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F for Fake

Posted by martinteller on June 25, 2005

An incredibly original and rewarding study of charlatans of all stripes, while simultaneously laying bare the fakery of its own construction, and of filmmaking in general.  It’s also about art and authorship and experts.  This is a weird (and potentially pretentious) comment to make, but to me it felt a lot like jazz.  Variations on a theme, a dash of this and a burst of that, giving each “musician” (Elmyr, Irving, Hughes, Welles, Oja) a time to shine.  Plus it’s got a jazzy score, which enhances that sensation.  A playful and very fun film.  Rating: 9

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