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Dear Diary (1996)

| Comedy, Short
The film revolves around a New York magazine art director, married and the mother of two, who, having just turned 40, decides to record the events of her day in a journal.

Director:

David Frankel

Writer:

David Frankel
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Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Bruce Altman
Jeff Blumenkrantz
Cheryl Freeman
Peter Giles ... Gary
Brian Kerwin
Haviland Morris ... Christie
Bebe Neuwirth
Rhea Silver-Smith Rhea Silver-Smith
Mike Starr
Peter Vack ... (as Peter S. Brown)
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The film revolves around a New York magazine art director, married and the mother of two, who, having just turned 40, decides to record the events of her day in a journal.

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Querido diario See more »

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DreamWorks Television See more »
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A rejected pilot for a network comedy series, it became not only an Oscar winner for Best Short Film, but it became the first DreamWorks production to win an Oscar. See more »

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Featured in The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) See more »

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Very Jazzy
3 January 2003 | by subcityiiSee all my reviews

I was able to see a screening of this film at an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences screening of short film winners and nominees a while back. This started out as a pilot for a DreamWorks comedy series, so when the network rejected it, it made the rounds and eventually won an Oscar for Best Short Film. Bebe Neuwirth stars as a New Yorker and the film was basically a day in the life of her character. It was filmed on location and it seemed like a cross between "Seinfeld" and "Days and Nights of Molly Dodd". There is a lot of voiceover, a jazz score and the plot is about the little things that happen to Neuwirth's character and how she dealt with them. It seemed to bounce from one mood to another very quickly. Overall, I thought it was funny and smart. It says something about the state of network television when something that is deemed not good enough to broadcast goes on to win an Oscar.


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