History Creator / OrsonWelles

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* ''Radio/TheMercuryTheatreOnTheAir'' (1938) - His landmark radio show that includes the notorious ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' broadcast.

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* ''Radio/TheMercuryTheatreOnTheAir'' ''Radio/TheMercuryTheatreOnTheAir''[[/index]] (1938) - His landmark radio show that includes the notorious ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' broadcast.
17th May '16 11:05:05 AM JulianLapostat
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* ''The Immortal Story'' (1968) - His most obscure movie. Set in 19th century Macao.

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* ''The Immortal Story'' (1968) - His most obscure movie. Set in 19th century Macao. Available on Creator/TheCriterionCollection from 2016.
8th May '16 4:27:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* EtTuBrute : A theme that Welles returned to in his films is friendship that after a time leads to inevitable betrayal. Charles Kane and Leland, Othello and Iago, Hank Quinlan and Menzies, and Prince Hal and Falstaff. On account of pure coincidence, this theme is also present in TheThirdMan, with the same two actors from Kane, playing more or less the same relationship.

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* EtTuBrute : A theme that Welles returned to in his films is friendship that after a time leads to inevitable betrayal. Charles Kane and Leland, Othello and Iago, Hank Quinlan and Menzies, and Prince Hal and Falstaff. On account of pure coincidence, this theme is also present in TheThirdMan, ''Film/TheThirdMan'', with the same two actors from Kane, playing more or less the same relationship.
11th Mar '16 12:53:41 PM FF32
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** According to GoreVidal, who lunched with Welles at his favorite restaurant a few times, Welles wore bifurcated suits with fake lapels and buttons stitched on to suggest an actual suit. [[CrazyPrepared Every time they ate together, Vidal was ready to dial 9-11 at a moment's notice]].

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** According to GoreVidal, Creator/GoreVidal, who lunched with Welles at his favorite restaurant a few times, Welles wore bifurcated suits with fake lapels and buttons stitched on to suggest an actual suit. [[CrazyPrepared Every time they ate together, Vidal was ready to dial 9-11 at a moment's notice]].
18th Feb '16 6:57:38 AM Phoenixion
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* ''Too Much Johnson'' (1938) - Based on an 1893 comedic play by William Gillette and shot as a SilentMovie seemingly from 20 years earlier (complete with straw hats, suffragettes, and orthochromatic makeup although [[HitlerCam the director's influence]] was still clear), Welles intended it to be shown in between the acts of a live performance of the play to expand on the action; unfortunately, he found out too late that the theater it was meant to be shown in couldn't accommodate a movie screen, so it was never exhibited as intended. It was thought to have become a LostEpisode when Welles's personal copy burnt up in a fire in 1970, but a work print turned up in Italy in 2009. It was first aired publicly in 2013, was shown on Creator/TurnerClassicMovies in May 2015, and can be seen online [[http://www.filmpreservation.org/preserved-films/screening-room/too-much-johnson-work-print here]].



* ''Too Much Johnson'' (1938) - Based on an 1893 comedic play by William Gillette and shot as a SilentMovie seemingly from 20 years earlier (complete with straw hats, suffragettes, and orthochromatic makeup although [[HitlerCam the director's influence]] was still clear), Welles intended it to be shown in between the acts of a live performance of the play to expand on the action; unfortunately, he found out too late that the theater it was meant to be shown in couldn't accommodate a movie screen, so it was never exhibited as intended. It was thought to have become a LostEpisode when Welles's personal copy burnt up in a fire in 1970, but a work print turned up in Italy in 2009. It was first aired publicly in 2013, was shown on Creator/TurnerClassicMovies in May 2015, and can be seen online [[http://www.filmpreservation.org/preserved-films/screening-room/too-much-johnson-work-print here]].



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9th Feb '16 11:37:18 PM JulianLapostat
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Welles is a popular HistoricalDomainCharacter and a favorite for impressionists. Creator/MauriceLaMarche can do a spot-on impression of him. Has also been played by actors [[Film/FullMetalJacket Vincent D'Onofrio]] in ''Film/EdWood'' (with the voice dubbed over by [=LaMarche=]), Angus [=Angus MacFadyen=] in Creator/TimRobbins' ''Cradle Will Rock'' and Christian [=McKay=] in the Creator/RichardLinklater film ''Film/MeAndOrsonWelles''.

