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.
Donald Richie Uncovers the Traces of a Lost Japan
In collaboration with director Lucille Carra, the renowned writer brought his impressionistic travelogue The Inland Sea—an unusual choice for a film adaptation—to the big screen.
A Palette That Sizzles On-Screen
Filmmaker Darnell Martin and writer Nelson George discuss how vividly Do the Right Thing captures the heat of a Brooklyn summer and the diverse skin tones of its cast of color.
A Genius of French Cinema Delivers a Career-Defining Performance
Raimu is at his subtle best in one of the most moving scenes in The Baker’s Wife, a moment in which the actor channels the collective despair of France’s working class.