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14th Apr '16 10:37:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheMalazanBookOfTheFallen'' [[spoiler: which the Crippled God writes in tribute to all those who died in the course of his healing and liberation.]]

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* ''TheMalazanBookOfTheFallen'' ''Literature/TheMalazanBookOfTheFallen'' [[spoiler: which the Crippled God writes in tribute to all those who died in the course of his healing and liberation.]]
11th Jan '16 11:00:11 AM erforce
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* ''Franchise/TheEvilDead'' was originally named ''Book of the Dead'' after the book of the same name, which appears in the movie. The name was changed because the executives didn't want people to think it was a movie about a book.

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* ''Franchise/TheEvilDead'' ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'' was originally named ''Book of the Dead'' after the book of the same name, which appears in the movie. The name was changed because the executives didn't want people to think it was a movie about a book.



* ''Film/SevenPsychopaths'' is about a guy trying to write a screenplay called ''Film/SevenPsychopaths'', and how he gets involved with several himself.

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* ''Film/SevenPsychopaths'' is about a guy trying to write a screenplay called ''Film/SevenPsychopaths'', ''Seven Psychopaths'', and how he gets involved with several himself.
30th Dec '15 12:14:37 AM Anddrix
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* ''SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor: The Unauthorized Biography'' is a graphic novel about a reporter trying to write an unauthorized biography about Lex Luthor.

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* ''SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor: ''ComicBook/LexLuthor: The Unauthorized Biography'' is a graphic novel about a reporter trying to write an unauthorized biography about Lex Luthor.
16th Jun '15 3:41:28 PM crashkey
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* ''Uriel's Chasm'''s story is told through cutscenes of the video team Shovelware Queens making commentary on the game Uriel's Chasm.


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* ''WebSeries/MarbleHornets'' is named after the unfinished student film project Marble Hornets.
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11th Jan '15 6:11:45 PM MayuZane
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* ''The Art of Domination''

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* ''The [[Webcomic/ArtOfDomination Art of Domination''Domination]]''
18th Dec '14 9:35:39 AM erforce
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* The title of ''Film/TheHillsRunRed'' comes from the lost eighties SlasherMovie that the cast is looking for. [[spoiler:Little do they know that it is still being filmed, with them being the next unwilling participants]].
22nd Nov '14 12:33:37 PM DaibhidC
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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' picture book ''Discworld/WheresMyCow?'' is about Sam Vimes reading his son a book called ''Where's My Cow?''
12th Nov '14 7:00:51 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series gets its name from the Elder Scrolls, a form of TomeOfEldritchLore referred to as "fragments of creation." They're indisputable recordings of what happens, what could have happened, and what may happen, being heavily associated with prophecy. Reading them also usually comes with a heavy dose of blindness and madness. They're also known to have some [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]] powers.
28th Aug '14 5:59:05 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Film/AFaceInTheCrowd'' is a backstage drama about a fictional radio and television show of the same name.
22nd Mar '14 6:33:22 PM CorahsUncle
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TheNamesake of a story can be all kinds of things, a person, a symbol, a weapon. Sometimes, in just a touch of meta-fiction, TheNamesake is a book within the book. Sometimes, as in ''[[Literature/TheStormlightArchive The Way Of Kings]]'', this is a holy book. Sometimes, as in ''TheKingInYellow'', it's a distinctly unholy book. In any case, it's very important in some way to the story, although how is not always clear at first.

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TheNamesake of a story can be all kinds of things, things: a person, a symbol, a weapon. Sometimes, in just a touch of meta-fiction, TheNamesake the Namesake is a book within the book. Sometimes, as in ''[[Literature/TheStormlightArchive The Way Of of Kings]]'', this is a holy book. Sometimes, as in ''TheKingInYellow'', ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'', it's a distinctly unholy book. In any case, it's very important in some way to the story, although how is not always clear at first.



* MarvelComics published ''Darkhold: Pages From the Book of Sin'' in which a group of heroes tried to locate the lost pages of the eponymous Darkhold. (The Drakhold is basically the MarvelUniverse's equivalent of the Necronomicon.)
* ''The Krypton Chronicles'' was DCComics mini-series exploring {{Superman}}'s ancestry. In it, Clark kent is commissioned to write a book about Superman's ancestors called ''The Krypton Chronicles''.
** Similar to ''The Krypton Chronicles'' was ''TheAtlantisChronicles'', which explored ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'s ancestry through The Atlantis Chronicles, the collected archives of Atlantean Royal Historians.
* ''{{Marvels}}'' is about a Muggle Daily Bugle photographer named Phil Sheldon, who documents the activities and reputations of the Marvel Universe's superheroes. Near the end, he publishes a book called Marvels.
* LexLuthor: The Unauthorized Biography is a graphic novel about a reporter trying to write an unauthorized biography about Lex Luthor.
* The Life Story of TheFlash is based on the book that Iris West will write about The Flash in the future.

