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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

F for Fake (1973)

In Orson's own words, it's a "film about trickery," which is something that's explored in both the subject matter and through the medium via which it's presented. Part documentary, part biopic, and part essay on the nature of what's real and what's fake, the film twists perceptions while remaining wholly faithful to its own agenda, whatever that may be at any given time.
Its carefully constructed randomness is anything but. Hiding insight inside of hindsight, at times it's as frustrating as it is revealing, but about what exactly is open to debate. Ultimately, it's a work made and narrated by Orson, but might be more about him than anyone else featured in it, real or constructed.

4 authentic mixtures out of 5

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