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Film History

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1. A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Thro... (1995)
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People who added this item 10  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 9.3  IMDB Rating 8.2 
2. Hollywood (1980)
The history of Hollywood Studios throughout the silent age of films.
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People who added this item 21  Average listal rating (9 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
3. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
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People who added this item 7  Average listal rating (4 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.1 
4. Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995)
The silent age of European films. This a good companion piece to Hollywood.
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People who added this item 58  Average listal rating (36 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
5. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011)

The series tries to provide a comprehensive look at cinema, including places that have less interesting film histories. Mark Cousins focuses a little too much on the careers of less important filmmakers, like Baz Luhrmann, who he gets to interview, instead of more important directors. This is a good introduction to cinema.
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6. The Hollywood Ten (1950)
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7. Finding His Voice (1929)
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People who added this item 74  Average listal rating (23 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.2 
8. My Voyage to Italy (2001)

People who added this item 2  Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0  IMDB Rating 8.2 
10. The Silent Years (1971)

People who added this item 4  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
11. Cinéma, de notre temps (1988)

This is an ongoing French documentary series about film directors.

People who added this item 14  Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.4 
12. For the Love of Movies: The Story of America... (2009)

Most mainstream moviegoers tend to think that film criticism is basically a matter of telling you which movies you should see, not trying to direct or redirect how you think about them. There’s a little in this documentary that contradicts this premise, but not a lot.

That said, this movie is a lot of fun. And you should see it. - Jonathan Rosenbaum

People who added this item 5  Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
13. Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1975)

One of the best essay films ever made on a cinematic subject... adroitly combines biography, history, film theory, and philosophical reflection. Muybridge's photographic studies of animal locomotion in the 1870s were a major forerunner of movies. - Jonathan Rosenbaum

People who added this item 0  Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0  IMDB Rating 6.7 
14. Scene by Scene (1996)

A TV series by Mark Cousins, the creator of The Story of Film, about directors talking with him about scenes in their movies.

People who added this item 114  Average listal rating (61 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
15. Side by Side (2012)
A documentary about the debate between recording digitally or on film.


Directors

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16. Unknown Chaplin (1983)
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17. Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987)
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18. The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer (1984)
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19. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)
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People who added this item 34  Average listal rating (23 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
20. A Letter to Elia [American Masters] (2010)

Martin Scorsese's documentary about the controversial director of A Face in the Crowd and On the Waterfront. Elia Kazan named names of Communist actors. Martin Scorsese helped Kazan secure an honorary Oscar for his career, and many people refused to applaud because of his actions.
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21. Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003)

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22. Billy Wilder Speaks (2006)

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23. JLG/JLG - Self-Portrait in December (1994)

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24. Meeting Woody Allen (1986)

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25. Two in the Wave (2010)

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26. Directed by John Ford (1971)

People who added this item 8  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 7.1 
27. I Am My Films - A Portrait of Werner Herzog (1978)

People who added this item 14  Average listal rating (10 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.7 
28. Bergman Island (2004)

People who added this item 10  Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
29. Cinéma, de notre temps Une journée d'Andre... (2000)
A documentary about Andrei Tarkovsky.

People who added this item 7  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
30. John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maveri... (1988)

People who added this item 10  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
31. The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera (1996)
A documentary about Samuel Fuller.

People who added this item 33  Average listal rating (17 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 6.7 
32. Lightning Over Water (1980)

Nicholas Ray wanted to make a final film before dying from cancer.

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33. The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefens... (1993)

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34. George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984)

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35. Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (1995)

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36. A Constant Forge (2000)

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37. The Beaches of Agnès (2008)

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38. The Last Bolshevik (1993)

A documentary about the Soviet director Aleksandr Medvedkin.

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39. Michelangelo Eye to Eye (2004)


B movie directors

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41. This Filthy World (2006)
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42. Edgar G. Ulmer - The Man Off-screen (2004)

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43. Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebe... (2011)


Producers

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44. Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (2001)

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45. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)


Actors

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46. My Best Fiend - Klaus Kinski (1999)
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47. Brando (2007)

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48. Strictly Background (2007)


Writers

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49. Tales from the Script (2009)


Editing

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50. The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Apr 23 11:18
Hi. Through the Olive Trees is not a documentary. Here some recommendations:

Hollywood (1980)
Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story (1987)
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995)
Bergman Island (2004)
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)
Lightning Over Water (1980)
Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003)
Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001)
No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos (2008)
Two in the Wave (2010)
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Jul 1 16:10
Hello again. I'm flattered that you thanked me in this list's description and then I felt that I should do more for this list and so I did some reasearch and found these interesting titles:

Joy of Madness (2003)
Sodankylä Forever (2010)
The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl 1993
Tales from the Script (2009)
Cinerama Adventure (2002)
Double Dare (2004)
Jackie Chan: My Stunts (1999)
The Pixar Story (2007)
Les plages d'Agnès (2008)
Strictly Background (2007)
Billy Wilder Speaks (2006)
John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick (1989)
L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot (2009)
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (2001)
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (1995)
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984)
Edgar G. Ulmer - The Man Off-screen (2004)
Fog City Mavericks (2007)
A Constant Forge (2000)
This Filthy World (2006)
Woody Allen: A Documentary



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