History Creator / OrsonWelles

21st Aug '16 6:32:11 PM catstuxedo
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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 ''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 is often called to do a spot-on impression impressions 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 ''Cradle Will Rock'' and Christian [=McKay=] in the Creator/RichardLinklater film ''Film/MeAndOrsonWelles''.
23rd Jul '16 1:57:50 AM freesefan
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* ''Film/JaneEyre'' (1943)
23rd Jul '16 1:56:54 AM freesefan
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* ''[[Film/CasinoRoyale1967 Casino Royale]]'' (1967)
23rd Jul '16 1:55:57 AM freesefan
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!!Welles as an actor only:

* ''Film/TheThirdMan'' (1949) -- one heck of an entrance
* ''Film/TheLongHotSummer'' (1958)
* ''Theatre/AManForAllSeasons'' (1966)
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17th Jul '16 1:36:43 PM GargusSCP
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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 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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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!]] 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 he shared with Herman Mankiewicz). It was VindicatedByHistory and ironically [[StreisandEffect people remember Hearst in a large part for his association with Kane]].
4th Jun '16 6:01:06 PM jamespolk
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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.
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