Movies About Movies
Friday, March 05, 2004
Thirty years ago, Francois Truffaut's Day for Night took the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. It was hardly the last film that spun the camera back on the moviemaking process itself. But in the years since, it's hard to find a movie that casts such an adoring eye on its own business. Slowly but surely, it seems, power, greed, and mental illness have infected the plot lines of this self-reflective cinematic genre. WNYC's Sara Fishko surveys the history of movies about movies.