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Films About Film in the Leavey Library (DVDs): Films (Specific Titles)

Films (Specific Titles)

The Battle over Citizen Kane
"Looks at the lives and careers of Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst, and how Hearst tried to suppress the 1941 film Citizen Kane and destroy Welles."

Best Worst Movie
"In 1989, a group of unknown Utah actors starred in what would be crowned the worst movie of all time: Troll 2. Now, after two decades of running from this cinematic disaster, the cast can no longer hide from the legion of followers who celebrate them for their ineptitude."

Children of Giant
"Explore the dramatic story behind the making of the film and meet the surviving cast, crew, and locals in the Marfa area who participated in the production, many of whose lives mirrored the film's controversial themes of racism and segregation, as they celebrate the film that remains as powerful and relevant today as when it was first released."

The Five Obstructions
"Film director Lars von Trier challenges his idol Jøgen Leth to remake his 1967 film  The Perfect Human five times with a change or obstruction each time."

From Iran: A Separation
"In March 2012, Iranian movie A Separation by Asghar Farhadi, won the Oscar Award for the Best Foreign Language Film. For the Iranian people this was more than a cinematic award. When sanctions and threats of war with Iran covered the world headlines, Farhadi talked about Iran's love for peace and the rich culture of the Iranians on the stage when receiving his award. This time the Iranians voice was heard through someone other than the government officials. This documentary shows the reaction of the Iranians to this Oscar award and has a general view on Iran's society of today."

Jodorowsky's Dune
"Explores Alejandro Jodorowsky's unsuccessful attempt to adapt and film the science fiction novel Dune in the mid 1970s."

John Ford, Dreaming The Quiet Man
"This documentary explores John Ford and his twenty year struggle to bring his classic film to the big screen."

"Explores the making and meaning of Film, a 1965 short film starring Buster Keaton, that was written by Samuel Beckett, directed by Alan Schneider, and produced by Barney Rosset. Topics covered include the circumstances leading to the film's production, the production process itself, and the film's critical reception. Includes outtakes, never-before-heard audio recordings of production meetings, interviews, and other archival information."