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A playlist of Documentaries about the making of the movies, tv shows as well as documentaries about Actors, Actresses & Directors whom I like.


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Movie: Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy ( 2004 )
An in-depth making of documentary about the original Star Wars trilogy, covering the productions of the three films and their impact on popular culture.
Movie: The Director and the Jedi ( 2018 )
An intimate documentary delving into Rian Johnson's process as he comes in as a director new to the Star Wars universe.
Movie: QT8: The First Eight ( 2019 )
A documentary that focuses on the first 21 years of Quentin Tarantino's career and includes interviews with his frequent collaborators.
Movie: The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien' ( 2003 )
This made-for-DVD documentary treats horror and science fiction film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Alien, the terrifying classic about a spaceship crew trapped with a hideous monster that's hunting them one by one. Features interviews with director Ridley Scott and master designer H.R. Giger, as well as with star Sigourney Weaver and other members of the cast and crew, who share their experiences from working on the project and discuss the special efforts that went into bringing it all together.
Movie: Memory: The Origins of Alien ( 2019 )
The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott's Alien - rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O'Bannon and H.R. Giger. A contemplation on the symbiotic collaborative process of movie-making, the power of myth, and our collective unconscious.
Movie: Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film ( 2019 )
The story of the makeup artists behind one of the most ground breaking and beloved science fiction franchise of all time, Planet of the Apes.
Movie: Quentin Tarantino: 20 Years of Filmmaking ( 2012 )
A look at Tarantino's career from the beginning, with interviews from co-workers, critics, stars and master filmmakers alike as well as a tribute to his greatest collaborator, Sally Menke.
Movie: Back in Time ( 2015 )
An amazing look at the immense cultural impact of the Back to the Future trilogy 30 years after McFly and Brown went on an epic adventure.
Movie: Lost in Space Forever ( 1998 )
The resolution to lost in space in this TV movie documentary.
Movie: Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television ( 2004 )
Tells the story of EC Comics, the controversy that led to the end of mainstream horror comics, and the HBO anthology series "Tales from the Crypt".
Movie: Millennium After the Millennium ( 2020 )
Millennium after the Millennium is a new documentary focused on Chris Carter's landmark television series Millennium. Set twenty years after the show ended, we look back at what makes Millennium so enduring to fans and critics alike.
Movie: Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner ( 2007 )
The definitive three-and-a-half hour documentary about the troubled creation and enduring legacy of the science fiction classic Blade Runner (1982), culled from 80 interviews and hours of never-before-seen outtakes and lost footage.
TV Show: Prophets of Science Fiction ( 2011 )
An auteur of science fiction himself, Scott goes from behind the camera to on-air guide to explore the relationship between genre and the constantly-evolving worlds of science and technology. From Isaac Asimov, to Jules Verne, to Robert Heinlein, to George Lucas, the dreams of storytellers often become the inspiration for researchers seeking mankind's next transformative discovery.
Movie: Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective ( 2011 )
A year in the making, Still Screaming is the definitive documentary on the making of the iconic Scream movies. Dive into the fascinating success story of the classic trilogy with on-set footage and photos, and dozens of brand new interviews with cast and crew from all the films including Wes Craven, Neve Campbell, Liev Schreiber, Henry Winkler, Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy, Laurie Metcalf, Parker Posey, Scott Foley and many others. Written and Directed by Ryan Turek and Produced by Anthony Masi.
Movie: Platoon: Brothers in Arms ( 2018 )
Charlie Sheen narrates, as cast and crew share their personal experiences making the Academy Award winning film, Platoon. This non-union, low budget, independent film was cast almost exclusively with young, unknown actors making their first film. Together they share their first hand accounts of the grueling boot camp, Oliver Stone's "unique" directing style, and the brutal filming conditions that together forged their eternal brotherhood.
Movie: Dario Argento: Master of Horror ( 1991 )
A documentary about the films of Italian horror director Dario Argento. Included are clips from many of his films and interviews with friends, actors and colleagues.
Movie: Everything or Nothing ( 2012 )
A history of the James Bond films.
TV Show: Pornucopia: Going Down in the Valley ( 2004 )
Pornucopia: Going Down in the Valley is a 6-part documentary series on the status of the adult film industry in Southern California's San Fernandino Valley. It goes deep into the lives of the various types of pornography with their creators, directors, and stars.
Movie: Alien Evolution ( 2001 )
Mark Kermode brings a tribute to the successful Alien series, featuring interviews with the cast members and directors, including Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott.
