tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2387205110382960815.post1407834835006393608..comments2011-10-23T18:59:58.239-07:00Comments on Is the Documentary Movie Catfish Fake?: 10 Reasons why the documentary movie CATFISH is Fa...Webhostnoreply@blogger.comBlogger19125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2387205110382960815.post-66675837830945813482011-10-23T18:54:33.515-07:002011-10-23T18:54:33.515-07:00what if there were no trailers? if i was told it ...what if there were no trailers? if i was told it was fake beforehand, i would have been disappointed, but i wasn&#39;t and i really enjoyed it. after searching for the songs playing over the credits, i found many people believing this doc to be fake. upon reflection, they could be absolutely right. many scenes beg an unanswerable question. but i didn&#39;t have my doubts until the 3rd viewing so i got my money&#39;s worth. also i&#39;m addicted to the song &#39;learning the lie&#39; by the hidden cameras. bravo to the person who added it to the film.kevin caseynoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2387205110382960815.post-76960877875168758452011-08-30T00:42:30.129-07:002011-08-30T00:42:30.129-07:00if its fake, how do you explain the handicapped bo...if its fake, how do you explain the handicapped boys? it says one died in the end, plus it would be just cruel to get them to be in a movie like that unless it was an actual docu.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2387205110382960815.post-55394931137578004152011-07-24T22:50:16.564-07:002011-07-24T22:50:16.564-07:00Everybody in the film seems pretty tech savvy, so ...Everybody in the film seems pretty tech savvy, so why didn&#39;t Nev and Megan ever communicate by video chat?<br /><br />Not that it matters. <br /><br />The film is more interesting if it is a fake.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2387205110382960815.post-76904873904998274092011-05-15T06:01:38.437-07:002011-05-15T06:01:38.437-07:00anyone that thinks this is still real can go f***k...anyone that thinks this is still real can go f***k yourselves, evolution forgot to supply you with any kind of working brain.ghrngthttp://www.fghtts.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2387205110382960815.post-4040695855028740522011-05-10T12:32:13.295-07:002011-05-10T12:32:13.295-07:00for all the people saying this is a fake - these a...for all the people saying this is a fake - these are filmmakers guys!!! And they never said they weren&#39;t. Theres even a scene where they are commissioned to shoot a big perfpormance - which they would HAVE to have great cameras to do. And just because postcard shows up means nothing - they could have edited this hour and a half out of hundreds of hours of other things that DONT turn up in the film.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2387205110382960815.post-89148014487126822812011-05-08T09:24:23.729-07:002011-05-08T09:24:23.729-07:00If it&#39;s fake, I applaud it even more!If it&#39;s fake, I applaud it even more!Kitty Oh!http://www.blogger.com/profile/17252369773594415889noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2387205110382960815.post-17611748031823164072011-05-04T01:14:33.394-07:002011-05-04T01:14:33.394-07:00I think you people are way to cynical for your own...I think you people are way to cynical for your own good, I&#39;m quite confident this movie is real. Just because they have touched up the sound and lighting in editing doesn&#39;t prove anything. I think the thing you really need to take into account is if it is fake then they have found a handfull of the best actors in the world. And from the buzz of this film they would have been cast in something else by now.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2387205110382960815.post-43383299411903728722011-02-11T16:17:01.212-08:002011-02-11T16:17:01.212-08:00What a clever piece of art! No film makers would &...What a clever piece of art! No film makers would &#39;dump on&#39; and expose a pathetic, fraudulent internet dreamer like Angela Wesselman in real life. It would be too cruel for words, especially the exposing of her sad family situation. I saw the movie with a friend and she believed every word, thinking it was a low-budget, fairly amateurish, but still interesting doco about the horrors of social networking. But I could tell in the first few frames that it was a fabrication, a brilliant and entertaining one at that. I loved it!