Forgotten Silver
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Originally presented to an unsuspecting New Zealand public as the real deal, Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson's masterful mocumentary initially proved so convincing that unsuspecting viewers bought it hook, line, and sinker. A remarkably detailed look at the life of early filmmaker Colin McKenzie (Thomas Robins), the film traces the life of the young innovator as he makes incredible advances in the realm of cinema years before they are generally though to have occurred. From McKenzie's creation of the first "talkie" in 1908 (the first true sound feature is generally… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The sly joke of Forgotten Silver really registers."
‑ Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic
"Clever mockumentary."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Jackson is a gleefully, deliciously deranged filmmaker."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"a funny mockumentary of a legend that never was"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"An uncanny deadpan take on the typical PBS or A&E biography."
‑ Shlomo Schwartzberg, Boxoffice Magazine
"Quite aside from being perhaps the most elaborate prank in Jackson's career to date (or since), Forgotten Silver is a brilliant piece of moviemaking."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"It will surely be as elusive to find in the video stores as any of the fake late genius' work, but if you can see it, do see it."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
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