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F for Fake ''This is a film about trickery...fraud...lies,'' intones host (and director) Orson Welles to begin F For Fake, his pretentious...F for FakeDocumentaryUnrated ''This is a film about trickery...fraud...lies,'' intones host (and director) Orson Welles to begin F For Fake, his pretentious...1995-08-04
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F for Fake

Genre: Documentary; Starring: Orson Welles; Director: Orson Welles; Author: Oja Palinkas, Orson Welles; MPAA Rating: Unrated

”This is a film about trickery…fraud…lies,” intones host (and director) Orson Welles to begin F For Fake, his pretentious rumination on the illusiveness of art. To support his thinking out loud, Welles documents the deeds of art forger Elmyr de Hory and fraudulent Howard Hughes ”biographer” Clifford Irving. Along the way, he indulges in his own cinematic trickery to prove how easy it is to get away with a lie. Sometimes all this is provocative; sometimes it’s just tedious. Never, however, does this rambling narrative pin down its point. Finally available on video, it’s a curio only a Welles completist could love. C

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