Movie: The Magic Behind the Cape ( 2001 )
The story of the development of the visual effects used in the first Christopher Reeve Superman film.
Movie: Other Voices: Creating 'The Terminator' ( 2001 )
Many cast and crew interviews cue us in on the making of the film The Terminator (1984). From James Cameron's first concept to casting to practical effects, all this and much more is explored here to make us understand how hard it was for this idea to become a reality.
Movie: Trek Nation ( 2011 )
The son of the creator of "Star Trek" explores his father's famous creation and how it has effected people.
Movie: The Harryhausen Chronicles ( 1998 )
Narrated by actor Leonard Nimoy and featuring appearances by George Lucas and Ray Bradbury, this film documents Ray Harryhausen's remarkable visual effects work, including his hand in Mighty Joe Young, 20 Million Miles to Earth and Clash of the Titans.
Movie: The Making of 'Jurassic Park' ( 2000 )
Behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Jurassic Park" narrated by James Earl Jones.
Movie: Kubrick by Kubrick ( 2020 )
A rare and transcendent journey into the life and films of the legendary Stanley Kubrick like we've never seen before, featuring a treasure trove of unearthed interview recordings from the master himself.
Movie: Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film ( 2009 )
An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.
Movie: Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini ( 2019 )
A documentary about the life of Tom Savini. The film covers his early days in Pittsburgh, and his rise to stardom as Hollywood's most sought after special effects wizard.
Movie: Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros Years ( 2018 )
The untold story of Hammer at Warner Bros, and the relationship that produced some of the British company's finest films.
Movie: Too Macabre: The Making of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark ( 2018 )
This documentary fills in the backstories of the making of Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988), as well as much of Cassandra Peterson's career. It also provides a lot of insight into the workings of Hollywood production.
Movie: Inside Star Trek: The Real Story ( 1998 )
Who directed the pilot for the original Star Trek series? Where was it filmed? Who really built the Enterprise? You may own The Star Trek Encyclopedia, and you may have seen every episode, but you still don't have all the answers! For the first time, the men and women who worked behind the scenes on the most popular science fiction telelvision series ever created invite you to go boldly where no fan has gone before. In-depth interviews will introduce you to the writers, directors, producers, technicians and artists who breathed life into the original Star Trek series. You'll discover their greatest joys, their deepest sorrows and everything else you ever wanted to know about the greatest show in the galaxy. There are no actors and no special effects. Just the truth.
Movie: Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood ( 2003 )
A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie.
Movie: Nazithon: Decadence and Destruction ( 2013 )
Sinful sexpot, Michelle "Bombshell" McGee takes you on a whirlwind march through a collection of absurd film clips and trailers from Nazi grindhouse cinema.
Movie: Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures ( 2001 )
The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise.
Movie: What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine ( 2019 )
What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine is a movie starring Nana Visitor, Penny Johnson Jerald, and Terry Farrell. Ira Steven Behr explores the legacy of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).
Movie: The Happy Days of Garry Marshall ( 2020 )
Stars of some of Marshall's most iconic series and films, sharing their favorite memories of Marshall.
Movie: The Thing: Terror Takes Shape ( 1998 )
A revealing and insightful look into the making of this underrated horror film.
Movie: 50 Years of Star Trek ( 2016 )
The cast , crew , creators & critics discuss the impact of Star Trek from its creation by Gene Roddenberry to the present into today and the future. Showing clips from the original unaired pilot featuring Jeffery Hunter from 1965 to 9/8/1966 the 1st show aired. 50 years of dialog, the movies and what we can expect next.
Movie: 40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic ( 2020 )
Over forty years after the release of Rocky (1976), Sylvester Stallone recounts the making of the beloved classic that made him an icon.
Movie: Chris Claremont's X-Men ( 2018 )
Chris Claremont came to Marvel as a young man, and was assigned a book that no one else wanted, a book on the brink of cancellation: X-Men. Over the next 17 years, his work on the title turned it into the biggest franchise in comic book history. Forty years later, his work has been adapted into 10 films, three TV series, countless video games and become a part of our cultural mythology.
Movie: Under Pressure: Making 'The Abyss' ( 1993 )
Documentary about the making of the sci-fi film _Abyss, The (1989)_, with commentary by various actors and crew, outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage of the actual shooting of the film.
Movie: Milius ( 2013 )
A look at the life of filmmaker John Milius.