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2387205110382960815.post-30877375388277254112011-01-30T20:11:09.008-08:002011-01-30T20:11:09.008-08:00I checked out the art website of Angela Wesselman....I checked out the art website of Angela Wesselman. She goes by the name of Angela Pierce (www.artbyapeirce.com) which seems legit enough as she &#39;never wanted fame&#39;. But why does her site come up when you google &quot;Angela Wesselman Art&quot;? There are only about 2 dozen prints available through the site and about 1/2 dozen originals - seems kind of small collection - and she is not doing any new commissions - that seems strange to me especially as she has gone to a lot of effort setting up the website (which is mentioned right at the end of the movie credits). She also goes to great lengths in a FAQ to explain why she doesn&#39;t respond to emails. She makes no reference to Catfish which also seems reasonable - but maybe a bit too reasonable? She does however make reference to another film &quot;U.P the movie&quot; - seems like a marketing ploy perhaps...<br /><br />Overall I think it is a fake - but a very good one!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2387205110382960815.post-70784025830935222782011-01-25T20:40:20.083-08:002011-01-25T20:40:20.083-08:00No way Vincent could make the profound Catfish sta...No way Vincent could make the profound Catfish statement.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2387205110382960815.post-60514345215230686412011-01-15T17:29:58.728-08:002011-01-15T17:29:58.728-08:00We don&#39;t really care if the movie is real or n...We don&#39;t really care if the movie is real or not. Typical PR trick. They&#39;re putting you on their field of discussions. I&#39;m pretty sure this website is owned by the dudes of the movie, anyway.<br /><br />Speaking of this movie, it&#39;s really excellent. Full of truth and emotions. 2 thumbs up.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2387205110382960815.post-86270229423052871782011-01-13T13:59:38.165-08:002011-01-13T13:59:38.165-08:00I agree that teh Postcard indicates its a fake. It...I agree that teh Postcard indicates its a fake.<br />Its a fake because of the Postcard.<br /><br />The mistake was to show us the postcard before he mailed it.<br />They invite comparison.<br />If you notice in the car at the farm when they open the mail box and comes back to car and shows postcard it has black lining over the top left, right and bottom left and right. It isn&#39;t post production thing. So why is it there?<br /><br />Also the card from Abby is clearly written by an adult. Show me the 8 yr old who writes like that.<br /><br />But its an enjoyable movie and it draws the audience in.<br /><br />The plot of course is reminiscent of the Armistead Maupins&#39; the Night listener&gt;Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2387205110382960815.post-73435869911536269992011-01-11T16:08:58.767-08:002011-01-11T16:08:58.767-08:00smells fishy to me.. who would make a &#39;movie&#...smells fishy to me.. who would make a &#39;movie&#39;/documentary about a little girl painting and then a girl on the other side of the country and having started filming just so happen to stumble on this storyline? there seems to be little incentive to fly all the way to michigan unless the plot is either fake or at least manipulated.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2387205110382960815.post-64185554197544702922011-01-10T02:05:32.389-08:002011-01-10T02:05:32.389-08:00100% fake, but one of the better fakes out there c...100% fake, but one of the better fakes out there compared to say &#39;the fourth kind&#39; ( truly awful)<br /><br />we should be happy that at least they put the effort , and they did make a very enjoyable film.<br /><br />if they go to screenings telling everyone that its a fake -- it would possibly affect audience enjoyment -- why spoil the fun?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2387205110382960815.post-32689410801181872912010-10-29T04:16:20.353-07:002010-10-29T04:16:20.353-07:00Megan didn&#39;t exist, so the postman left the po...Megan didn&#39;t exist, so the postman left the postcard (there was other mail in the box too!) at the empty farm. It wasn&#39;t *abandoned* so the postman didn&#39;t necessarily know if Megan was a new owner or tenant. It&#39;s a postcard with no return address, so where else would it go?<br /><br />The underwater shots could&#39;ve been made with one camera that wasn&#39;t hidden as one person normally would take out to document their vacation. Remember, she was so in love with Nev that she wouldn&#39;t be suspicious.