Filmmaking and the filmmaking process has been a favourite topic of writers and directors since the early days of this craft. Sometimes reverent, but more often irreverent, of the industry they work in, often resulting in bristling insider humour not found in rank and file productions... Right: John Turturro stars in the Coen Brothers' brilliant 'Barton Fink'.

The Picture Show Man (1977)

Director: John Power
Starring: Rod Taylor, John Meillon, John Ewart

The Picture Show Man is a lively, warm and witty comedy that chronicles the adventures of Lyle Penn, a traveling showman in 1920s Australia who brough... Read more

The Player (1992)

Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Peter Gallagher, Brion J...

A savagely satirical black comedy about a paranoid young movie executive (Tim Robbins), threatened by a disgruntled screenwriter - until he begins tak... Read more

The Stunt Man (1979)

Director: Richard Rush
Starring: Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey

A fugitive stumbles onto a movie set where he accidentally causes death of their ace stunt man. The director offers to hide him from the police - if h... Read more

The Tango Lesson (1997)

Director: Sally Potter
Starring: Sally Potter, Pablo Veron, Gustavo Naveira

Semi-autobiographical tale of director/star/writer and former dancer Sally Potter (director of "Orlando") who finds love and the meaning of life in th... Read more

The TV Set (2007)

Director: Jake Kasdan
Starring: David Duchovny, Sigourney Weaver, Ioan Gruffudd, Judy Greer, Justine Bateman

Writer/director Jake Kasdan (son of legendary filmmaker Lawrence) takes a satirical look at the rather base American TV industry. Mike (David Duchovny... Read more

The White Sheik (1951)

Director: Federico Fellini
Starring: Alberto Sordi, Brunella Bova, Leopoldo Trieste

Fellini's first film as director chronicles the adventures of a provincial couple honeymooning in Rome and the wife's involvement with a cartoon hero,... Read more

The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (1993)

Director: Ray Muller
Starring: Leni Riefenstahl

Despite her fame as an actress and director in the '20s and '30s, German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl will best be remembered as the creator of the mode... Read more

The World's Greatest Lover (1977)

Director: Gene Wilder
Starring: Carol Kane, Danny DeVito, Dom DeLuise, Gene Wilder

In his slapstick salute to the days of silent moviemaking, writer/director/star Gene Wilder plays a Midwest baker who, with wife Carol Kane, travels t... Read more

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005)

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Gillian Anderson, Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, James Fleet, Stephen Fry, Naomie Har...

As with their previous collaboration ('24 Hour Party People'), Michael Winterbottom and Steve Coogan subvert the medium; making a film about a 'docume... Read more

Tropic Thunder (2008)

Director: Ben Stiller
Starring: Jay Baruchel, Jack Black, Steve Coogan, Robert Downey Jr, Bill Hader, Danny McBr...

Ben Stiller directs and stars in this riotous Hollywood satire with Steve Coogan as a desperate director trying to make his Vietnam opus. Among the pa... Read more