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F for Fake

3 Ratings: 4.0
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Synopsis 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, … see full wiki

Director: Orson Welles
Genre: Documentary
Release Date: September 1, 1974
MPAA Rating: Unrated
2 reviews about F for Fake
review by . August 26, 2010
With a great creative genius like Welles, how can one tell when he is lying?
Orson Welles’ 1973 docu-drama “F For Fake” is the last major film completed by Orson Welles, who directed, co-wrote, and starred in the film. Initially released in 1974, it focuses on Elmyr de Hory's recounting of his career as a professional art forger; de Hory's story serves as the backdrop for a fast-paced, meandering investigation of the natures of authorship and authenticity, as well as the basis of the value of art. Loosely a documentary, the film operates in several …
review by . January 29, 2010
   "F for Fake," the last film Orson Welles saw to completion, is nothing if not complicated.  Like the man himself, this film wanders and ambles, drifts, is occasionally brilliant and often frustrating, but never anything less than entertaining.  The main premise of the film is a question, a question that Welles spends the entirety of the screen time trying to answer: What is truth? and more specifically How does truth relate to art?      …
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