The Trailer Project with Alexander Miller #41: Orson Welles’ F for Fake (1973)
What do you get when you combine a reclusive billionaire, infamous art forger, duplicitous novelist and a maverick filmmaker whose own career is the stuff of legend? You get an 88-minute slice of filmic magic known as F for Fake. You also get this, a bizarre short film/promotional trailer for said film.
The Trailer Project is devoted to the moving image, the trailers that promote the movies we all know and love and some other random movies that you might not know or care about. Here we also like to feature essay shorts, and music inspired videos using varied film footage. This week’s movie is Orson Welles’ F for Fake.
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