David Holzman's Diary

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An enduring delight from the Underground era, cleverly sowing arrant lies at the then-sacred 24 fps. McBride's good-humoured gag on 'personal cinema' and the diary genre casts a wry sidelight on a generation's self-obsession and cinephilia. David Holzman commits his life (film-making) to film - directing and starring in the film we're watching, his home-movie autobiography. So far, so faddish. But 'David' is actor Kit Carson, behind the camera he's apparently twiddling is Michael Wadleigh, and the auto-vérité amounts to as much of McBride's script as could be filmed before his $2,500 ran out. Retrospective ironies pile up with interim career leaps: Carson shot a documentary on Dennis Hopper, married Karen Black, and is now a Hollywood screenwriter; Wadleigh tripped through Woodstock to Wolfen; and McBride has limped through sci fi and softcore satire to the added narration credit for The Big Red One and the remake of Breathless. The illusion is complete.
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Release details

UK release:

1967

Duration:

73 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Jim McBride

Cast:

Eileen Dietz, Fern McBride, Louise Levine, Penny Wohl, LM Kit Carson, Mike Levine

Editor:

Jim McBride

Cinematography:

Michael Wadleigh

Screenwriter:

Jim McBride

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