…and Letterman gets a rating coup for upcoming Phoenix appearance, as Affleck comes clean to Cieply:
Virtually none of it was real. Not even the opening shots, supposedly of Mr. Phoenix and his siblings swimming in a water hole in Panama. That, Mr. Affleck said, was actually shot in Hawaii with actors, then run back and forth on top of an old videocassette recording of “Paris, Texas” to degrade the images.
Not even the opening shots! Hats off. Surely, though, the film plays better when you don’t know….sort of like CATFISH. I’m not implying that CATFISH is faux, I really don’t know…..and in some/many instances prefer it that way.