Orson Welles
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//Features

The Magnificently Mutilated Ambersons
4 Dec 2013 // 10:00 PM

Though Citizen Kane has cemented his place in film history, The Magnificent Ambersons -- especially had its original ending been kept -- would prove Orson Welles one of Hollywood’s greatest masters of tragedy, if not the greatest.

Orson Welles' 'The Trial' Is a Study in Transcendental Sociology
6 Nov 2013 // 9:20 PM

It is to Orson Welles’ eternal credit that he is one of the few filmmakers — perhaps the only one — who actually got Kafka right.

//Columns

Orson Welles: A Man of a Certain Ego
4 Feb 2010 // 4:00 PM

“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.”

//Reviews

'Odd Man Out' and 'The Lady From Shanghai' Set the Stage for Carol Reed's 'The Third Man'
18 Jun 2015 // 9:10 PM

These two movies can be seen as cinematic cousins of Carol Reed's The Third Man, sharing some lineage while nonetheless carving out their own idiosyncratic identities.

Orson Welles: The Lion in Winter, and at Lunch
19 Nov 2014 // 9:05 PM

Taken from long-lost recordings and filled with Hollywood gossip and personal revelations, this collection of transcripts proves why Orson Welles was one of the great conversationalists of all time.

//Blogs

Sight & Sound-Off: #3 - 'Tokyo Story' and 'Citizen Kane'
3 Oct 2012 // 1:00 AM

(B)oth Citizen Kane and Tokyo Story symbolize the essence of years misplaced. They argue that the wistful memories of the past only propagate disappointment in the present.

In the Air: Orson Welles's Unfinished 1972 Film, 'The Other Side of the Wind'
2 Feb 2011 // 11:18 PM

The world needs more Orson Welles, and we just might get it. Though quite the Renaissance man, Welles's directorial efforts always seemed to be struggles.

//News

Remembering Orson Welles at 100
4 May 2015 // 9:29 AM

Forgive Orson Welles his excesses from steaks and milkshakes to impossible dreams and wish him a happy birthday wherever he is.

After 70 years, the greatness of ‘Citizen Kane’ remains undiminished
15 Sep 2011 // 1:30 AM

From a review of Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” at the time of its release in 1941: “Before ‘Citizen Kane,’ it’s as if the motion picture

//Mixed media
//Blogs

A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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