Monday, December 06, 2004

Forgotten Silver


I watched Forgotten Silver, a somewhat overlooked television "mockumentary" by Costa Botes and Peter Jackson, last night.

It's unlikely to blow anyone's mind too badly, except possibly the New Zealanders who were already soothed into believing its rather charming, if overgrand and somewhat silly, story, but it's more than worth the investment of time. It has the same kind of appeal as one of Christopher Guest's movies, with the right amount of charm, drama and sincerity underneath to sell the broader aspects of the story.

It also does a remarkable job of faking early 20th Century film techniques as well as the wear and tear that shows up on older films.

I really dug it.

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