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David Holzman's Diary (1967)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 29 January 1975 (France)
Young filmmaker decides to make a movie of his life.

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Girl on the subway
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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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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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Pepe: If you want to make a movie, just write a script. I'm sure you can write a better script than that, but this is not a good one. Your life is not a very good script. But I somehow I don't think you want to make a good movie. What you want to do is try and think about your life, find out the truth. There's something that happens that you don't understand, you want to get to the core of it. Well David, I don't think you can find it this way. You're not going understand it any better by freezing it...
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A Day in the Life
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
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Talky, but Unusual and Worth a Look
15 July 2001 | by 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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