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  • Newport Beach Film Festival Honors Orson Welles' Centennial

    04/16/2015 10:18:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | April 15, 2015 | Matt Coker
    1. Orson Welles was born on May 6, 1915. 2. As a filmmaker, his three greatest pictures, in order, are Touch of Evil (1958), Citizen Kane (1941) and The Magnificent Ambersons (1942). 3. Ah, yes, but Citizen Kane tops many lists as the greatest film of all time (with Welles filling the top slot on many directing lists). The fictional story of a megalomaniac newspaper magnate (loosely based on William Randolph Hearst) and innocence lost is indeed a masterpiece . . . albeit a dated one. Newspaper magnates? Not in this century, bub. 4. John Houseman wrote in his 1972...
  • Actress-Singer Mary Healy, Who Starred Opposite Orson Welles, Dies At 96

    02/05/2015 6:47:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    AP via CBS Los Angeles ^ | February 4, 2015
    Mary Healy, a versatile actress and singer who starred with Orson Welles on Broadway and opposite her husband Peter Lind Hayes for nearly 60 years on stage, screen and radio, has died. She was 96.
  • Norman Lloyd at 100: Hollywood’s Living Memory (turns 100 today)

    11/08/2014 10:22:32 AM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Variety ^ | November 7, 2014 | Scott Foundas
    After nine decades in the business, the former collaborator of Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles is still looking for his next great role. The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of "The Streets of New York," an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault's 19th-century drama, aired by the experimental New York NBC affiliate W2XBS on August 31, 1939. All that now remains of the hour-long program is a silent, 11-minute kinescope, filmed off a TV screen and archived at the Paley Center For Media. And there, in those primitive flickering images, you can catch...
  • Orson Welles' wine commercial - the unaired out-takes.

    10/07/2014 7:42:04 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 43 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Paul Masson would sell no wine before its time...which apparently didn't stop Orson from having a quart or two before showing up for the original commercial shoot...
  • A FRiday night movie - "The Stranger"

    08/01/2014 9:39:34 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/2/14 | n/a
    Excellent 1946 Thriller/Noir featuring Edward G. Robinson as a Nazi hunter whose investigations bring him to a small town in Connecticut. Orson Welles directs, and co-stars along with Loretta Young and a young Richard Long...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Lady From Shanghai"(1947)

    02/24/2013 1:39:03 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1947 | Orson Welles
    Today's feature: black and white, film noir, a blond femme fatale, a cripple millionaire, a luxury yacht and a hall of mirrors. Enjoy.
  • 'Citizen Kane' at 70: The Legacy of the Film and Its Director

    05/04/2011 8:41:44 AM PDT · by Borges · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 05/03/11 | D.B. Grady
    On the film's debut in 1941, the New York Times acknowledged that Citizen Kane was "one of the great (if not the greatest) motion pictures of all time." The paper hedged its bets, however, adding that "it was riding the crest of perhaps the most provocative publicity wave ever to float a motion picture," and that this "pre-ordered a mental attitude." The whirlwind surrounding the making of Citizen Kane is well known. Orson Welles, the brash prodigy of stage and radio, earned the envy and scorn of Hollywood veterans by striding onto the RKO lot with an unprecedented contract awarding...
  • Listen today: On Dangerous Ground: A Tribute to Bernard Herrmann

    01/03/2010 10:11:03 AM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies · 542+ views
    Sunday, January 3rd at 2 PM Pacific / 3 PM Mountain / 4 PM Central / 5 PM Eastern, Classical KUSC presents a rebroadcast of “On Dangerous Ground: A Tribute to Bernard Herrmann.” This two-hour sound portrait of one of cinema’s greatest composers will be hosted by Jon Burlingame, author, USC professor, and a writer on film music for Variety. The program includes rarely heard interviews with Herrmann himself, and excerpts from his concert music as well as dozens of his great film scores, from Citizen Kane to Taxi Driver. Herrmann’s legendary partnership with Alfred Hitchcock will be showcased with...
  • “Me and Orson Welles” Star Christian McKay on Channeling the Boy Genius Filmmaker

