Does it play like a fully realized movie?
Welles portrays Falstaff with insatiable aplomb —the enormity of his guile outmeasuring the circumference of his waistline— and in his final scene with Hal delivers one of the most heartbreaking silent performances of his career.
The current condition of the film available to the public is in a disastrous state and available on YouTube, but recent news hit that Criterion and Janus will be handling the restoration and eventual Blu Ray release.
Intended to be the first half of a two-part anthology film, Welles lost interest after financiers forced him to shoot the film in color, and it shows: Thankfully its reputation has been restored significantly over time.
But he is somewhat self-consciously an icon, and while he makes frequent self-deprecating remarks, they can seem disingenuous, the performance of a humility he maybe does not feel.
But in light of what a control-freak perfectionist he was, perhaps we should be more amazed he ever finished and released anything at all.
He usually appeared in his own films, but he also took on often substandard projects to fill his pockets no matter how famous and revered he ever became, Welles never seemed to have quite enough money to meet his needs and was not even above pilfering costumes and props from his hired-ham gigs to decorate his directorial passion projects.Sep 02, · 48 Years Later, Orson Welles’s Last Film Makes Its Debut Image Peter Bogdanovich and John Huston in “The Other Side of the Wind,” which Orson Welles directed and left unfinished upon his.
Mark Cousins connects Orson Welles' unseen artwork to his life and films in this fascinating, original documentary. Welles memorably cast MacLiammoir as Iago in “Othello” and MacLiammoir went on to write an account of the film’s making “Put Money in Thy Purse” that remains one of the best books written about Welles.
Orson Welles wrote, directed and starred in the film 'Citizen Kane,' among others, which remains one of the most influential films ever made.
Synopsis Born on May 6, , in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Orson Welles began his career as a stage actor before going on to radio, creating his unforgettable version of H.G. Wells 's War of the Worlds. Jan 28, · Directed by Chuck Workman, this superb documentary is a chronological review of Orson Welles's personal life and his achievements in theatre, radio and film.
A personal passion project based around one of the most creative adaptations of Shakespeare ever filmed, it’s five plays coalescing into one to make up an Orson Welles original; an adaptation of a character rather than a story.