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Orson Welles

Director

“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.”

 

Biography

The prodigy son of an inventor and a musician, Welles was well-versed in literature at an early age, particularly Shakespeare, and, through the unusual circumstances of his life (both of his parents died by the time he was 12, leaving him with an inheritance and not many family obligations), he found himself free to indulge his numerous interests, which included the theater. He was educated in private schools and traveled the world. He found it tougher to get onto the Broadway stage, and get a job with Katharine Cornell. He later became associated with John Houseman, and, together, the two of them set the New York theater afire during the 1930s with their work for the Federal Theatre Project, which led to the founding of the Mercury Theater. The Mercury Players later graduated to radio, and their 1938 “War of the Worlds” broadcast made history when thousands of listeners mistakenly believed aliens had landed on Earth. In 1940, Hollywood beckoned, and Welles and company went west to… read more

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Cineastic

16Dec13

Very underrated :)

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chanandre

9Aug13

«Too Much Johnson» (1938) was found in Italy.

Simone Visentini and Slowart like this

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ghostofX-masyet2come

22Jun13

In your depths of your ignorance, what is it you want? Whatever it is you want, I can't deliver it because I just don't see it.

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sewslow

20Feb13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nvxwf1jxdaM

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Orson Welles first film "Too Much Johnson" recovered

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The Other Side of the Wind, by Orson Welles

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The Other Side Of The Wind

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The Fountain of Youth

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Welles lost film to finally be released!!!

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orson welles radio

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