Were you thinking about going to see Fantastic Four?
Still thinking about this movie. I've decided now that maybe it's not a matter of narcissism or dishonesty, maybe it's a matter of creating his own version of what happened to his family - a form of myth-making. And myth-making doesn't have room for the term "dishonesty" in it - by definition, it's something created or invented.
Jesus. I just watched this movie twice in a row, and there are some things about it that are amazing and moving. But a lot of it seems kind of narcissistic and self-serving. It seemed to me like ... he was using the camera lens as a mediation, recording/telling/creating his own life instead of just living it and experiencing it. It seemed that the turning point (from relative innocence and honesty to self-consciousness and falsity) happened around the time that he knew that he was going to make a movie about his family someday. I'm not saying that he always knew that it was going to be distributed and released publicly.....but he did enter it into film festivals, after all.