Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hello subscribers and others. It's David Hoffman, filmmaker. I'm about to show you a clip from a film I made back in 1967 that is just a classic, hilariously funny, amazingly insightful. I'm not complimenting myself here. I'm telling you about this movie. So what's the moment in time that I'm recording? I'm doing stories of New England for the United States Information Agency. My job is to find the stories that present America, and I'm coming through town stores. Connecticut the college town, staying the night and one of my relatives says to me, Hey, I got a friend is a filmmaker. Really? How old is he? 13. Can I film him? I call the kid up Kids is come by tomorrow morning. 9 a.m. I'm directing a major movie with 30 other students. I show up at 9 a.m. Honest Timmy Page 13 years old, and Timmy is shooting one of his movies. Major movies as you're about to see. And he's just brilliant on Hilarious and a bit Let me just say odd, and I'm going to tell you at the end of the movie what happened to this movie, which is amazing and what happened to Timmy Page. But think about this moment. I'm shooting from 9 a.m. toe, 1 p.m. A shooting ratio about 2 to 1. About half of what I shot is in the film. It's called a Day With Jimmy Page. It's 1967. It captures an amazing moment in time, although I didn't know it at that time. Take a look. See what you think and hang on for the end. I'll tell you what happened to this movie. Hello. This is Ken Page in the Pidge basement. A 14 more brick road stores, Connecticut. Uh, I became a movie producer for one of my good friends. Came camera on. I started to film an adventure film. Well, we decided not to do an adventure to him. His was going to be 150 feet. Anyway, we decided from a 25 foot film called a Little Fatty with Comedy. Uh, I got a pie in my face twice. Michael. Play on a good friend. Well, you will see in a few movies in a minute. I got a spine of faces. Well, he took this down to the store. We developed it and we were thrilled about about what happened. Then it came back from the film shop Black. You may see parts of a lot of fight, but I only is linear tonight. That's very good. Tell me what we feel this after you described to me the story you had in mind, but we didn't really understand. We did a film called The File of a Nation. The story of Children who have taken over the world in this damn does The surgeons are gonna pop obeah taken from Molly part and go. Maybe America on, uh, America was losing. I was the by Bettie Page was sister Beloved. Rick Page was the younger brother. We were a family. And we are, in truth, a family. Okay, Now, for the hard stuff of the younger brother. Be talking, you know? Okay, We'll be right. Okay. Okay. I'll get my already. Yeah, okay. That was good. I never really used a script. I prefer to have a rough at one. And then just improvising like a I'm known to say gang, Anyone have an idea for a scene? I never really use scripts I sometimes well used I use sometimes have written a script, and I feel that it's a waste of tape because sometimes I've got just enough to kill the guy off. Then I find out I got about 10 more feet laugh. So we usually end up coming characteristics ever enduring things that they did laughing in the picture. Whoa! Okay, game. You'll be clearing cool. Like you get ready. Yeah. You're looking in your eyes. Can you get? And you always start your own bill in the end, What you make you later the immigrant. I did not start my little better start. And my little brother starting another film Lakers in which I was screaming lunatic in our first might start on the 1st 1 my little brother starting the next world require Bettie Page was a star and the fears of people backers I gotta start in the widow's be, Of course, on that. Okay. You saw as the lady kept jumping up and down and knocking kids over fences, starting with your idea. All right. Doing Bruce of a nation intolerance. The 19 or three version of a great train robbery. I love Chaplin and the girl Russia found hilarious. Uh, I like eating a lot. And I like a ride on that is in particular. I like neighbor movement. In other words, I just stopped. I just like I have a silent screen stars. I feel that they're almost perfected. A finer, uh, universal language from sound. Slowly, it'll be very He's not in the film. Little way. It means nothing. Wake, You know, he goes on. Okay, get back there. Wait. Okay. Again. Get back here. Ah, don't Don't. My camera. Okay, you go like this and then that yodel can I go and you're going to get a close up? You know you're action camera. Well, you know, stupid. No clothes. I'm talking excitedly the right time of it. Hold on. Right. I have a lot of fun because I think of techniques. I like every taking my fist. I thought they would be great out a thrill. So it may be a fist that the camera