When Hossan Sabzian met another fan of filmmaker Mohsen Makmalbaf, he lied, claiming he was the famous director. This lie predictably spiraled out of control until Sabzian was exposed as a fraud and arrested.
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Faded silent screen star Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) steadfastly believes she will regain her former glory and hires writer Joe Gillis (William Holden) to help with her planned comeback, but as the project drags on their relationship becomes dangerously complicated.
The Shining (1980)
Writer Jack Torrance takes a job as a winter caretaker at the Overlook Hotel which was built on a Native American burial ground. Haunted by the numerous evil spirits which populate the hotel, Jack slowly loses his mind and unsuccessfully attempts to kill his wife, Wendy and young son, Danny.
I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
Gene Garrison (Gene Hackman) plans to marry and move across the country with his girlfriend. His mother, Margaret, gives him her blessing, but his father, Tom (Melvyn Douglas) is hostile towards the union, preferring Gene stay in New York.