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F for Fake (1973)
"Vérités et mensonges" (original title)

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Orson Welles' free-form documentary about fakery focusses on the notorious art forger Elmyr de Hory and Elmyr's biographer, Clifford Irving, who also wrote the celebrated fraudulent Howard Hughes autobiography, then touches on the reclusive Hughes and Welles' own career (which started with a faked resume and a phony Martian invasion). On the way, Welles plays a few tricks of his own on the audience. Written by Anonymous

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Welles filmed a trailer that lasted for nine minutes and featured several shots of a topless Oja Kodar. The trailer was rejected by the US distributors. See more »

Goofs

The word "practitioners" is misspelled "practioners" in the opening credits. See more »

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Orson Welles: I did promise that for one hour, I'd tell you only the truth. That hour, ladies and gentlemen, is over. For the past seventeen minutes, I've been lying my head off.
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Thoroughly "Modern" Art
4 March 1999 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

F FOR FAKE is arguably Orson Welles's greatest film work. Just as CITIZEN KANE was exemplary of Baroque art, F FOR FAKE is the celluloid version of a Picasso painting.

And in the Modern world where truth is relative, and art is subjective, Welles forces us to ask -- "When the authority says fake is real, what is real and what is fake?"

This film works on many, many levels. Pure, unadulterated genius.


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