David Holzman's Diary DVD

David Holzman's Diary DVD
Shot in 1967, David Holzman's Diary is a milestone in contemporary film history. Brilliantly conceived and executed, it manages to simultaneously be very much of its time and very many years ahead of its time. The film tells the story of David Holzman, a young man infatuated with film and filmmaking. Newly unemployed and beset with doubts and worries, Holzman thinks that filming his everyday existence will 'bring life into focus'. Staged to seem like a documentary of a real person's life, Holzman's filming of his life starts to take over his life. Arguably the first 'mockumentary', it has been little seen but hugely influential on filmmakers over the years. The film is also enormously prescient about our current times, when seemingly everyone records everything to do with their lives for the camera. Selected for preservation by the US National Film Registry, this is the first time this classic of American cinema has been released on DVD. As a very special bonus extra, this Second Run release also includes director Jim McBride's personal 1969 documentary My Girlfriend's Wedding, where his camera turns on his 'liberated' English girlfriend and her candid conversations about her life and her reasons for marrying another man.
Specifications
Aspect Ratio 1.33:1
Audio English Original Mono (Restored)
BBFC 15
Case Type Amaray Single
Cast L.M. Kit Carson,Eileen Dietz,Louise Levine
Colour Black & White
Director Jim McBride
Discs 1
Format DVD
IFCO None
Language English
Region DVD 2
Released 2006-01-30
Run Time 73
Year 1967

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Tags: 1960s