The Truth that Didn’t Happen

The announcement of the passing of Anthony Bourdain was so upsetting for this bureau that watching a Bourdain hosted series was too difficult.

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It’s been a few years since then though so the upcoming documentary on the great man was viewed with anticipation.

That has been tempered somewhat with the revelation that deep fake technology was used to literally give voice to something that Bourdain had written, but not actually spoken on the record.

It’s somewhat disappointing that it was done. There could have been other ways to convey Bourdain’s statement. It’s as if the film maker, Morgan Neville, reached too quickly for a technological solution (like a George Lucas being too eager to use CGI in the late 90s early 2000s) and the end result takes the viewer too far away from what is going on in the film.

It’s only one line so it’s a minor infraction, but it will be interesting to see if this is taken further in future productions.