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Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven’s Gate tells an intriguing story, with on-camera input from many of the people involved, but not Mr. Cimino, and apt comparisons with other notorious film disasters.

The BBC have produced some utterly brilliant stuff over the years. Watching (2000) series examining the mystery, artistry, tricks and power of films and filmmaking. Featuring interviews with John Carpenter, William Friedkin, Peter Bogdanovich, Jean-Claude Carriere, Irvin Kershner, Thelma Schoonmaker, Terry Gilliam, Mike Leigh, Danny Boyle, and Atom Egoyan. Watch:

Reconstructing Evil (1999). Documentary about the history of the making of Orson Welles’ 1958 film Touch of Evil.

In this fascinating documentary, Jack Cardiff describes his superb career as one of the ultimate Technicolor cinematographers of the twentieth century, who worked on 86 films. Beginning work in 1918, he continued up until 2007, dying in 2009. Telling fascinating stories of the film production, films, directors, and actors that he worked with, Jack shows a keen sense of humor. Martin Scorsese also offers commentary throughout.

George Lucas in 1968, shooting his documentary “Filmmaker: A Diary by George Lucas,” filmed during the production of Francis Ford Coppola’s ...

Edge of Outside (2006). An hour-long documentary designed to celebrate the spirit of the independent filmmaker from D.W. Griffith to Quentin Tarantino.