    11/27/2009 11:29:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 201+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 27, 2009
    In “Me and Orson Welles,” director Richard Linklater’s effervescent historical romp about Welles’ 1937 theater production of “Julius Caesar,” Christian McKay steals the show as the temperamental director. (WSJ film critic Joe Morgenstern calls him “an excellent English actor who bears, or somehow simulates, a facial resemblance to the great man, and nails Welles’s expression of pouty, aggrieved amusement.) Welles is a character that the 36-year-old McKay is quite familiar with. He first began playing the director five years ago in the one-man show “Rosebud: The Lives of Orson Welles,” which sold out audiences at the Edinburgh Festival in 2004...
  • VIDEO: Citizen Wine

    05/08/2009 12:11:30 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 4 replies · 520+ views
    digitalcity ^ | May 7th 2009
    In case you have never heard of Orson Welles, he might go down as one of the biggest actors/directors in Hollywood history. He was the Martin Scorsese, Brad Pitt, and Robert De Niro all rolled into one. His film Citizen Cane has been ranked as the #1 best film ever made, including the prestigious American Film Institute. He acted and directed that movie and has as very successfully career since the movie was made in 1941. In 2002 he was voted as the greatest film director of all time in the British Film Institute's poll of Top Ten Directors. He...
  • Orson Welles. Everything Christian Bale will never be. Except dead.

    02/04/2009 6:48:35 PM PST · by slomark · 10 replies · 993+ views
    Most Christian Bale fans won’t know the name Orson Welles. So please allow us to contrast the two: Welles was called The Boy Genius. Bale isn’t. Welles was an Academy Award-winning actor, director, writer and producer. Bale isn’t. Welles wrote, produced, directed and starred in Citizen Kane, often called the greatest film ever made. Bale played Batman. Welles also had a magnificent voice. In the later years of his life, he was paid obscene amounts of money to use that voice in commercials. The attached audio track is famous. It’s made up of out-takes from a London recording session in...
  • VIDEO: Drunken Orson Welles (Paul Masson Commercial Outtake)

    07/04/2007 7:07:27 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies · 457+ views
    YouTube ^ | August 18, 2006 | monolith0
    Orson Welles is a wonderful WINO! VIDEO
  • Judge OKs Sale of 'Kane' Oscar

    03/09/2004 10:02:44 AM PST · by Hal1950 · 4 replies · 205+ views
    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9 March 2004 | Jesse Hiestand
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Orson Welles' daughter has moved a step closer to auctioning her father's "Citizen Kane" Oscar statuette through a ruling of the U.S. District Court. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which adamantly opposes the sale of any Oscar, said it will appeal. Beatrice Welles hopes to sell the Oscar -- granted in 1942 for best original screenplay -- in order to fund her animal-rescue operations. The statuette has been appraised at $500,000-$1 million. "Welles has unrestricted property rights in the original Oscar, which she may dispose of however she sees fit," according to...
  • Book tells how John Wayne survived Soviet assassination (Joseph Stalin orderd the hit)

    08/01/2003 12:03:52 PM PDT · by weegee · 33 replies · 1,106+ views
    The Guardian UK ^ | Friday August 1, 2003 | Nick Paton Walsh in Moscow
    Joseph Stalin ordered the KGB to assassinate John Wayne because he considered his anti-communist rhetoric a threat to the Soviet Union, according to a new biography of the film star based on interviews with Wayne's close associates and the movie legend Orson Welles. Stalin apparently learned of Wayne's popularity from the Russian filmmaker Sergei Gerasimov, who attended a peace conference in New York in 1949. Michael Munn, a film historian and author of John Wayne - The Man Behind The Myth, said Gerasimov told Stalin of Wayne's fervent anti-communist beliefs. "Stalin decided that he would have him killed," said Mr...