<br /><br />I noticed the spinning hubcap too and thought that was weird. Don&#39;t know why that is in there BUT it doesn&#39;t mean the entire thing is fake. C&#39;mon, wouldn&#39;t there be more drama to it if it were? Wouldn&#39;t the guys look better on camera- what&#39;s with all the scenes in various states of undress? ick.Raynoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2387205110382960815.post-47096894373197995392010-09-22T14:11:41.575-07:002010-09-22T14:11:41.575-07:00Look at the picture you have here of the guy placi...Look at the picture you have here of the guy placing a camera on the dash board. That is supposed to be the small cheap camera, yet, when we see that point of view, it is a high/professional quality image. They have bad lighting through out the movie, but then, all of a sudden, it is the type of lighting you see in regular movies, hard shadows are nowhere to be found. In the scene where they are going on the ski lift, they added sound effects to make it seem like it&#39;s hard to talk on the cell phone. If they embellished the sound, what else did they embellished?Dilanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05456661713204897052noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2387205110382960815.post-1382792394887780412010-09-21T19:08:23.622-07:002010-09-21T19:08:23.622-07:00Reasons Catfish is a fake: The postcard scene: C...Reasons Catfish is a fake:<br /><br />The postcard scene: Camera time is spent with Nev EMPHASIZING that he sent Megan a postcard. He even goes so far to tape a coin to it, so the postcard is imprinted on our memories. Then, when the guys get to &quot;Megan&#39;s farm&quot;, in Michigan, the postcard JUST HAPPENS to be in the mailbox on the day they arrive, and Nev, JUST HAPPENS to open the mailbox to retrieve it. AND IT JUST HAPPENS to have a postal stamp on it which states that there is no Megan at that address. SET UP!! Fake, fake, fake.<br /> <br />The hubcap shot. If the 3 guys are just 3 guys on the road makin&#39; a doc. How did they get the shot of their cars&#39; wheels spinning, UNLESS they had a crew or at least another person filming from another car. All 3 guys are in the car, when we see this shot! Fake, fake.<br /><br />Nev and company appearing at theaters again and again to say, &quot;IT&#39;S REAL! IT&#39;S REAL!&quot; They doth protest too much!! Fake.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2387205110382960815.post-1669033728909542182010-09-21T04:34:19.740-07:002010-09-21T04:34:19.740-07:00My biggest moment of doubt came when thinking back...My biggest moment of doubt came when thinking back on the postcard detail: why suddenly send an old-fashioned postcard, when every other communication was electronic or phone? It seemed like the kind of staged moment common to old-fashioned thrillers: planting information for the audiance in one scene that can be re-discovered a few scenes later. They make a big point of showing the postcards to the camera, along with the attatched coins to make them recognizable, and later, showing them again to the camera, to re-inforce the physicall connection. The stamp that is on the postcard seems odd--something like &quot;forward to correct adress&quot;: would the post office have stamped and delivered the post-card to the wrong adress? Maybe, I don&#39;t know. It just seems like the postcards were a plant, that only were sent in order to be found--a suspense moment like something out of &quot;Blair Witch Project.&quot;<br />Yes, the water scene seemed suspisious. The various shots when they are on the porch--how many cameras did they have, in what position? While travelling, there is a shot of the spinning hubcap--which could only be taken by another car--unless that hubcap is not supposed to be on their car.<br />All the appearences by the filmakers is interesting--yes, they showed up at the end of our screening as well--but it makes me wonder if they doth protest too much the veracity of the film.<br />It&#39;s all very entertaining, and I am sure with more viewings than one more questionable details can be discovered.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2387205110382960815.post-81630655783293118002010-09-17T13:06:22.541-07:002010-09-17T13:06:22.541-07:00The biggest moment that I think shows that this is...The biggest moment that I think shows that this is a fake is the underwater footage. Wasn&#39;t this a &quot;hidden&quot; camera, hidden in a shirt or something. So they went swimming fully dressed? Also was it an underwater camera they happened to have as their hidden camera? And the mics also conveniently water-proof.Thoughts anyone?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com