In this excerpt from a 2005 Criterion interview, filmmaker and writer Peter Bogdanovich offers a lucid introduction to Orson Welles’s cryptic F for Fake, the delightful sort-of documentary that takes as its subjects art forger Elmyr de Hory, Howard Hughes’s hoax biographer Clifford Irving, and the slipperiness of filmic truth.
Why Swing Time Is the Greatest of All Dance Films
In this excerpt from an interview on our new edition of the Astaire-Rogers classic, dance critic Brian Seibert explains how beautifully and cleverly the film integrates dance into the structure of a romantic-comedy plot.
A Moody Meditation from the Set of Blue Velvet
In a rarely seen documentary about David Lynch’s 1986 masterpiece, the director and his star, Isabella Rossellini, give their candid impressions about the creative journey they’ve embarked on together.