mob.

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Woody Allen: Rabbit Running

A profile of an up-and-coming director:

Well, according to Woody, his ascent has been a series of painful falls. Success hasn't changed him, Allen insists: he's still a schlemiel. "I'm afraid of the dark and suspicious of the light," he says. "I have an intense desire to return to the womb—anybody's." Ineptitude, Woody goes on, is a family curse.

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Blow-Up

An oral history of director Michael Bay.

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Badlands: An Oral History

On the eve of the release of The Tree of Life, a look back at the turbulent making of Terence Malick’s debut.

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"I Am So, Like, Sick of Movies and Shit"

After a final film, Kevin Smith is going to retire to a life of podcasting and speaking tours. Or so he says.