Wednesday, April 25, 2007

O for Orson

Loved The Hoax, especially the performances of Richard Gere and Alfred Molina. But since the film is based on forger Clifford Irving's own writings, how much can we believe? According to this article, Orson Welles was working on F for Fake at the time of the events portrayed in The Hoax. Welles' film uses Irving and art forger Elmyr de Hory as vehicles to explore the relationship between art and artistic authorship.....wouldn't it have been interesting to see someone play Welles in The Hoax? How did Welles' presence influence Irving's behavior? (Blog Critics)

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