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Edward G. Robinson Pursues Nazis in “The Stranger” directed by Orson Welles

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on May 27, 2020

Edward G. Robinson Pursues Nazis in “The Stranger” directed by Orson Welles The Stranger (1946) is a film noir directed by Orson Welles, produced by Sam Spiegel, and starring Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, and Orson Welles. The film concerns Mr. Wilson (Robinson) of the United read more

The Other Side of The Wind (2018): Resurrecting Orson Welles

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 30, 2020

With the name of Orson Welles comes any number of conflicting connotations not far removed from his greatest achievement: Citizen Kane. However, if we had to try and pinpoint an apt superlative it would fall somewhere in between a mythic and Brobdingnagian titan of cinema. He was a personality like read more

Chimes at Midnight (1965, Orson Welles)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 27, 2019

Chimes at Midnight opens with Orson Welles and Alan Webb, both aged men in the Medieval Ages, bumbling (probably at least somewhat drunkenly) in for the night; they sit at a fire and gently reminisce about their youth. The scene gives a first look at screenwriter, director, star Welles in all his g read more

Chimes at Midnight (1965, Orson Welles)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 27, 2019

Chimes at Midnight opens with Orson Welles and Alan Webb, both aged men in the Medieval Ages, bumbling (probably at least somewhat drunkenly) in for the night; they sit at a fire and gently reminisce about their youth. The scene gives a first look at screenwriter, director, star Welles in all his g read more

Chimes at Midnight (1965, Orson Welles)

The Stop Button Posted by on Sep 27, 2019

Chimes at Midnight opens with Orson Welles and Alan Webb, both aged men in the Medieval Ages, bumbling (probably at least somewhat drunkenly) in for the night; they sit at a fire and gently reminisce about their youth. The scene gives a first look at screenwriter, director, star Welles in all his g read more

Chimes at Midnight (1965, Orson Welles)

The Stop Button Posted by on Sep 27, 2019

Chimes at Midnight opens with Orson Welles and Alan Webb, both aged men in the Medieval Ages, bumbling (probably at least somewhat drunkenly) in for the night; they sit at a fire and gently reminisce about their youth. The scene gives a first look at screenwriter, director, star Welles in all his g read more

The Lady from Shanghai (1947, Orson Welles)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 2, 2019

It’s immaterial to the film overall but I want to talk about how Welles compensates for projection composites looking like projection composites. He changes up his focus, sometimes focusing on the person in the foreground, sometimes not. Is it intentional? Is he really trying to compensate? Well, read more

The Lady from Shanghai (1947, Orson Welles)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 2, 2019

It’s immaterial to the film overall but I want to talk about how Welles compensates for projection composites looking like projection composites. He changes up his focus, sometimes focusing on the person in the foreground, sometimes not. Is it intentional? Is he really trying to compensate? Well, read more

The Lady from Shanghai (1947, Orson Welles)

The Stop Button Posted by on Sep 2, 2019

It’s immaterial to the film overall but I want to talk about how Welles compensates for projection composites looking like projection composites. He changes up his focus, sometimes focusing on the person in the foreground, sometimes not. Is it intentional? Is he really trying to compensate? Well, read more

The Lady from Shanghai (1947, Orson Welles)

The Stop Button Posted by on Sep 2, 2019

It’s immaterial to the film overall but I want to talk about how Welles compensates for projection composites looking like projection composites. He changes up his focus, sometimes focusing on the person in the foreground, sometimes not. Is it intentional? Is he really trying to compensate? Well, read more

Documentário: Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2004)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Sep 2, 2019

Documentário: Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2004) Aos dez anos, a inteligência de Orson era notícia de jornal. Aos treze, ele interpretava a Virgem Maria em uma peça da escola. Aos 19, ele dirigiu sua primeira peça. Aos 23, sua performance de “Guerra dos read more

Quote: Orson Welles on Being a Filmmaker

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 11, 2018

My definition of a filmmaker is a man who presides over accidents. -Orson Welles Quote Source read more

The Other Side of the Wind (2018, Orson Welles)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 2, 2018

The Other Side of the Wind opens with two very ominous notes. Well, two and a half. The first is a text card explaining the film’s history, but not much about its resurrection. For example (and here’s the half ominous note), was it director Welles’s idea to do multiple aspect ratios? It makes read more

Uma ode a Orson Welles / An ode to Orson Welles

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on May 28, 2017

Uma ode a Orson Welles / An ode to Orson Welles Algumas coisas são fáceis de aprender. Tipo álgebra. E gramática. E a fotossíntese. E uma segunda língua. Estas coisas foram fáceis de aprender se você foi uma criança prodígio, como eu fui. Porque há uma única coisa realmente difícil read more

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Sep 19, 2016

Certain stars are larger than life, and with that reputation comes a tendency for documentaries and biographies to glamorize or deify their subject, placing them in a league above men entirely. Chuck Workman’s documentary, Magician, gives reasons for elevating Welles while also saying that Wel read more

Seattle International Film Festival 2016: Orson Welles in Falstaff/ Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on May 25, 2016

It's almost comforting to watch Orson Welles play the title character in Falstaff/ Chimes at Midnight (1965), because he seems so happily at home. The director called it his favorite film, a sentiment that wasn't shared by critics upon its release, but which has changed in the years since. In a read more

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942, Orson Welles)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on May 9, 2016

Unfortunately, I feel the need to address some of the behind the scenes aspects of The Magnificent Ambersons. Not because I plan on talking about them, but because director Welles’s career is filled with a lack of control. There are always questions–what did editor Robert Wise do on his read more

Quote of the Week: Orson Welles

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 24, 2016

Image Source I passionately hate the idea of being "with it," I think an artist has always got to be out of step with his time. -Orson Welles Quote Source read more

Orson Welles’ other masterpiece

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Feb 7, 2016

Orson Welles’ other masterpiece On February 7, 2016 By CarolMartinheira Movies like Touch of Evil (1958) make me feel sad for all those people who say they don’t watch classic movies. I always say to those heathens ‘you’re gonna regret it on your read more

Quote of the Week: Orson Welles

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 20, 2015

I think the basic and essential human is the woman. -Orson Welles Quote Source read more
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