Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In this free-form documentary, the legendary filmmaker gleefully engages the central preoccupation of his career - the tenuous line between truth and illusion, art and lies. This edition includes many special features.
Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In Orson Welles's free-form documentary F for Fake, the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully engages the central preoccupation of his career - the tenuous line between truth and illusion, art and lies. Beginning with portraits of world-renowned art forger Elmyr de Hory and his equally devious biographer, Clifford Irving, Welles embarks on a dizzying cinematic journey that simultaneously exposes and revels in fakery and fakers of all stripes - not the least of which is Welles himself. Charming and inventive, F for Fake is an inspired examination of the essential duplicity of cinema.
ContentsIncluded on disc 1: Audio commentary by star and co-writer Oja Kodar and director of photography Gary Graver
Trailer. Supplements (disc 2): Orson Welles : one-man band (88 min.)
Almost true : the noble art of forgery (52 min.)
60 minutes interviews Clifford Irving (9 min.)
Howard Hughes press conference.
|Series||Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)|
Hory, Elmyr de.
Welles, Orson, -- 1915-1985.
Hughes, Howard, -- 1905-1976.
Picasso, Pablo, -- 1881-1973 -- Miscellanea.
Impostors and imposture.
Swindlers and swindling.
Literary forgeries and mystifications.
Forgery of manuscripts.
Art -- Forgeries.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [New York?] :Criterion Collection,2005
|Edition||Widescreen, special ed.|
|Other Titles|| Orson Welles's F for fake
? about fakes
[Quesion mark] about fakes
Question about fakes
Hory, Elmyr de.
Reichenbach, François, 1921-1993.
Legrand, Michel, 1932-2019
Films du Prisme (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Featuring Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, Emyl de Hory, Clifford Irving, François Reichenbach, Gary Graver.
Music, Michel Legrand.
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Title from menu screen.
At head of title: Orson Welles's.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1972.
DVD; widescreen presentation (1.66:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital mono.
2 videodiscs (89 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm)