The Longform Guide to Making Movies
Behind the scenes of Lost Highway
The Duke in His Domain
A profile of Marlon Brando, age 33, holed up in a hotel suite in Kyoto where he was filming Sayonara.
On the Set of Apocalypse Now
It was the middle of the day in the steamy Philippine jungle and the sun was merciless. Director Francis Ford Coppola, dressed in rumpled white Mao pajamas, was slowly making his way upriver in a motor launch.
David Lynch Keeps His Head
A “fanatical Lynch fan from way back,” David Foster Wallace visits the set of Lost Highway, never actually talks to the director, and writes a profile.
The Movie Set That Ate Itself
Inside the five-year (and counting) production of the Ilya Khrzhanovsky film Dau.
They Came. The 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:
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.
Getting Made The Scorsese Way
An oral history of Goodfellas.
Madness in Morocco
How Warren Beatty seduced the studios into making the comedy Ishtar, which set the modern bar for cinematic debacles.