Orson Welles
Features // 12 Articles
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Reviews // 9 Articles
Blogs // 4 Articles
News // 2 Articles
Media // 2 Articles
//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

Orson Welles Is Like the Eccentric Uncle in 'Around the World With Orson Welles'
26 Aug 2015 // 9:10 PM

A combination of sublime and ridiculous makes for a surprisingly enjoyable show.

The 'Magician' Is Orson Welles, But Not As You Know Him
25 Aug 2015 // 9:10 PM

The story of extravagant talent unfulfilled is turned on its head in this simplistic yet entertaining retelling of Orson Welles' career

//Blogs

PopTalk: Breaking Down the Dollars and Cents of Crowdfunding
24 Aug 2015 // 6:00 AM

Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo offer both indie and major filmmakers an array of opportunities to see their visions realized. But does it come with strings attached?

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.

//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

Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

// Short Ends and Leader

"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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