Tuesday
05
Feb
7.15pm
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Tue
05
Feb
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Tuesday, 05 February 2019 at 7.15pm
Feast for the Eyes
  • Documentary, Drama
  • 1973
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 89 mins.
 
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Orson Welles' free-form documentary about fakery focuses  on the notorious art forger Elmyr de Hory and Elmyr's biographer, Clifford Irving, who also wrote the celebrated fraudulent Howard Hughes autobiography, then touches on the reclusive Hughes and Welles' own career (which started with a faked resume and a phony Martian invasion). On the way, Welles plays a few tricks of his own on the audience. "F for fake" stands for the last movie Orson Welles really directed and, as for many artistic legacies it's the final demonstration of the genius of the artist.

Director:

 
Orson Welles

Screenplay:

 
Orson Welles Oja Kodar (uncredited)

Cast:

 
Orson Welles (narrator) Oja Kodar Joseph Cotton Laurence Harvey Elymyr de Hory Clifford Irving

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