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John Byrne

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Posted: 06 May 2020 at 1:53pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Orson Welles, 1915-1985
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Jack Bohn
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Posted: 06 May 2020 at 11:33pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Opened the IT'S ALL TRUE (1993) DVD. I liked the F FOR FAKE (1973), but I can't even begin to guess what the documentary would have looked like in the '40s. A release might have countered some of his negative reputation at the time, but would then take about the position SALUDOS AMIGOS (1942) has among Disney films.
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Tim O Neill
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I'm due for a CITIZEN KANE watch!

And I recorded THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS recently but haven't watched
yet.



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Jozef Brandt
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I fired up Touch of Evil and Other Side of the Wind while I was working today. I own a DVD of the Welles cut of Touch of Evil. It's a movie that has really grown on me. Marlena Dietrich is actually kinda brilliant in it.

The Other Side of the Wind on Netflix is a worthy Welles picture. It was really far ahead of its time as a "found footage" piece. The movie within the movie stuff is a great critique of the "New Hollywood" of the 70s.
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Steven Brake
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This Is Orson Welles, a collection of Welles interviews by Peter Bogdanovich, is wonderfully entertaining and sad.
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 08 May 2020 at 1:02pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

And I recorded THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS recently but haven't watched yet.
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Same! Just watched the first few minutes. Very witty intro.
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Brian Floyd
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THE STRANGER is also one of Welles' gems.

Multitalented geniuses of his level are rare, indeed.

Love both his film and radio work. My preferred Shadow.
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Jack Bohn
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Oh, yeah, I've got the two CD set of The Alan Parsons Project "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" that includes Welles reading selections from Poe and some radio commercials. Also the version of the album that had selections of his readings added to the mix. Although I prefer the version became familiar with, the commercials always make me smile.
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