I love classic Hollywood-on-Hollywood movies. Vincente Minnelli's THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is one of the best. I've seen this film countless times and I never, ever tire of it. Kirk Douglas stars as the sophisticated, handsome and ruthless film producer named Jonathan Shields. He's ruthless but he makes great films. I totally dig how his story unfolds through the narratives of three formerly co-dependent co-workers in the Hollywood dream factory. There's the Oscar-winning director, the Top Ten female box office star and the Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter. Jonathan was the worst yet also the best thing to come along in their careers. Each got to a place of independence and artistic strength after getting the power to be fed up and move on from Jonathan. But without his manipulative help, they would not be the Hollywood heavyweights they are now.