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The Best Hollywood Hoaxes for April Fool's Day
David Moats , March 31st, 2009 11:08

In honour of April Fool's Day, The Quietus collects the best Hollywood Hoaxes: from Joaquin's beard to Marilyn's letters; from the Hollywood makeup artists who made Bigfoot to Kubrick's moon landing; from electric shocks in the cinema to faux documentaries with Herzog; it's all here.

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The Blair Witch Project

The creators of Blair Witch famously duped early film-festival-goers into thinking that the film was genuinely amateur footage discovered after the three filmmakers went missing - something made entirely plausible by excellent improvisational acting and the fact that nothing actually happens. After the film's sleeper hit success in the states, the creators were in turn duped into putting their names on the lamentable, commercially driven sequel, in which they had little involvement.


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