Fan-Made Three Reasons Video Highlights Orson Welles’ F For Fake

While we’re all awaiting the possibility that Orson Welles’ lost film, The Other Side Of The Wind, may finally be assembled and released, I present to you the latest fan creation in our call for fan-made Three Reasons videos. Our friend Evan e-mailed us yesterday, to share this video he made, in celebration of Welles last completed film, F For Fake.

Check it out:

Three Reasons: F For Fake from Evan Mather on Vimeo.

F For Fake is an incredible film, and if you enjoyed films like Catfish and Exit Through The Gift Shop this year, you are going to love this “documentary” from Orson Welles. If you’re not familiar with it, here is the description from Criterion:

Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In Orson Welles’s free-form documentary F for Fake, the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) 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 embarks on a dizzying cinematic journey that simultaneously exposes and revels in fakery and fakers of all stripes’”not the least of whom is Welles himself. Charming and inventive, F for Fake is an inspired prank and a searching examination of the essential duplicity of cinema.

A few months back, we invited our friend Jett Loe from the Film Talk, to talk about the film on the podcast, and had a blast with him.

After watching this video from Evan, it got me really excited about re-watching the film, and thinking about the potential of a Blu-ray release. What do you think of this latest fan created Three Reasons video? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Disc Features


  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
    Audio commentary by star and co-writer Oja Kodar and director of photography Gary Graver
  • Introduction by director Peter Bogdanovich
  • Orson Welles: One-Man Band, an 88-minute documentary from 1995 about Welles’s unfinished projects
  • Almost True: The Noble Art of Forgery, a 52-minute documentary from 1997 about art forger Elmyr de Hory
  • A 2000 60 Minutes interview with Clifford Irving about his Howard Hughes autobiography hoax
  • A 1972 Hughes press conference exposing Irving’s hoax
  • Extended nine-minute trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Plus: A new essay by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum
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