Movie: Creature Designers - The Frankenstein Complex ( 2015 )
From King Kong to Avatar, from Star Wars to The Lord of the Rings, movie creatures have never been more popular as they are today. Yet the art of creating monsters for the big screen is as old as cinema itself.
Movie: Scream: The Inside Story ( 2011 )
In 1996, the horror master Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street) unleashed Scream, a slasher movie aimed at a whole new generation of teenage movie-goers. Though premiering at a time when horror movies were in decline and plagued with an array of start up problems, Scream went on to shatter box-office records for horror films, earning well over $100 million in domestic box office receipts, revived Craven's career and turned first-time screenwriter Kevin Williamson and a group of hot young television actors (among them Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich and Rose McGowan) into overnight stars. The film became a huge success, spawned three sequels and single-handedly revived the horror genre. "Scream: The Inside Story" features all-new interviews with Wes Craven, Neve Campell, David Arquette, Jamie Kennedy, Rose McGowan and Matthew Lillard along with the many other cast and crew.
Movie: Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II ( 2015 )
A documentary uncovering the history and the making of Clive Barker's Hellraiser (1987) and Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) films.
Movie: Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse ( 1991 )
Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director.
Movie: Returning to Jedi ( 2007 )
Returning to Jedi is an in-depth look at the making of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. It features rare alternate takes, production audio, on-screen facts, cast and crew commentary, storyboards, behind the scenes footage and reconstructed scenes.
Movie: Building Empire ( 2006 )
Building Empire is an unofficial commentary on The Empire Strikes Back. Starting with the movie itself, it adds behind the scenes footage, audio interviews with the cast and crew, alternate angles, reconstructed scenes, text facts and more to give an in-depth look at the process which brought the film to the big screen.
Movie: Star Wars Begins: A Filmumentary ( 2011 )
Filmmaker Jamie Benning has finally finished his trilogy of documentary-commentaries. This final chapter concentrates on the first Star Wars film. Like his two previous documentaries, Building Empire (2006) and Returning to Jedi (2007), Star Wars Begins is an unofficial look at the creation of the classic movie and features deleted scenes, alternate takes and different angles, bloopers, original on set audio recordings and a huge amount of commentary from cast and crew, culled from every corner of the galaxy.
Movie: Jaws: The Inside Story ( 2010 )
A fascinating program that goes behind the scenes of Steven Spielberg's landmark 1975 film JAWS.
Movie: The Making of 'Tron' ( 2002 )
People who worked on Tron (1982) talk about how it was made and what events led up to it.
Movie: The Making of 'Alien³' ( 2003 )
The creation of the film Alien³ (1992) is covered here in this feature-length documentary in exhaustive detail. Many interviews with the cast and crew give us an idea of how hard of a time David Fincher had creating his first feature film, as well as present us with much information about every element that went into making this film, including how the plot and script changed drastically through filming.
Movie: Kingsman: The Secret Service Revealed ( 2015 )
A documentary on Kingsman: The Secret Service.
Movie: Zombiethon ( 1986 )
A woman on the run from zombies hides in a movie theater where a compilation of trailers and previews from films having to do with zombies is being shown.
Movie: Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time- Vol. 2 Horror and Sci-Fi ( 2020 )
The greatest cult horror and science fiction films of all-time are studied in vivid detail in the second volume of Time Warp. Includes groundbreaking classics like "Night of the Living Dead," and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," and sci-fi gems such as "Blade Runner," and "A Clockwork Orange."
Movie: Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time- Vol. 1 Midnight Madness ( 2020 )
From "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" to "The Big Lebowski" and everything in between, this fascinating deep-dive documentary begins its celebration of the greatest cult movies of all-time discussing the birth of the midnight movie.
Movie: You're So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night ( 2016 )
An extensive look at the making of Fright Night (1985) and Fright Night Part 2 (1988) featuring exclusive interviews with cast and crew members, rare photographs, behind-the-scenes footage and more.
Movie: Buying Sex ( 2013 )
Buying Sex looks at the contentious debate over pending reforms to Canadian prostitution laws, prompting us to rethink our attitudes toward the "oldest profession."
Movie: A Decade Under the Influence ( 2003 )
A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.
Movie: Marvel's Behind the Mask ( 2021 )
Meet the writers and artists behind characters like Black Panther, Miles Morales, Ms. Marvel, Luke Cage, the X-Men, Captain Marvel, and many other characters in the Marvel Universe, highlighting their impact on pop culture and media.
Movie: Making the Witcher ( 2020 )
Journey into the extraordinary world of «The Witcher» -- from casting the roles to Jaskier's catchy song -- in this behind-the-scenes look at the series.
