Art Movie documentaries

The People vs. George Lucas

Art Presenter Alexandre O. Philippe 2010 Unrated

The People vs. George Lucas is a 2010 documentary by Alexandre O. Philippe exploring filmmaking and obsessive fans, the centrepiece being the "Star Wars" movie franchise and its creator George Lucas.

Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory

ArtHistory Presenter Louis Lumière 1900 Unrated

Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory, a short black and white film made in 1895 by French cinematographer Louis Lumière, one of the worlds first filmmakers.   The movie simply shows people leaving a factory in France. Never the less it is considered by experts to be the wor[...]

Tachimawari Fight Scenes

Art Presenter Kazutaro Nakamura 2018 Unrated

Tachimawari Fight Scenes is a 2018 documentary film hosted by actor Kazutaro Nakamura about the art of fight scenes in Japanese movies. Explore the intricate tachimawari or fight scenes of kabuki plays. Actor Kazutaro Nakamura is joined by a tateshi or action choreographer.

Lost in La Mancha

Art Presenter Jeff Bridges 2002 Unrated

Lost in La Mancha, a 2002 documentary about a film that ending up taking over a decade to finish after a doomed first attempt narrated by Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski).   This film is "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" directed by Terry Gilliam. While Gilliam had a seemingly mas[...]

The Making of 'Jurassic Park'

The Making of 'Jurassic Park': In this documentary, we take a look at how the 1993 film “Jurassic Park” was made in the three stages of movie making, pre-production, production and post-production.   A significant amount of time is spent looking at how Go-motion was re[...]

The Science of Interstellar

ArtScience Presenter Matthew Mcconaughey 2014 Unrated

The Science of Interstellar: physicist Kip Thorne who worked on the Christopher Nolan movie "Interstellar" explains how the amazing visuals featured in the film are based on real science.   This documentary is a journey in wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much mo[...]

No Small Parts

Presenter Brandon Hardesty 2014 Unrated

No Small Parts, a short documentary series created by Brandon Hardesty, Wesley Mann and Josh Perry which examines actors who have starred in some of our favourite movies over the years. Rather than going for an obvious choice of super-star actors, this series consists of a curated collection of[...]

Making "The Shining"

Presenter Vivian Kubrick 1980 Unrated

Making "The Shining": Film director Stanley Kubrick allowed his 17-year-old daughter to make a documentary about the making of the 1980 cult horror movie "The Shining".   The result is unique behind the scenes footage featuring much of the cast including Jack Nicholson[...]

Beyond Clueless

Presenter Charlie Lyne 2014

A documentary by Charlie Lyne about the history of teen movies. The film chronicles their origins with a specific focus between the years 1995 and 2004 covering over 200 films. Beyond Clueless is easily one of the most comprehensive films about this particular sub-genre out there.

Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007

Presenter Stevan Riley 2012

Everything or Nothing takes us through the history of the James Bond Franchise.   Since the golden age of Hollywood, it is arguable that there has been no movie character with greater iconography than James Bond.

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th

Presenter Corey Feldman 2013 Unrated

The Crystal Lake Memories is an absolute marathon of a documentary which takes us through the entire history of the iconic horror franchise, Friday the 13th.   American actor Corey Feldman (Gremlins) narrates throughout the film which starts with the first movie back in 1980 and goes on t[...]

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Presenter Heather Langenkamp 2010

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, a 2010 American four-hour documentary that chronicles the entire Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, except the 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street remake.

Häxan (Witchcraft Through the Ages)

Mystery Presenter Benjamin Christensen 1922 Unrated

Häxan, a 1922 fictionalised Danish-Swedish silent documentary about the evolution of witchcraft through the ages from its pagan roots by Danish filmmaker Benjamin Christensen.   The title of the film "Häxan" comes from the study of how the misunderstanding of mental il[...]

Raiding The Lost Ark

Art Presenter Jamie Benning 2012 Unrated

  Raiding The Lost Ark is a 2012 “filmumentary” about the phenomenally successful Speilberg movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” by avid fan Jamie Benning. Jamie spent years collecting footage to piece together this passionate documentary about the movie followin[...]

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