The Resource An honest liar : James "the amazing" Randi, Left Turn Films and Pure Mutt Productions in association with BBC Storyville and Part2 Filmworks presents ; produced by Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein ; written by Justin Weinstein, Greg O'Toole, Tyler Measom ; directed by Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom, (videorecording)

An honest liar : James "the amazing" Randi, Left Turn Films and Pure Mutt Productions in association with BBC Storyville and Part2 Filmworks presents ; produced by Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein ; written by Justin Weinstein, Greg O'Toole, Tyler Measom ; directed by Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom, (videorecording)

Label
An honest liar : James "the amazing" Randi
Title
An honest liar
Title remainder
James "the amazing" Randi
Statement of responsibility
Left Turn Films and Pure Mutt Productions in association with BBC Storyville and Part2 Filmworks presents ; produced by Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein ; written by Justin Weinstein, Greg O'Toole, Tyler Measom ; directed by Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom
Title variation
  • Truth and deception in the life of James "The Amazing" Randi
  • James "the amazing" Randi
Contributor
Composer
Editor
Film director
Performer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • gre
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • fre
  • ger
  • dut
  • por
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
An Honest Liar tells the story of the world-famous magician, escape artist and enemy of deception, James 'The Amazing' Randi. He devised intricate investigations exposing the 'miracles' of psychics, faith healers and con-artists. A master deceiver who came out of the the closet [at] 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi's personal life is discovered, it isn't clear whether Randi is still the deceiver--or the deceived
Awards note
World Premiere: New York Times Critics Pick ; Tribeca Film Festival ; Winner: AFI DOCS, 2014, Best Documentary ; Winner: Napa Valley Film Festival, 2014, Best Documentary ; Winner: Key West Film Festival, 2014, Best Documentary ; Winner: Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, 2014, Best Documentary ; Winner: Newport Beach Film Festival, 2014, Best Documentary ; Top Ten Audience Favorites: HotDocs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2014
Cataloging source
lbi
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editor, Greg O'Toole ; music by Joel Goodman ; cinematography by Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein
Dewey number
793.8092
Intended audience
E
Language note
  • In English with selectable subtitles: English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Greek
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
With James Randi, Penn Gillette, Teller, Prof. Ray Hyman, Prof. Richard Wiseman, Michael Shermer, Adam Savage, Banachek, Jamy Ian Swiss, Alice Cooper, Alec Jason, Bill Nye, Michael Edwards, Uri Geller
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Goodman, Joel
  • Measom, Tyler
  • O'Toole, Greg
  • Randi, James
  • Weinstein, Justin
  • BBC Storyville (Firm)
  • Left Turn Films
  • Part2 Filmworks
  • Pure Mutt Productions
Runtime
93
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Randi, James
  • Deception
  • Escape artists
  • Gay men
  • Hoaxes
  • Magicians
  • Parapsychology
  • Psychics
  • Swindlers and swindling
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
An honest liar : James "the amazing" Randi, Left Turn Films and Pure Mutt Productions in association with BBC Storyville and Part2 Filmworks presents ; produced by Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein ; written by Justin Weinstein, Greg O'Toole, Tyler Measom ; directed by Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Bonus features: deleted scenes ; director's commentary ; James Randi commentary
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (93 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
765857244310
Other physical details
sound, black and white, colour
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • av00282488
  • 847107
System details
DVD ; Stereo ; 5.1 Surround
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
An honest liar : James "the amazing" Randi, Left Turn Films and Pure Mutt Productions in association with BBC Storyville and Part2 Filmworks presents ; produced by Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein ; written by Justin Weinstein, Greg O'Toole, Tyler Measom ; directed by Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom, (videorecording)
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Bonus features: deleted scenes ; director's commentary ; James Randi commentary
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (93 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
765857244310
Other physical details
sound, black and white, colour
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • av00282488
  • 847107
System details
DVD ; Stereo ; 5.1 Surround
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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