Orson Welles
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The Magnificently Mutilated Ambersons
4 Dec 2013 // 9:00 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 // 8:20 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 // 3:00 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.”


Orson Welles Is Like the Eccentric Uncle in 'Around the World With Orson Welles'
26 Aug 2015 // 8:10 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 // 8:10 PM

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


PopTalk: Breaking Down the Dollars and Cents of Crowdfunding
24 Aug 2015 // 5:00 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 // 12:00 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.


Remembering Orson Welles at 100
4 May 2015 // 8:29 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 // 12:30 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

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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