Movie Analysis : Doug Block

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Doug Block is an independent filmmaker in New York City. He lives with his wife Marjorie A. Silver and has a daughter Lucy Block and stepson Joshua Silver. Doug Block is the son of Mike and Mina Block and grew up in Port Washington along with his two other sisters Ellen and Karen Block. Doug never attended film school instead he went to Cornell College and attended many of their “great exhibitions on film”; during his four years he attended these events constantly. He took jobs on movie sets and was able to lie to a producer saying he knew how to shoot. He was able to fake his way through because Block believes it was due to all thes movies he had seen and his jobs on set. Then in 1991, he directed his first documentary The Heck with Hollywood it’s about the marketing and distribution of an independent film. He has released four documentary featured films and one documentary short The Children Next Door. Apart form directing he has also produced several films and keeping his website up to date d-word.com, where documentaries go to discuss about their films or for advice.

In 2005, Block released the film 51 Birch Street. The featured film is about his parents Mike and Mina Block. While filming his mother Mina passed away. Then three months later Mike Block remarries to his old secretary Caroline or “Kitty” and was preparing to move to Florida with Kitty. While packing everything up Doug comes across his mother’s daily journal entries and discovers a lot about his…
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