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David Holzman's Diary (1967)

Young filmmaker decides to make a movie of his life.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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David Holzman
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Penny Wohl
Lorenzo Mans ...
Pepe
Louise Levine ...
Sandra
Fern McBride ...
Girl on the subway
Mike Levine ...
Sandra's Boy Friend (as Michel Lévine)
Robert Lesser ...
Max, Penny's agent (as Bob Lesser)
Jack Baran ...
Cop
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Storyline

This fake documentary which appears quite real on the surface is about a young man making a movie about his everyday life and discovering something important about himself and his reality. This film is not a real documentary or is it? Written by Michael "Durrutti" Valenzuela <mvalenzu@ucsd.edu>

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29 January 1975 (France)  »

Also Known As:

David Holzmans Tagebuch  »

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This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1991. See more »

Quotes

Pepe: Face things all the way, confess things to the camera. The way you're handling this whole thing, you're just getting half-truths. You're not getting truths, you're getting half-truths, and I think that's worse than a lie.
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References Harriet Craig (1950) See more »

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I'm a Man
Written by Jimmy Miller and Steve Winwood
Performed by The Spencer Davis Group
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An early faux documentary film school classic
31 May 2000 | by (New haven, ct, usa) – See all my reviews

If you liked the Blair Witch Project, this is where they probably got the idea. Every film school shows this as an example of a completely fictional documentary, that works. Done in cinema verite style, the fictional angst filled life of a documentary maker falls apart, as he chronicles its disintegration, largely caused by his obsession with filming it as it crumbles. Like watching a train wreck.


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