Forgotten Silver

1996, Movie, NR, 52 mins

Forgotten Silver
An extended in-joke, this 1995 mockumentary purports to examine the brilliant career of New Zealand filmmaker Colin MacKenzie who, toiling in utter obscurity Down Under, single-handedly beat the acknowledged pioneers to such cinematic landmarks as the tracking shot, the close-up, color photography, the portable motion-picture camera, synchronized sound and feature-length filmmaking. Narrated by Kiwi filmmaker Peter Jackson (who codirected with compatriot Costa Botes), the film explores the Job-like run of bad luck that dogged MacKenzie's career from the time he was just a farm lad making his own film from flax leaves and egg whites: His first sound feature, an acti...
Released: 1996 Rated: NR Length: 52 mins

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