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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.
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.”
'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.
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.
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