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F for Fake (The Criterion Collection) - Region 1 DVD

F for Fake (The Criterion Collection)
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Description: D D T T To call Orson Welles's F For Fake a documentary would be somewhat deceitful, but deceit itself is very much the subject of this curious film essay. Welles ruminates on the nature of artistic fakery through two examples, that of infamous art forger Elmyr de Hory and the writer Clifford Irving, whose bogus autobiography of Howard Hughes set off a minor media flurry in the 1970s. Postmodernist that he is, Wells then proceeds to narrate and edit the film in such a perversely frenetic way as to blur the lines between what is real and what is deception, making for an often confusing but engaging work of art in itself. We ev ... (more)
Manufacturer: Criterion
Release date: 26 April 1972
Number of discs: 2
EAN: 9780780030022 UPC: 037429206928
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