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F for Fake

Welles, Orson

The Criterion Collection, 2014

BluRay - Zone A.   viewing copy.   1 videodisc of 1.
color.   1.66:1.   sound - monaural.  
Director Welles 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 exposes and revels in fakery and fakers of all stripes - including himself. Supplemental materials include: audio commentary by Oja Kodar and Gary Graver; 2005 intro by Peter Bogdanovich; talk show episode TOMORROW (1975) with Welles’ interview; documentary ORSON WELLES: ONE-MAN BAND (Vasilli Silovic, 1995, 88 minutes) ALMOST TRUE:THE NOBLE ART OF FORGERY (1995, 55 minutes); 2000 interview with Clifford Irving from tv episode 60 Minutes; audio recording of Howard Hughes 1972 press conference; extended trailer; essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum.


+ Orson Welles: The One-Man Band

+ F for Fake