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William Lafferty <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 11 Jan 2002 13:15:51 -0500
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On Fri, 11 Jan 2002, Sarah L. Higley wrote:

> Does anyone know a film (I don't have the director's name) called _No
> Lies_? From what I can gather, it's an artfilm shot like a documentary
> and all about a woman who is being stalked. Like The Blair Witch Project,
> you find out at the end that the whole thing has been fabricated, and
> there is a reference to it in Steve Mohn's NYReview on the BWP.

        I might quibble with your (or is it Mohn's?) description of the
film, but this is Mitchell Block's 1972 meditation on cinema verite's
"reality as convention," although vastly overshadowed, I think, by Jim
McBride's earlier *David Holzman's Diary* in this regard. The title is
all lower case, *no lies.* It is available from Direct Cinema in VHS and
16-mm; go to the website at

        There are quite a few reviews listed in *Flim Literature Index*
from 1974 onward.

                         William Lafferty, PhD
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