F for Fake

F for Fake

I think maybe we – collectively, as a species – need to come to terms with the idea that Orson Welles was the best person ever.

He speaks with import but without arrogance. He's brilliant, he KNOWS he's brilliant, but he behaves as though you're on the same page. He gives you that credit, and not to embarrass you. He's the antithesis of pretension. "I began at the top, and I've been working my way down ever since," he says in this, his final film. That's still a mighty high bar.

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