Citizen Kane was the first movie directed by Orson Welles and stands as one of the best movies ever made. Based on the life of media tycoon William Randolph-Hearst, Citizen Kane tells the story of a media Emperor and his life, but what changed movie story was its script, its filming and the whole movie as a piece of narrative art.
In this Orson Welles documentary, the legendary filmmaker gleefully engages the central preoccupation of his career-the tenuous line between truth and illusion, art and lies. Beginning with portraits of world-renowned art forger Elmyr de Hory and his equally devious biographer, Clifford Irving, Welles goes on a dizzying cinematic journey that simultaneously exposes and revels in fakery and fakers of all stripes-not the least of which is Welles himself. Charming and poignant, F for Fake is an inspired prank and a searching examination of the essential duplicity of cinema.
Chimes at Midnight was the culmination of Welles' lifelong obsession with Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff. Falstaff the loyal, often soused friend of King Henry IV 's wayward son Prince Hal here becomes the focus: a robustly funny and ultimately tragic screen anti-hero played by Welles with looming, lumbering grace.
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