Art Movie documentaries
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 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, 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': 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: 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, 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": 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[...]
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.
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[...]
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 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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