Friday, July 16, 2021

Return your speaker

Dead End Drive-In is postmodern and self-reflexive but probably not marketed that way. There's breaking of the fourth wall in Blazing Saddles and a fourth wall that's already broken in Deadpool

The Picture Show Man is about a man, his son, and a piano player traveling round Australia showing the first silent movies.

 Movie 43 takes aim at the producer,  8 1/2 at the director. The Aviator is a biopic of Howard Hughes, the famous director. Sunset Blvd. (1950) 'A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.'
While no doubt relishing the chance to test their chops, actors playing Charlie Chaplin and Peter Sellers should theoretically apply the same research and attention to detail as they would playing any other role. In addition to looking good on the CV, I can see some dimension where say Sellers plays Geoffrey Rush. The page that tells you of the seven actors who've played Orson Welles doesn't exist.
Drive to see one of a number of films about stuntmen or stay in to watch one on film making.

If they have shown signs of an uneasy relationship, film and television are fine; with movies about television and a host reminiscing about drive-ins on television and showing the screen classics.

Films about journalism show us what goes on in the newspaper world, as much as the story being covered. Large sections of the Press are concerned with Hollywood and the silver screen.

Books about cinema ''BookAuthority identifies and rates the best books in the world, based on recommendations by thought leaders and experts."
LIFESTYLE.INQ relates films with a love for books.

Films about magazines (or the magazine industry) and naturally the reverse.
Journals discuss film but the nearest I could find in returning the favour were films about academia - which can get general. 

Cinema is discussed on the radio and we can see behind the scenes in films set to radio. Film theatre and play to the camera.


Cinema is ephemeral in a sense as many places showing film did not appear in the lists I share. How do I know? Because we went to the Mukinbudin Drive-In every Saturday when the pictures were suitable for children. If there's a drive-in at Muka there must have been one at Nungarin?

The mention of halls and theatres does remind you how temporary the arrangement for so many film screenings. Cinemas become historic buildings or serve as markers for tourists.



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