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David Holzman's Diary (1967)

Young filmmaker decides to make a movie of his life.

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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)
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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)  »

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David Holzmans Tagebuch  »

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Shot on a budget of only $2,500. See more »

Quotes

David Holzman: I got nothing to say, unless you want to talk about Vincent Minnelli.
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References Touch of Evil (1958) 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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What's all the fuss about?
29 May 1999 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

I don't know why this rather dull piece of cinema verite is so famous. Perhaps you had to be there - in the sixties I mean.

A man films his own life for a week or so and in the process loses his girlfriend. There are some effective moments - like when he films an endless row of elderly people sitting on park benches, and when he films, in fast motion, what he watched on television one evening.

But the long, self-indulgent, angst-ridden diatribes at the camera bored me to tears.

It is quite convincing though - so it is surprising to learn that it was scripted and acted. A curiosity piece that is mercifully short.


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