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Welles is a popular HistoricalDomainCharacter and a favorite for impressionists. Creator/MauriceLaMarche can do a spot-on impression of him. Has also been played by actors [[Film/FullMetalJacket Vincent D'Onofrio]] in ''Film/EdWood'' (with the voice dubbed over by [=LaMarche=]), Angus [=Angus MacFadyen=] in Creator/TimRobbins' ''Cradle Will Rock'' and Christian [=McKay=] in the Creator/RichardLinklater film ''Film/MeAndOrsonWelles''.
9th Feb '16 11:36:55 PM JulianLapostat
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His final years involved doing mostly voiceover work most infamously for a [[http://ubu.wfmu.org/sound/365/03/365-Days-Project-03-01-welles-orson-frozen-peas-spot.mp3 frozen peas commercial]]. His tagline in commercials for the Paul Masson winery, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpj0t2ozPWY We will sell no wine... before its time]]," became a meme in TheSeventies. He was rather overweight in his later years, leading to many jokes relating to the fact that his final role would be that of a planet. What's funny is that [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Unicron his last role really was a planet.]] He died five days after finishing recording the voice of Unicron for the 1986 ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie''.[[note]]In that short span of time, he blasted the movie. "I play a big toy who beats up all the little toys."[[/note]] Creator/MauriceLaMarche can do a spot-on impression of him. Has also been played by actors [[Film/FullMetalJacket Vincent D'Onofrio]] in ''Film/EdWood'' (with the voice dubbed over by [=LaMarche=]) and Christian [=McKay=] in the Creator/RichardLinklater film ''Film/MeAndOrsonWelles''.

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His final years involved doing mostly voiceover work most infamously for a [[http://ubu.wfmu.org/sound/365/03/365-Days-Project-03-01-welles-orson-frozen-peas-spot.mp3 frozen peas commercial]]. His tagline in commercials for the Paul Masson winery, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpj0t2ozPWY We will sell no wine... before its time]]," became a meme in TheSeventies. He was rather overweight in his later years, leading to many jokes relating to the fact that his final role would be that of a planet. What's funny is that [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Unicron his last role really was a planet.]] He died five days after finishing recording the voice of Unicron for the 1986 ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie''.[[note]]In that short span of time, he blasted the movie. "I play a big toy who beats up all the little toys."[[/note]] "[[/note]]

Welles is a popular HistoricalDomainCharacter and a favorite for impressionists.
Creator/MauriceLaMarche can do a spot-on impression of him. Has also been played by actors [[Film/FullMetalJacket Vincent D'Onofrio]] in ''Film/EdWood'' (with the voice dubbed over by [=LaMarche=]) [=LaMarche=]), Angus [=Angus MacFadyen=] in Creator/TimRobbins' ''Cradle Will Rock'' and Christian [=McKay=] in the Creator/RichardLinklater film ''Film/MeAndOrsonWelles''.
7th Feb '16 3:10:00 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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From there, he made his first movie for RKO Pictures, ''Film/CitizenKane''. He got [[AuteurLicense complete artistic control]]; he directed it, produced it, wrote at least some of it, and played the lead. ''Citizen Kane'' was a groundbreaking film, generally considered one of, if not the best of all time, [[Music/KanyeWest OF ALL]] [[MemeticMutation TIME!]] - so much so that it's created HypeAversion. It's very enjoyable despite that. Unfortunately, the film tanked at the box office, as Charles Foster Kane was thought to be InspiredBy William Randolph Hearst, who was still alive and better at maintaining his influence than Kane was. The Hearst press put a lot of pressure on the studios and sabotaged the film's release, and the film became OvershadowedByControversy in its time, though it was admired enough that it recieved Oscar nominations (and Welles won his only competitive award for writing the screenplay of Kane, which she shared with Herman Mankiewicz). It was VindicatedByHistory and ironically [[StreisandEffect people remember Hearst in a large part for his association with Kane]].

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From there, he made his first movie for RKO Pictures, ''Film/CitizenKane''. He got [[AuteurLicense complete artistic control]]; he directed it, produced it, wrote at least some of it, and played the lead. ''Citizen Kane'' was a groundbreaking film, generally considered one of, if not the best of all time, [[Music/KanyeWest OF ALL]] [[MemeticMutation TIME!]] - so much so that it's created HypeAversion. It's very enjoyable despite that. Unfortunately, the film tanked at the box office, as Charles Foster Kane was thought to be InspiredBy William Randolph Hearst, who was still alive and better at maintaining his influence than Kane was. The Hearst press put a lot of pressure on the studios and sabotaged the film's release, and the film became OvershadowedByControversy in its time, though it was admired enough that it recieved Oscar nominations (and Welles won his only competitive award for writing the screenplay of Kane, which she he shared with Herman Mankiewicz). It was VindicatedByHistory and ironically [[StreisandEffect people remember Hearst in a large part for his association with Kane]].
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