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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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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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Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated

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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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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Shot on a budget of only $2,500. See more »

Quotes

David Holzman: It was like rooms everything is so perfect, that everything is so perfect that they have to be kept, that because this random particular accidental state so meaningful, so, so touching, it's so touching, it's so beautiful.
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Green Onions
Written by Booker T. Jones, Al Jackson Jr., Lewie Steinberg and Steve Cropper
Performed by Booker T. & the M.G.s
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A Curiosity
20 January 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

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. Again, this film is not a real documentary... or is it? Personally, I don't think this is a great film. Even in its short run time, it has a lot of fluff. But I do think it has a certain level of brilliance in that it does appear to be a real documentary, even crediting the actors under false names. Also, it does offer a nice reflection on the role of film, bringing up some ideas expressed by Godard and others.

I can see how a film like this could be used to launch a career, but in and of itself, it really is nothing too exciting and really more of a curiosity.


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