David Holzman’s Diary

David Holzman’s Diary

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A REAL DEAD RINGER FOR LOVE. VIDEO FOOL FOR LOVE

By Adrian Martin

Video Fool For Love is constructed from a video diary. We are told that, for ten years, Gibson carried around a compact video camera and filmed everything happening to him and around him – conversations, travels, car rides, sex, arguments: a lot of juicy, action-packed stuff. Most of the ten years fly by in a flash at the start, until we settle into the complications of a particularly difficult love triangle, when Robert is in his early 40s. First, there’s Robert and his troubled lover April, who flies off to stay in England. While she’s gone, Robert meets Gianna and they begin a wild relationship.

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DAVID HOLZMAN’S DIARY BY JIM MCBRIDE

By Adrian Martin

In his early twenties, on a staggeringly small budget of $2,500, Jim McBride began making David Holzman’s Diary from three ideas: the central image of a man filming himself in a mirror; the banality of daily life and its rendering on screen; the oppressiveness of life in New York and how it affects people’s perceptions of themselves and others.

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