David Holzman’s Diary #MovieReview

Film 166 in the “1001 Films to See Before You Die” challenge is 1967’s “David Holzman’s Diary”. This Jim McBride film looks at the art of documentary-making and is about a young man making a documentary of his life, who discovers something important about himself while making the movie. God this is boring! If this is what vlogging was like back in 1967 then no wonder it didn’t really catch on until the late 2000’s. If you were to compare this guy to vlogging channels on YouTube such as Shaytards, CTFXC, Zoella etc. then you can tell how boring this guys like is. All he did was come across as a massive creep while trying to tell us about his model girlfriend. By the way, I call bullshit on that because the photos they pick to show that she was a model did a very bad job at that. It doesn’t help that he looks like the creator of Botchamania. I lost interest within minutes and had to switch it off after 8 minutes. So much for having a perfect run of good films. If you want to watch people film their everyday lives then watch the YouTubers I have listed or whomever you want. I can’t control what you watch. If you have seen this film then let me know what you thought of it in the comments. Here is what I like to see while I tried to watch 8 minutes of “David Holzman’s Diary”

Film – David Holzman’s Diary
Year – 1967
Director – Jim McBride
Written by – Jim McBride
Staring – L.M. Kit Carson, Eileen Dietz, Louise Levine
IMDb Rating – 6.9/10
My Rating – Don’t bother
Length – 73 min (1h 13min)
Genre – Comedy, Drama
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Testing, testing, 1, 2
Hello cameraman
It’s July 14 1967 and “This is serious”
This guy has just lost his job and plans to film his everyday life “like Lulu”
He seems to really like that coffee cup
“Film is truth 24 times a second”
He is no longer making any sense
Here is where I live – West 73rd Street in New York
Shout out to “Green Onions” by Booker T in the background
This has now turned into a video of someone filming from on top of a tourist bus while someone explains everything
There’s my tailor
Here are random people I filmed who think I’m weird
How dare you film us
Time to meet his friend – A camera – Ecclair 16 with a 9.5-95mm lens
So this guy is a cameraman and a sound guy
Here is a photo of Penny, his girlfriend
Time for me to talk about my girlfriend
He is coming across as a massive creep
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZz
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