F For Fake

  • 1974
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Documentary

Part essay, part apologia, part prank, Orson Welles's F FOR FAKE, one of the most inventive and invigorating nonfiction features ever made, is about the artist as con man and the con man as artist. Welles's two primary fonts of inspiration were the muse of melancholy and the muse of mischief, and in F FOR FAKE he invoked the latter muse more zestfully than...read more

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F For Fake (1973)
Ben Mankiewicz introduces F For Fake, 1973.
(Movie Clip) Introducing Oja Kodar
Prurient and fascinating, music by Michel Legrand, Orson Welles and his cameras committing mischief in Paris, entirely a digression from the broader s (more…)
(Movie Clip) A Film About Trickery
Orson Welles directs and performs his opening, the film begun with French documentarian Francois Reichenbach for the BBC, and the briefest introductio (more…)
(Movie Clip) Two Ibizas
Still many revelations short of his central topic, director, writer and performer Orson Welles zeroes in on the Spanish island of Ibiza, beginning to (more…)

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Orson Wells directed this essay film that focuses on trickery and swindling and showcases a number of high-profile forgeries in both the art and literary worlds.

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  • Released: 1974
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Part essay, part apologia, part prank, Orson Welles's F FOR FAKE, one of the most inventive and invigorating nonfiction features ever made, is about the artist as con man and the con man as artist. Welles's two primary fonts of inspiration were the muse of… (more)

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