Thursday, October 28, 2010

F For Fun

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F for Fake is the last major film completed by Orson Welles, who directed, co-wrote, and starred in the film. Initially released in 1974, it focuses on Elmyr de Hory's recounting of his career as a professional art forger; de Hory's story serves as the backdrop for a fast-paced, meandering investigation of the natures of authorship and authenticity, as well as the basis of the value of art. Loosely a documentary, the film operates in several different genres and has been described as a kind of film essay. I watched this Tuesday afternoon, it was a private film screening announced to compliment the course module: Introducing Cultural Studies. The film wasn't the greatest, I enjoyed the quote about the power of art and the nature of authorship and I'm going to use it for reference and write about free citizens and cultural dupes for the essay attached to the module. For the last few days my partner has had her sister and friend staying, being guests they have occupied the bedroom. As I have been staying there on a regular basis, I was relegated to the sofa for the first night but yesterday as a change we decided to stay at Sugarwell Court. Admittedly this was the first time I had stayed there for some time and arriving in the early hours of the morning we weren't exactly quiet. I discovered later that I had lost the notepad I have used since starting my degree, I wasn't the happiest but thankfully I awoke to an email from my tutor that the notepad was in her safe hands. After a busy week, tonight there appears to be decent interest in attending Teknicolor and then we're heading to Newcastle for the reunion!!
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