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Orson Welles's F for fake

Author: Orson WellesOja KodarFrançois ReichenbachPeter BogdanovichElmyr de HoryAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2005] ©2005
Series: Criterion collection, 288.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Experimental films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Foreign films
Motion pictures
Named Person: Elmyr de Hory; Clifford Irving
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Orson Welles; Oja Kodar; François Reichenbach; Peter Bogdanovich; Elmyr de Hory; Clifford Irving; Edith Irving; Laurence Harvey; Michel Legrand; Marie-Sophie Dubus; Dominique Engerer; Christian Odasso; Gary Graver; Films du Prisme (Firm),; Films de l'Astrophore,; Janus Films,; Criterion Collection (Firm),
ISBN: 0780030028 9780780030022
OCLC Number: 59109967
Language Note: Closed-captioned with English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Title from container.
Originally released as a documentary film in 1972.
Special features: Disc 1. Audio commentary by Oja Kodar and Gary Graver; introduction by Peter Bogdanovich; extended 9-minute trailer; Disc 2. Orson Welles: One-Man Band (1995), an 88 minute documentary about Welles's unfinished projects; Almost True: The Noble Art of Forgery (1997), a 52-minute documentary about art forger Elmyr de Hory; a 60 Minutes interview with Clifford Irving, from 2000, about his Howard Hughes autobiography hoax; a 1972 Hughes press conference exposing Irving's hoax; plus: a new essay by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum.
Credits: Original music, Michel Legrand ; editing, Marie-Sophie Dubus with Dominique Engerer ; photography (France and Ibiza), Christian Odasso ; photography (U.S.A. and Toussaint), Gary Graver.
Cast: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, Elmyr de Hory, Clifford Irving, Edith Irving, François Reichenbach, Laurence Harvey, Gary Graver.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] pages ; color illustrations ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD, region 1, enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs, Dolby Digital mono., dual layer.
Contents: Disc 1: The film: audio commentary by star and co-writer Oja Kodar and director of photography Gary Graver; introduction by director Peter Bogdanovich; extended 9-minute trailer. --
Disc 2: The supplements: Orson Welles: One-Man Band (1995), an 88-minute documentary about Welles's unfinished projects; Almost True: The Noble Art of Forgery (1997), a 52-minute documentary about art forger Elmyr de Hory; a 60 Minutes interview with Clifford Irving, from 2000, about his Howard Hughes autobiography hoax; a 1972 Hughes press conference exposing Irving's hoax; plus: a new essay by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 288.
Other Titles: F for fake (Motion picture)
F for fake
About fakes
Responsibility: Les Films de L'Astrophore ; written by Orson Welles and Oja Kodar ; directed by Orson Welles.

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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.

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