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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