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'.

Contempt ( Le Mepris ) (1963)

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, Georgia Moll, Fritz Lang

Aka "Le Mepris". Featuring Brigitte Bardot in a tale of film producer Jack Palance making a film directed by Fritz Lang (who plays himself in the film... Read more

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Caroline Aaron, Alan Alda, Woody Allen, Claire Bloom, Mia Farrow, Joanna Gleason...

Writer/Director Woody Allen weaves together two separate stories in this highly acclaimed comedy/drama. A married man (Martin Landau) having troubles... Read more

Dangerous Game (1993)

Director: Abel Ferrara
Starring: Madonna , Harvey Keitel, James Russo

Madonna is joined by James Russo and Harvey Keitel in this violent and intense psychodrama. Playing a film director, Harv pushes his art to ever great... Read more

Dark Reel (2008)

Director: Josh Eisenstadt
Starring: Edward Furlong, Lance Henriksen, Tony Todd, Mercedes McNab, Alexandra Holden, Ti...

Adam Waltz (Edward Furlong) was beginning to think his life was going nowhere until he won a walk-on role in the latest shocker from filmmaker Connor... Read more

Day For Night (1973)

Director: Francois Truffaut
Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Valentina Cortese, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Ale...

The leading lady is recovering from a nervous breakdown, another performer is soused on the set, trade unions threaten to walk, shooting must somehow... Read more

Diary of the Dead (2007)

Director: George A Romero
Starring: Michele Morgan, Joshua Close, Shawn Roberts, Amy Lalonde, Joe Dinicol

Hitting the 'reset' button on his hugely influential zombie series, George A. Romero goes back to the beginning with a group of film students out shoo... Read more

Dirt: Season 1 (2007)

Starring: Courteney Cox, Ian Hart, Laura Allen, Jeffrey Nordling, Shannyn Sossamon

Enter the secret and salacious world of show business through the back door. Courtney Cox stars as Lucy Spiller making the headlines as the woman Holl... Read more

Don't Come Knocking (2006)

Director: Wim Wenders
Starring: Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, Gabriel Mann, Sarah Polley, Fairuza Balk,...

Writer and actor Sam Shepard reunites with director Wim Wenders for the first time since their acclaimed 'Paris, Texas'. With a similar mood-drenched... Read more

Double Dare (2004)

Director: Amanda Micheli
Starring: Quentin Tarantino, Lucy Lawless, Lynda Carter, Zoe Bell, Steven Spielberg, Jeann...

DOUBLE DARE is a double-barreled, action-packed documentary about the struggles of two stuntwomen in male-dominated Tinseltown to stay working, stay t... Read more

Ed Wood (1994)

Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jon...

From Hollywood's acclaimed director Tim Burton comes the offbeat, true-life story of Hollywood's worst director, Ed Wood. Superstar Johnny Depp portr... Read more