Thursday, May 07, 2015

Orson Welles would have been 100

His movies are interesting.  It's only the technical problems that make some of them tough to watch.  Here is Entertainment Weekly's take: There are some videos including a Dick Cavett interview clip.

The three things to take away from this interview:
1. Welles walks onto the set of a talk show in the 1970s and immediately begins deconstructing the foundation of the TV medium. Welles, tangentially existential: “I still think everything is live. I wish it were.”
2. Almost a quarter-century after making The Lady From Shanghai, Welles is still visibly upset about the music in the mirror scene.
3. Welles on Harry Cohn: “I liked him. He was a monster. But they all were.”




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