In 1994 Tim Burton directed a biopic about the eccentric, cross-dressing director Ed Wood (Johnny Depp). The dramedy focuses on the filming of “Glen or Glend,” “Bride of the Monster,” and “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” which went on to be called “the worst movie ever made.”
HitchcockScheduled to hit theaters on Nov. 23, “Hitchcock” tells the story of how the 1960 horror film “Psycho” was made. The film stars Anthony Hopkins as the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock while Scarlet Johansson stars as Janet Leigh and Helen Mirren portrays his wife Alma Reville.
RKO 281: The Battle Over Citizen Kane
The 1999 HBO film “RKO 281: The Battle Over Citizen Kane” centers on the making of Orson Welles’ 1941 cinematic masterpiece “Citizen Kane.” The film focuses on the battle between Welles (Liev Schreiber) and publishing giant William Randolph Hearst, whose life inspired the film.
Shadow of the Vampire
The 2000 horror film “Shadow of the Vampire” offers a fictionalized account of the filming of the classic horror film “Nosferatu” in 1921. Directed by E. Elias Merhige, the film stars John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, and Eddie Izzard.
Lost in La Mancha
The 2002 documentary “Lost In La Mancha” chronicles the development of the uncompleted Terry Gilliam film “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” which was set to star Johnny Depp. Directed by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe, the film follows the financial woes, cast injuries, and weather troubles that plagued the production and prevented it from ever getting off the ground.
My Week With Marilyn
The Oscar nominated 2011 drama “My Week With Marylyn” focuses on the 1956 production of “The Prince and the Show Girl,” directed by Lawrence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and starring Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams). Based on Colin Clark’s books “The Prince, the Showgirl and Me” and “My Week With Marilyn,” it sheds light on Olivier and Monroe’s rocky working relationship.
“The Girl,” the latest original film from HBO, centers on the relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren during production of “The Birds.” The film alleges that the master of horror (played by Toby Jones) sexually harassed the actress after casting her in the 1963 classic thriller. According to The Wrap, the story is based on claims made by Hedren that the director threatened to ruin her career if she refused his advances.
Scheduled to air on Saturday, the “The Girl” is one of many films that illustrate the making of another film.