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DVD000950

F For Fake

Welles, Orson. France, Iran, Germany [West]. 1972.

Title:
F For Fake
Director:
Welles, Orson
Production Co:
Films de l’Astrophore; SACI (Teheran); Janus Film und Fernsehen (Frankfurt)
Country:
France, Iran, Germany [West]
Year:
1972
Publisher:
Criterion Collection
Description:
1 videodisc of 1.   DVD - Region 1.   viewing copy.
Feature.   88m.   color.   sound - monaural.   widescreen
Language:
English. Closed-captioned.
Closed Captioned
Genre:
Documentary
Notes:
Two discs. A free-form documentary that gleefully engages the central preoccupation of Welles’s career - the tenuous line between truth and illusion, art and lies. Supplemental material includes: audio commentary by star and co-writer Oja Kodar and director of photography Gary Graver; introduction by Peter Bogdanovich; extended 9 min. trailer; ORSON WELLES: ONE-MAN BAND (Vassili Silovic, 1995, 88 min.); ALMOST TRUE: THE NOBLE ART OF FORGERY (1997, 52 min.); 60 Minutes interview with Clifford Irving, from 2000, about his Howard Hughes autobiography hoax; 1972 Hughes press conference, exposing Irving’s hoax; essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum.
Status:
In