would be good. And so I saw so quick. Let's have some fun. You're going to put your fish at the camera hard, you know? And it ended up something like this. I can't on the campus. Oh, ship that Mike Flynn would stop heaving backwards. No, this could be seen. That created a perfect illusion. And the immigrant has without him a gun. We wouldn't have been the fascination Depression by Grand Williams. The best way. Sure, you just jump. Just create a delusion. Wait. Camera, I guess. Coming, Cody. Know your director? You really yellow. Now, why is it that they take all? Why do you suppose they help you out so much? Their ham? That's Mama. Let me go to waste. I know for a fact that but I got a school. I speak about movies often as I'm not on the films. I make that the drums I collect and, uh, these people decide they they come out to me. Even my standard means they come up and say, Hey, can I be in mother? In your movies? I say, Job. I have a screen test sometime. We don't have a screen test, but it gets off my back. Meanwhile, the ones that I do admit I admit it. And I'm not sure by because I was wearing my early days when I had 10 people that got over sturdy and a lot of eight like, Yes, I've got first seconds and 3rd 1st I feel good. I'm great at Intel. And these are Cameron and Meadow City. Back in with Paige. Me, my three c. I believe I have another 80 Sandberg. Now what about them? Makes them better, is there? I mean, since the silent films, it isn't their voice. It must have something with the movement. Uh, I used to, like Gave me a lot. You don't like this way now. Held in camera. Of course. You're on when you fall. Don't wait. Okay, wait. Action. Mary? No, General in the hole. Yeah, but he is our man. He wants. Like you're at the end of this sign. Joel. Right. Reappear in the dreams. Bike, camera knocking Paul when Mike comes in and shake so morning. Okay, go. Right now. You hear something? Put your hand up to your here. Okay, you girl. Hi. I'm time. Okay. Now way might do. Get the girls running. I think if I go like this, remember? Okay, girls, run that direction. Did lyrics. Okay. Hi. Got up before you change after our first, um, that we tried a fearsome Peter lacquers. We decided to use the close up. Uh, we made fire advances in technique not a story building or anything else while filming in a way that in this bill, because we use close ups for the scene where, uh oh, no one used clothes. What gave you the idea? Why you? Well, they're almost vital for this because in this church, in singers there we had to get him saying, you know, and then we have to get the actors faces who are getting married, you know, overcrowd time 1958. Well, we opened it just like some simple I'm Mary man. That's she singers that Oh, okay. She gets she gets both. I hear she comes and guess what you started. Well, you couldn't get it today. Well, about nine months. I'm pretty wrong, Baby had a loose Oh, here's a nice happy family. My plan is just a bump on the road Might come back again And this time he's got loose things in line He steals the baby Go see the baby Now, for some reason, everyone saying goes, This is a round so well, my decides to finish off the baby. Rick delivers Service's That's a film before we show this next film I would like to explain that we film subtitles in green Uh, this is a stupid back, but she wouldn't let me borrow her black magic marker way hotels and green. They turned out poorly. This is one of our grooms. Absolutely, positively needs a script. Thank you. This next film, a Meriel was our best up to this prize over body of his friend Booth. Suicide point Blue Sugar. Thank you, Daniel. She ever wants to get away. This is Rick. Page is best performed. No drills. I want a future. So I go see marigold and not be bothered by what he tries to bring. But he just you think he is arriving in America? There's a wrong No, please. It's so never was highlighted before. Get out of here. That Rick and Mike will be our number one champion point. Now, here's our first Stepney. No way. No. How about a nail stuck into me while he now he feels that he is now back to the press. Good. Why sees Angels Betty knocked. He had to catch it. Everyone get a little sugar hat on the floor. Castillo Matrix. Michael Jeter. 1st 19 What about violence? in your films, Meilin? Yes. And killing. You have a lot of it, right? Do you feel this helps? I don't feel it. Helps it. What? I need more to be, I think a comedian, then a tragedy Because, well, comedy, You have to have a gag and everything has to be percent. But you can sort of, uh, what lose? Because you don't have to have gags. I needed to run out one. And then just what about the recent will make? Have you heard of Fellini? Yes. Uh, I I my mom. Let me go see any of this. A day with Jimmy Page. The film won 30 blue ribbon film festivals. It opened the New York Film Festival opening night.