[Videolib] Documentaries about the filmmaking business?

Meghann Matwichuk (mtwchk@udel.edu)
Thu, 15 Feb 2007 15:31:20 -0500

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Dear C.B.,

An unexpected stumper just came across our service desk: a faculty who
would like to show her class a film about the filmmaking business. Not
a film about filmmaking, i.e. how to shoot / edit / produce / etc. a
film, not about the history of the studio system, but a film about how,
say, a Hollywood film is made (i.e. a script goes to a line producer,
funding is procured, casting, shooting, ... film is publicized, etc.) .
I'm wondering if there might be an extra on a feature film dvd that has
something appropriate, tracing the creation of a particular film. Or
perhaps I'm missing some obvious titles? Hence the appeal to the
collective brain, so that I won't have to think about this while I sleep
tonight...

I can think of a number of books (especially centering on filmmakers'
experiences with, say, indie filmmaking) that might be appropriate, but
at drawing a blank on the documentaries themselves.

Thanks in advance

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Meghann Matwichuk, M.S.
Senior Assistant Librarian
Instructional Media Collection Department
Morris Library, University of Delaware
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19717
(302) 831-1475

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Dear C.B.,

An unexpected stumper just came across our service desk:  a faculty who would like to show her class a film about the filmmaking business.  Not a film about filmmaking, i.e. how to shoot / edit / produce / etc. a film, not about the history of the studio system, but a film about how, say, a Hollywood film is made (i.e. a script goes to a line producer, funding is procured, casting, shooting, ... film is publicized, etc.) .  I'm wondering if there might be an extra on a feature film dvd that has something appropriate, tracing the creation of a particular film.  Or perhaps I'm missing some obvious titles?  Hence the appeal to the collective brain, so that I won't have to think about this while I sleep tonight...

I can think of a number of books (especially centering on filmmakers' experiences with, say, indie filmmaking) that might be appropriate, but at drawing a blank on the documentaries themselves.

Thanks in advance

*************************
Meghann Matwichuk, M.S.
Senior Assistant Librarian
Instructional Media Collection Department
Morris Library, University of Delaware
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19717
(302) 831-1475

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