Movie: Invasion of the Scream Queens ( 2014 )
Women who have made a career out of starring in the B horror and science fiction genres are interviewed, and clips and trailers from their films are shown.
Movie: They Came from the Swamp: The Films of William Grefé ( 2016 )
Savage. Sadistic. Thrill hungry. When it came to independent filmmaking in the sunshine state, William Grefé was the wildest of the wild. Now, the untold story of Florida's most daring moviemaker comes to the screen.
Movie: Conan Unchained: The Making of 'Conan' ( 2000 )
A documentary on the making of Conan the Barbarian (1982).
Movie: That Guy Dick Miller ( 2014 )
Documentary about veteran character actor Dick Miller, whose career in and outside of Hollywood has spanned almost 200 films across six decades, featuring a diverse range of interviews with directors, co-stars, and contemporaries.
Movie: The Making of '20000 Leagues Under the Sea' ( 2003 )
A documentary about the making of Disney's 1954 classic, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."
Movie: A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King ( 2011 )
Author Stephen King discusses the various types of horror films and why they are so popular with moviegoers.
Movie: Titanic: 100 Years On ( 2012 )
The "unsinkable" floating palace set sail from Southampton on 10th April 1912 on her maiden voyage to New York. An iceberg ended this monumental journey 5 days later.
Movie: This Film Is Not Yet Rated ( 2006 )
Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.
Movie: On the Edge of 'Blade Runner' ( 2000 )
About the epic film "Blade Runner", giving insights into it's history with interviews of Ridley Scott, the writers and nearly all the cast. Interviews with production staff, giving details into the creative process and turmoil during pre-production.
Movie: Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump ( 1994 )
An insightful view into the behind the scenes of the classic hit Forrest Gump (1994). The film's cast and director Robert Zemeckis share their views on the project and the great experiences this incredible team had while being part of this award-winning epic film.
Movie: Game of Thrones: The Last Watch ( 2019 )
Chronicling the creation of Game of Thrones (2011)'s final season, its most ambitious and complicated one.
Movie: Batman Unmasked ( 2008 )
Various analysts propose a psychological examination of the Dark Knight.
TV Show: Marvel Studios: Assembled ( 2021 )
Assembled will take viewers through productions such as WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Loki via exclusive on-set footage. Join filmmakers and stars like Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner as they detail the genesis of the Black Widow film, and the Hawkeye series.
Movie: VHS Nasty ( 2019 )
VHS Nasty is part 3 in the infamous cult VHS doc series "VHS Lives". In the early 80's, VCR players were in every house, but a legendary cult following developed during the VHS era like no other, those that loved The Video Nasty! With video stores on every corner during the VHS boom, they were flooded with an array of horror the likes of which we will never see again. The sleeve art was awesome and these unregulated horror, gore and sexploitation films rocked before they were eventually banned in the UK and the hysteria started to spread across the globe! VHS Nasty delves deep into the cult classic satanic panic that is the video nasties, taking an in-depth look at censorship within horror films specifically the video nasty scandal that shook not only Britain in the early 80's, but shook the world into a frenzy of panic! Talking about cult video nasties such as Faces of Death, Cannibal Holocaust, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Driller Killer and many more. Brought to you by Tony Newton the creator and producer of VHS Lives series, 60 Seconds to Die, 1000 Zombies and the Grindsploitation film series.
Movie: Searching for Debra Winger ( 2002 )
Rosanna Arquette talks to various actresses about the pressures they face as women working in the entertainment industry.
Movie: You Don't Nomi ( 2020 )
You Don't Nomi is a movie starring Matthew Baume, Elizabeth Berkley, and Jeffery Conway. Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls (1995) was met by critics and audiences with near universal derision. You Don't Nomi traces the film's redemptive...
Movie: Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics ( 2010 )
The history of the longstanding American comic book company that launched such legendary superhero characters such as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
Movie: Making 'The Shining' (TV Short 1980) ( 1980 )
A look behind the scenes during the making of 'Stanley Kubrick (I)''s The Shining (1980).
Movie: Ghosts of the Abyss ( 2003 )
James Cameron and Bill Paxton, director and actor of the 1997 film Titanic, travel to the final undersea resting place of the ill-fated ship of dreams.
Movie: Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the Independent Film Business ( 2020 )
Following five years in the life and career of an independent filmmaker, supported by dozens of interviews, posing one question: how does an indie filmmaker survive in the current film business?
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