Tag Archives: Orson Welles

THE THIRD MAN

Earlier this week, BBC Culture released its lists of “The 100 greatest American films” from a poll of 62 international film critics. The results weren’t surprising — what was left off cause more discussion — with the usual suspects: Citizen … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – December 30, 1906

“They’re all disappointments in the end. You only see the things you wish you had done. In the theatre you can take a play and then change it on tour or cut it down, but once you have finished a … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – May 6, 1915

“I liked the cinema better before I began to do it. Now I can’t stop myself from hearing the clappers at the beginning of each shot. All the magic is destroyed.” “A poet needs a pen, a painter a brush, … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Friday, June 21, 2013

“Do you know that I always liked Hollywood very much? It just wasn’t reciprocated.” –Orson Welles

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In Their Words – Monday, May 6, 2013

“You see, I had the best contract anybody had for Kane. Nobody comes on the set. Nobody gets to look at the rushes. Nothing! You just make the picture and that’s it. If I hadn’t had that contract, they would have … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Tuesday, March 19, 2013

“In time I believe we shall get away from the eternal happy ending – it is difficult to get an audience really interested in the problems of the two main characters of a story when they know in the end … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Sunday, March 17, 2013

“To me the ideal film — which I’ve never succeeded in making — would be as though the reel were behind one’s eyes and you were projecting it yourself, seeing what you wish to see. This has a great deal in common … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Tuesday, March 5, 2013

“The mark which has dominated all my work is the longing for life, this sense of exclusion, which doesn’t lessen, but augments this love of life.” –Pier Paolo Pasolini

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In Their Words – Thursday, January 31, 2013

“I’m not bitter about Hollywood’s treatment of me, but over its treatment of D.W. Griffith, Josef von Sternberg, Erich von Stroheim, Buster Keaton and a hundred others.” –Orson Welles

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In Their Words – Monday, October 15, 2012

“If I’d only stayed in the theater, I could have worked steadily, without stopping for all these years. But, having made one film, I decided that it was the best and most beautiful form that I knew and one that … Continue reading

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