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David Holzman's Diary (1967)

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Young filmmaker decides to make a movie of his life.

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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
Michel Lévine ...
Sandra's Boy Friend
Robert Lesser ...
Max, Penny's agent (as Bob Lesser)
Jack Baran ...
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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 &view=simple&sort=alpha" >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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This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1991. See more »

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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.23 (2011) See more »

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I'm a Man
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Performed by The Spencer Davis Group
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Talky, but Unusual and Worth a Look
15 July 2001 | by (Chciago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Mock cinema vertite about a young filmmakers consternation at finding 'truth' and putting it on film. Insightfully examines how we define reality, how our perceptions can cloud it, and whether it is really possible to show it on film. Probably to talky for most, but still quite thought provoking. Filled with some really offbeat ideas and camerawork. Among them: filming the faces of people at a bus stop while we hear excerpts from the McCarthy hearings. Also photographing a entire night of tv viewing each minute and then playing them back frame by frame. A very low budget movie, made by some very young filmmakers, with a very original point of view.


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David Holtzmans Diary is an orignal film. miker-35
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