RE: [Videolib] Gary's Intro to Doc class

Christopher Lewis (
Thu, 11 Nov 2004 09:24:11 -0500

For me, mock docs began and ended with This is Spinal Tap. One I have been
curious about but haven't seen is The Civil War: The Lost Episode (1991).
Directed by Patrio M. Verrone. It won an AIVF award but I don't think it
ever found a distributor.

Chris Lewis
Media Librarian/Humanities Collection Manager
American University Library
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Gary Handman
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Please respond to

Thanks Marc...I've ordered a copy of Forgotten Silver for the Media
Center...haven't seen it yet.

Still trying to figure out what to use in this slot. I love the film I
tentatively have planned for mock/doc: Mao: The Real Man (First
Run/Icarus) which is a hilarious send-up of historical documentary
evidence, documentary codes and conventions (and of academic pretension, to

boot). I was also considering the French film "Man Bites Dog" in which
doc filmmakers get a little too involved in filming the life of a serial
killer (thereby skewering (literally) verite conventions of



At 01:27 PM 11/10/2004 -0600, you wrote:
>Since you are ending with Mock Docs, perhaps Peter Jackson's "Forgotten
>Silver" would be appropriate? The students would certainly be in a
>to appreciate all the film history jokes...
>Marc Syp
>Supervisor, Film Library
>St. Louis Public Library
>-----Original Message-----
>[]On Behalf Of Gary Handman
>Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 10:55 AM
>Subject: [Videolib] Gary's Intro to Doc class
>Hi all...
>In an effort to get our minds off of fee-for-service issues....I'm honored
>to have been asked to teach the intro to documentary class in the film
>studies dept here at UCB next semester. Really excited about it (65
>students! yow!) Thought it might be fun to share the syllabus with you
>(still a work in progress). I'd be very interested in hearing your
>and/or suggestions. I need all the counsel and advice I can get.
>Gary Handman
>Media Resources Center
>Moffitt Library
>UC Berkeley
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