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F for Fake

Spine #288



Release:
Oct 21, 2014
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.66:1 Widescreen
  • English PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

F for Fake

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Directed By: Orson Welles
Starring: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, Elmyr de Hory, Clifford Irving
Licensor: Les Films de L'Astrophone

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Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In F for Fake, a free-form sort-of documentary by Orson Welles, the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully reengages with the central preoccupation of his career: the tenuous lines between illusion and truth, art and lies. Beginning with portraits of the world- renowned art forger Elmyr de Hory and his equally devious biographer, Clifford Irving, Welles embarks on a dizzying journey that simultaneously exposes and revels in fakery and fakers of all stripes-not the least of whom is Welles himself. Charming and inventive, F for Fake is an inspired prank and a clever examination of the essential duplicity of cinema.

Supplements
  • Audio commentary from 2005 by cowriter and star Oja Kodar and director of photography Gary Graver
  • Introduction from 2005 by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich
  • Episode of the talk show Tomorrow from 1975 featuring an extensive interview with Welles
  • Orson Welles: One-Man Band, a documentary from 1995 about Welles's unfinished projects
  • Almost True: The Noble Art of Forgery, a fifty-two-minute documentary from 1997 about art forger Elmyr de Hory
  • 60 Minutes interview from 2000 with Clifford Irving about his Howard Hughes autobiography hoax
  • Audio recording of Hughes's 1972 press conference exposing Irving's hoax
  • Extended, nine-minute trailer

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