What is it about cinema that makes us tick? Why is reel life considered to be a reflection of real life? Why do movies exist at all? This and many other questions haunt some of us, if not all of us! While the history of films is well defined and is divided into distinct time-frames, there is no specific account of how and when the invention became a part of the collective human psyche. Some experts say that the biggest disadvantage of the audio-visual medium is its inability to move beyond what is portrayed on the big screen. While this contention is partly true and doesn’t afflict the world of literature, the same constraint could also act as a distinct advantage, partly so because reality is also limited by the same condition.
Whatever be the causality, it remains a widely accepted fact that cinema touches us in ways more than one. Thus cinema, paradoxically, has to talk about itself at regular intervals and it has accomplished so with aplomb. There have been innumerable movies that talk about the world of cinema and the various associated factors. We at The Cinemaholic made an attempt at drawing up a comprehensive list of movies that deal with movies. In doing so, we went through countless reviews and expert pieces. We also emphasized on the audience acceptability factor while making the list. While there might be disagreements, please understand that these disagreements constitute the inherent beauty about cinema both literally and metaphorically. Without any more beating around the bush, let us have a look at the list about best movies about Hollywood.
10. Ed Wood (1994)
Bizarre yet strangely funny, Tim Burton’s maverick comedy biopic ‘Ed Wood’ gives us a rare insight into the life of American cult low-budget filmmaker Edward Davis Wood, Jr. A person who still stands as the best-known mascot of cinematic kitsch, Wood’s work gathered renewed interest when he was posthumously ornamented with the Golden Turkey Award for being the Worst Director of All Time in 1980. Burton brings out Wood’s idiosyncrasies in a way that generates both empathy and laughter. The extremely talented Johnny Depp sizzles as the troubled Wood while the crafty Martin Landau enacts the role of the yesteryear horror film actor Bela Lugosi with absolute élan. The movie managed to bag two Academy Awards, one in the category of Best Supporting Actor for Landau and the other in the category of Best Makeup for Rick Baker.
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9. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)