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F For Fake (1976)

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Commentary 1: Co-screenwriter/actor Oja Kodar and director of photography Gary Graver Rating:7.6/10 (9 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on February 28th, 2006:Find all reviews by pat00139
Mr. Graver only shot the US and Toussaint sequences, not the ones in Italy. Needless to say, these two arenít together. Given the two people worked on the movie, you get plenty of anecdotes and stories about Orson Welles. These are quite interesting. Mr. Graver talks about the more technical aspects, like editing and how they shot some of the sequences. In the shots with the editing machine, they just ran the film through the flatbed and shot the flatbed. Simple enough. Mrs. Kodar ponders on the meaning of art, whether fakes are still art or not, and discusses her involvement in the movie. They both talk about how they met Mr. Welles and how they traveled with him, making all those movies that were never finished. Mr. Graver just called Mr. Welles up and said ĎI want to work for youí, and a few hours later he was hired. This is actually more enlightening about Mr. Welles than it is about the movie, but thatís not much of a problem. Itís quite nice.
Reviewed by Buldrebisk on January 28th, 2009:Find all reviews by Buldrebisk
This was pretty interesting. More so than the movie, or better than the movie I should say. Oja is very fascinating to listen to as she has a very intimate knowledge of Orson. They both talk about how Orson was and his style of filmmaking, pretty much confirming what I thought about him from before, but it is still interesting to listen to. 7/10