'I Will Never Make a Movie on Tape': Eye-Opening Movies About the Movies

By Alison Nastasi

From Sunset Boulevard to The Artist, these films showed the darker aspects of the industry.

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This week, Paramount released a Blu-ray of Billy Wilder's dramatic tale about a faded silent film star and the madness that ensues when her big-screen dreams are shattered. Sunset Boulevard is a tragic Hollywood love story—love for the illusion and the grandeur. It's a cautionary tale about the trappings of Tinseltown that calls to mind other eye-opening films about the movie industry. Below, see what messages these celluloid satires have to share about the Hollywood machine.

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