Martin Teller's Movie Reviews

I watch movies, I write some crap

  • Recent Posts

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Meta

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


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: