That's very kind of you.
A visionary a genius and a self promoter. Very few film makers can have the remarkable life he has had, and very few film makers will reach for it with the same enthusiasm for cinema. I like watching and making new discoveries each time I go to his filmography. To date, Citizen Kane is a milestone a landmark etc. But Touch of Evil and Chimes at Midnight are overlooked masterworks.
"The more film people pay homage to each other, and to films rather than life, the more they are approximating the last scene of *The Lady from Shanghai*--a series of mirrors reflecting each other. A movie is a reflection of the entire culture of the man who makes it--his education, human knowledge, his breadth of understanding--all this is what informs a picture." Orson Welles to Peter Bogdanovich
A meticulous and headstrong filmmaker - one for a timid film student like me to channel. His story also a reminder of the fight for a film and AHHHHHtheFRENCHCchamPAGNGE. (Sorry, I'm a bad person.)
If you haven't seen this film from The Museum Of The Moving Image, do your self a favor and check it out. A collage of Wells' films, with commentary. Like a David Thomson essay reinterpreted by David Lynch for film. Yeah, it's that good. http://www.movingimagesource.us/articles/american-20100831
Welles's output is very inconsistent, with many critics noting touches of pure brilliance in overall poor films. It's a massive shame that someone with the dramatic flare and artistic talent that Orson had, had a large portion of his films cut up by money driven hollywood studio stooges. It's a testimony to Welles' genius that if he had only made one picture, his only fully realized artist pursuit, Citizen Kane, he'd still be hailed by everyone in film as the most important director in cinema history.