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F for Fake (1973) (Vérités et Mensonges) (1975)

F for Fake (1973)
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William Alland William Alland
Special Participant
Don Ameche Don Ameche
Himself
Gary Graver Gary Graver
Special Participant
Peter Bogdanovich Peter Bogdanovich
Special Participant
Joseph Cotten Joseph Cotten
Himself - Special Participant
Howard Hughes Howard Hughes
Himself
Paul Stewart Paul Stewart
Himself - Special Participant


Written by
Oja Kodar Oja Kodar
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Orson Welles Orson Welles
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A good movie

5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 8 11:18
Somehow, I have actually seen this flick in the movie theater (of course, not when it was released because I wasn’t even born). Anyway, at the time, I had no idea what to expect from this flick but since I was a huge fan of Orson Welles, I was really eager to check it out. Honestly, I have always been surprised by the fact that this movie is often considered as a ‘documentary’. I mean, sure,... read more
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Description: The final directorial project the legendary Orson Welles completed during his lifetime, F for Fake is less a documentary than an example of cinematic free association on the topic of trickery. Much of the film is in fact drawn from other sources, most notably an unfinished documentary by Francois Reichenbach on the notorious Elmyr de Hory, whose extremely skillful forgeries of famous paintings caused scandals among art collectors and experts. In an additional bit of irony, de Hory's interviewer is author Clifford Irving, who became infamous due to a forgery of his own: a falsified autobiography of Howard Hughes. Welles openly re ... (more)
Release date: 12 March 1975
UPC: 037429206928
Tags: Documentary (11), 1970s (6), 1973 (5), Art (5), Orson Welles (3), Deception (3), (2), Utne (2), Spiritual Cinema (2), Mockumentary (2), Joseph Cotten (2), Forgery (2), American (2), 70s (2), Avi (2), SnP (2), Usa (2), Essay Film (2), West Germany (1), Iran (1)
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