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Nothing like inspiration than completely taking over a penthouse (and a half) to create your greatest mural. That is until you take over an abandoned church to top it.
Surviving shock treatment and all the trials of the life of a woman struggling to find herself in the early half of the century. Beautiful.
Heroin has fueled many great works of art, this is one of them. Bug powder, ground up aquatic black centipede, young African boys, it can all be pretty distracting while trying to write your report.
The epic story of a master.
Tired of his pulpy westerns, Holly Martins has started work on his next novel. It's a thriller, based on true events, and it's called the 'Third Man'
Ever pursuing love and higher education, Max will never forget writing his hit plays
No one knows more about the troubles of an artist, poet, painter, writer, director than Jean Cocteau
The choice to sell out your hit cult comic is a big decision, so let your inker (tracer) make it for you while you run off with a lesbian.
Does an article have to make the point of calling some one NOT a genius? Do you think I'm especially not a genius? You didn't even have to think about that did you....
Ah yes, the starving actor/writer. What a terrible predicament. If you load yourself up with liquor, cigarettes, and lather in warming cream and head to the country maybe you can clear you muddled mind. Or maybe not.
Looking to write about the American Dream? Look no further than sparkling Las Vegas, the culmination of every American Sin rolled into one and then left in the desert to rot.
Prodigal musicians have never had such crisis. Ex-prodigal anyway. Behind every oil driller lies an aching soul.
The daydreaming comedy writer just trying to get his break, only to shut down by reality.
The dangers of an actor in love is always amplified in such situations as these. A comic clown and a grand thespian will put on show after show, but it's not the critics or the crowd they play for, but the shared love of their lives.
No matter what happens, I will never be your friend.
When writing your scandalous memoirs, it's best to choose a nice, quiet location to do so. Like, say, your ex-boss' summer home.
They only wanted to make a documentary....
He only wanted to make Fitzcaraldo...
The obvious one
Yeah, Fritz Lang gets it
The full and tragic tale of America's greatest story teller
What some people would do for a Pulitzer Prize....
Actors put themselves through trials and tribulations like none other
A struggling composer makes it big after his teacher plagiarizes his work, personally I would sue if I didn't meet the love of my life....
Every time I write a score, many scenes from this film run through my head and I have to watch it again and take a swim before I can continue.
Two for the price of one
Unfortunately, it's not even safe in this world for a children's author....
One of the best bio films in a long time, mixing the story of the man with his art
Behind his gruff exterior, Snakeskin sings the blues and he's rolled into town to get back his guitar
Yeah, any Orpheus story, really
Terry Zwigoff really likes to take us into the lives of two drastically different, yet equally fascinating artists. Of utterly different mediums no less
It's hard to break it to America that you're plastic...
The theatre never looked better
We've had this conversation before, no one's looking for a puppeteer in this winter economic climate.
Some would sell their soul for their craft...or maybe their child's
What else can you say?
Between writer's block and obsession is a turning point, and it's impossible to find.
They'll travel across continents, learn new languages, haggle with Jim Jarmusch and carry around their dead bass player, just to make it to the next show!
Three cheers to those thespians who can make such a show out of WWII
It's easy to become a painter when you have a company supplying them to you...
Lick My Love Pump, Saucy Jack, all true master works
The Drama (drag) Queen's ultimate performance; that of a straight woman
The budding dancer trying to find her way in the world. Too bad she's "undateable" and just a little too proud
The title kind of says it all, doesn't it? Living that bohemian life ain't too easy
Bergman's probing look into the mind of an actress stricken by mental illness. And thats just the set up. Oh the places you will go with only two actresses - and one master filmmaker
Mrs. Fox's beautiful, stormy landscapes are always being interrupted by the shenanigans of both her husband and son
Fame is really great exercise.
The life of a director and choreographer as one giant musical. How fitting.
Anything for the next role.
The good life. The art life.
Good help is so hard to find....
The Blues Accordin' to Lightenin' Hopkins
Basically the "La dolce vita" of 2013