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Forgotten Silver
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(1995)

This dryly funny mockumentary about the lost work of a pioneering New Zealand film genius is probably one of the best examples of the faux-documentary genre. In fact, it was so successful that when it originally aired on New Zealand television, hundreds of viewers bought the premise hook, line, and sinker. If you didn't know any better yourself, it's entirely possible you might be duped into believing the extremely tall tale of one Colin MacKenzie, an ambitious filmmaker who made the world's first talking movie (years before The Jazz Singer), invented color film, and created a huge biblical epic that would put Cecil B. DeMille and D.W. Griffith to shame. Filmmaker Peter Jackson (Heavenly Creatures) shrewdly inserts himself into the film via his documentation of the "discovery" of McKenzie's lost epic, which for years was preserved in a garden shed.

Runtime:
0:53
Released:
October 28, 1995

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8mn8c1w1wuehmxdvdqhp5bdfmh Peter Jackson Himself
Johnny Morris Himself
Costa Botes Himself
K4ucnh7n0r5cejq30gal6qcff9g Harvey Weinstein Himself
Leonard Maltin Himself
Nnf0nrpnscoybl1qfw1e4qgdt3c Sam Neill Himself
8bfvsampx0sjyqelyctjktf0vk6 Sarah McLeod May Belle

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Costa Botes Director

Peter Jackson Director