The Lists: In Contention's Top 10 Films About The Movie Business
With 'The Artist,' 'Hugo' and 'My Week With Marilyn' all on screens, we round up the best films celebrating their own medium
3. "Boogie Nights" (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997)
Hey, no one said the films in this list had to be about that side of Hollywood. Anderson’s breakthrough feature, a funny, furious, tangled exploration of the glory days and grim comedown of the Los Angeles porn industry, maps out a compelling parallel universe of celebrity. Here, the foundation of careers on “one special thing” is only a few notches below the waist of the Hollywood star system – with a warmer sense of community to boot.