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Orson Welles's F for fake

Author: Orson WellesPeter BogdanovichOja KodarElmyr de HoryClifford IrvingAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion collection, [2005]
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 288.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Special edView 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
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Orson Welles; Peter Bogdanovich; Oja Kodar; Elmyr de Hory; Clifford Irving; Edith Irving; François Reichenbach; Gary Graver; Films de l'Astrophore.; 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 in 1976.
Special features: Disc 1. Audio commentary by Ojar 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: Director of photography, Gary Graver ; editor, Marie-Sophie Dubus with Dominique Engerer ; music, Michel Legrand.
Cast: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, Elmyr de Hory, Clifford Irving, Edith Irving, François Reichenbach, Gary Graver.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] p. ; col. ill. ; 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 Ojar Kodar and Gary Graver; introduction by 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 (DVD videodiscs), 288.
Other Titles: F for fake
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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