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* MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics published ''Darkhold: Pages From the Book of Sin'' in which a group of heroes tried to locate find the lost pages of the eponymous Darkhold. (The Drakhold is basically the MarvelUniverse's equivalent of the Necronomicon.)
* ''The Krypton Chronicles'' was DCComics Creator/DCComics' mini-series exploring {{Superman}}'s ancestry. In it, Clark kent is commissioned to write a book about Superman's ancestors called ''The Krypton Chronicles''.
** Similar to ''The Krypton Chronicles'' was ''TheAtlantisChronicles'', ''ComicBook/TheAtlantisChronicles'', which explored ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'s ancestry through The Atlantis Chronicles, the collected archives of Atlantean Royal Historians.
* ''{{Marvels}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Marvels}}'' is about a Muggle Daily Bugle photographer named Phil Sheldon, who documents the activities and reputations of the Marvel Universe's superheroes. Near the end, he publishes a book called Marvels.
* LexLuthor: ''SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor: The Unauthorized Biography Biography'' is a graphic novel about a reporter trying to write an unauthorized biography about Lex Luthor.
* The ''The Life Story of TheFlash ComicBook/TheFlash'' is based on the book that Iris West will write about The Flash in the future.



* ''ThreeAmigos'' is about a trio of actors who star in short silent films with that title.
* ''Les Miserables'' (1995) alternates between two storylines - one a direct adaptation of the novel and another set in WWII France.
* ''ThePurpleRoseOfCairo'' is about characters in the titular film and how they interact with their viewers.

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* ''ThreeAmigos'' ''Film/ThreeAmigos'' is about a trio of actors who star in short silent films with that title.
* ''Les Miserables'' (1995) alternates between two storylines - one a direct adaptation of the novel and another set in WWII World War II France.
* ''ThePurpleRoseOfCairo'' ''Film/ThePurpleRoseOfCairo'' is about characters in the titular film and how they interact with their viewers.



* [[Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain The Book of Three]]: A magical book that serves as a Macguffin for the story.

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* [[Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain ''[[Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain The Book of Three]]: Three]]'': A magical book that serves as a Macguffin [=MacGuffin=] for the story.



* ''Literature/TheManualOfDetection'': The book in question is a handbook for the detectives of The Agency. [[spoiler: Almost all extant editions appear to be missing a chapter.]]

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* ''Literature/TheManualOfDetection'': The book in question is a handbook for the detectives of The Agency. [[spoiler: Almost [[spoiler:Almost all extant editions appear to be missing a chapter.]]



* The RobertRankin novel ''The Suburban Book of the Dead: Armageddon III: The Remake'' is named after ''The Suburban Book of the Dead'', a religious tome within the book ... but which turns out not to be the same ''Suburban Book Of The Dead'' that appeared in ''Armageddon: The Musical''.

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* The RobertRankin Creator/RobertRankin novel ''The Suburban Book of the Dead: Armageddon III: The Remake'' is named after ''The Suburban Book of the Dead'', a religious tome within the book ... but which turns out not to be the same ''Suburban Book Of The of the Dead'' that appeared in ''Armageddon: The Musical''.



* ''[[Literature/TheStormlightArchive The Way Of Kings]]'': The book is something between a holy book, philosophy, and a chivalric code.

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* ''[[Literature/TheStormlightArchive The Way Of of Kings]]'': The book is something between a holy book, philosophy, and a chivalric code.



* ''36 Arguments for the Existence of God'' refers to an ''appendix'' within the protagonist's book within a book ''The Varieties of Religious Illusion''. However, self-referentially, the novel itself appends the (or a) similar list following the last chapter of fiction.

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* ''36 Arguments for the Existence of God'' refers to an ''appendix'' within the protagonist's book within a book ''The Varieties of Religious Illusion''. However, self-referentially, the novel itself appends the (or a) similar list following after the last chapter of fiction.



* ''{{Pulaski}}'' (a.k.a. ''Pulaski: The TV Detective'') was series about Larry Summers, an actor who plays the title character (a former priest turned PI) on the ShowWithinAShow ''Pulaski'', and who keeps getting caught up in adventures that would be more appropriate for the character he plays.
* ''Series/{{Cult}}'' is about a cult which follows the TV show within a show called Cult, which features a cult. To pile on top of that, the show within a show was based on a cult within the main show. One only wonders what would have happened if the show had been a hit and developed a fanatical cult following.

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* ''{{Pulaski}}'' ''Series/{{Pulaski}}'' (a.k.a. ''Pulaski: The TV Detective'') was series about Larry Summers, an actor who plays the title character (a former priest turned PI) on the ShowWithinAShow ''Pulaski'', and who keeps getting caught up in adventures that would be more appropriate for the character he plays.
* ''Series/{{Cult}}'' is about a cult which follows the TV show within a show called Cult, ''Cult'', which features a cult. To pile on top of that, the show within a show was based on a cult within the main show. One only wonders what would have happened if the show had been a hit and developed a fanatical cult following.






* RodgersAndHammerstein's ''Me and Juliet'' is a musical about a musical.

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* RodgersAndHammerstein's Creator/RodgersAndHammerstein's ''Me and Juliet'' is a musical about a musical.



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