Saturday, April 14, 2007

The Hoax

The story of Clifford Irving's fabrication of a Howard Hughes autobiography in the early 70s, makes for interesting film in The Hoax. Irving is a desperate author, who thinks writing about Hughes is the perfect project, because the recluse would never appear to defend himself. As the pressure of legitimizing the story intensifies, watching Irving decline and become delusional, is fascinating. He actually seems to start believing himself. Irving manipulates his wife, best friend and publisher. This is a wonderful performance from Richard Gere as Irving.


2 Dollar Productions said...

This one is supposed to be very good, especially Richard Gere, and I want to see it.

I read something about how he really cut back his hairline and got a perm for the gig - now that's a sacrifice.

Linda said...

Gere does a good job on this one, well worth seeing.