Films about filmmaking are one of the more robust themes to span across cinema. From SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN and THE PLAYER to SCREAM 3, these films give us insight into the filmmaking process, while driving ahead plot, song and dance, drama and intrigue, and horror. Though no one in their right mind would ever accuse filmmakers of being lacking in vanity, I don’t think that is the only reason for making films about filming. Directors know that no matter how diverse the audience, the collective love for cinema is what has brought them together. BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO plays off a more specific love for 1970s Italian horror cinema, and also drives the audience forward with a confounding plot.