Thursday, October 31 2013
As Welles had created shadowy noir images in the war years, by the end of the war, he captured the cultural climate of the emerging postwar era in his underrated 1946 noir, The Stranger.
Thursday, October 24 2013
The labyrinth structure of the film calls for the audience to be shown a solution, the potential 'centre' of the film.
Tuesday, October 15 2013
Could it be that Orson Welles was directing the films he was acting in even when he wasn't officially "directing" them?
From Citizen Kane (1941) to his "mutilated masterpiece" follow-up The Magnificent Ambersons to The Trial (1962), the essayists in this collection will take you on a journey into the filmic realms and mind of the filmmaker whom many call genius.
Tuesday, September 10 2013
Welcome to Night Vale, the news show from a town that doesn't exist, has quickly and unexpectedly become America's favourite podcast. As the next stage in audio fiction's evolution takes shape, it also confirms the curious, enduring appeal of stories on the radio.
Monday, September 5 2011
The final day of directors is here, Josef Von Sternberg through Zhang Yimou. German Expressionism, Dogme 95, contemporary views of Asian life, post-WWII malaise in Eastern Europe, and the alternately heartwarming and queer takes on everyday life in Baltimore all hold a space on today's list. Did we forget your favorite director on this list?
Thursday, February 3 2011
Tuesday, May 11 2010
Either the name on the cover or his denial of authorship is false. This is typical for Welles.
Thursday, May 6 2010
Welles was perhaps the best friend literature ever had in Hollywood.
Thursday, February 4 2010
“The chief proof of a man’s real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness. It argues... a power of comparison and of appreciation which is in itself proof of nobility.”