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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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Jim McBride
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Cast

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

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1975 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

David Holzmans Tagebuch See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

At approximately 45 minutes into the film, the TV show running on the television (while David makes the phone call to Penny) is "The Architects of Fear" from the TV series THE OUTER LIMITS. See more »

Quotes

David Holzman: Truffaut said that in Singing in the Rain, Debbie Reynolds jumps over a couch and holds in her skirt as she does it, and this movement gives her away. Now the movement that Sandra just made and I just caught, she gives herself away. Now in each movement, she gives herself a little more away, to me.
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Connections

References Sandra (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

A Day in the Life
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
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Brilliant!
1 August 2000 | by bowlsmacleanSee all my reviews

This film grabs you in from the get go, and takes you into the mind of a hapless young filmmaker. A true historic masterpiece! It's something completely different and unique from any other moviegoing experience you will ever have. Don't miss a chance to pass this up. A true step forward in filmmaking.


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