History Film / TheMagnificentAmbersons

19th Jun '16 12:37:28 AM JulianLapostat
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Creator/RobertWise, later a great director himself, did the editing as well as directing the reshoots mandated by RKO.

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Creator/RobertWise, later a great director himself, Creator/RobertWise did the editing as well as directing the reshoots mandated by RKO.
19th Jun '16 12:35:44 AM JulianLapostat
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* AdaptedOut: Both Welles and the revised ending of the studios change the ending of the books: i.e. the events leading up to Eugene's visit to George at the hospital. A visit to a medium where Eugene actually interacts with the spirit of Isabelle. Welles and even the studio saw it as a clumsy DeusExMachina that went against the spirit of the story, and saw fit to change it, albeit to different ends.
* AdaptationalVillainy: George Minafer was still a {{Jerkass}} in the books but he had more moments of JerkassHasAPoint and he even had a few sympathetic moments. Minafer's criticism of people around him was also a lot more pointed and correct in the books, whereas Welles made George really insufferable and unsympathetic.



** The somewhat happier note with the scene in the hospital hallway was the principal addition that lightened Welles' DownerEnding, which was more bleak, with Fanny alone in a boardinghouse and a final meeting with Eugene reminding her of what she'd lost. (Although this was changed from the book, so it was probably for the best.)

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** The somewhat happier note with the scene in the hospital hallway was the principal addition that lightened Welles' DownerEnding, which was more bleak, with Fanny alone in a boardinghouse and a final meeting with Eugene reminding her of what she'd lost. (Although this was changed from Storyboards and the book, so it was probably for film's cutting continuity show the best.)scene.
18th Jun '16 11:57:27 PM Give1Take2
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* BittersweetEnding: Isabelle is dead, and she and Eugene never married. George has been brought low enough to work for meager wages, and then he's injured in an automobile accident. The Ambersons are broke. But there's an implication that Lucy and George might get together after all, and Eugene takes some comfort in believing that Isabelle's spirit is with them and knows about his reconciliation with George.
** The somewhat happier note with the scene in the hospital hallway was the principal addition that lightened Welles' DownerEnding, which was more bleak, with Fanny alone in a boardinghouse and a final meeting with Eugene reminding her of what she'd lost.

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* BittersweetEnding: Isabelle is dead, and she and Eugene never married. George has been brought low enough to work for meager wages, and then he's injured in an automobile accident. The Ambersons are broke. But there's an implication that Lucy and George might get together after all, and Eugene takes some comfort in believing that Isabelle's spirit is with them and knows about his reconciliation with George.
George.[[note]]This ending is lifted straight from the book.[[/note]]
** The somewhat happier note with the scene in the hospital hallway was the principal addition that lightened Welles' DownerEnding, which was more bleak, with Fanny alone in a boardinghouse and a final meeting with Eugene reminding her of what she'd lost. (Although this was changed from the book, so it was probably for the best.)
24th May '16 7:44:50 PM freesefan
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''The Magnificent Ambersons'' is a [[TheForties 1942]] U.S. PeriodDrama, the second feature film produced and directed by OrsonWelles. Welles adapted Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1918 novel, about the declining fortunes of a proud Midwestern family and the social changes brought by the automobile age. The film stars [[Film/CitizenKane Joseph]] [[Film/TheThirdMan Cotton]], Dolores Costello (Creator/DrewBarrymore's grandma!), [[Film/AllAboutEve Anne Baxter]], Tim Holt, [[Film/CitizenKane Agnes Moorehead]], and Ray Collins, with [[TheNarrator Welles providing the narration]].

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''The Magnificent Ambersons'' is a [[TheForties 1942]] U.S. PeriodDrama, the second feature film produced and directed by OrsonWelles. Welles adapted Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1918 novel, about the declining fortunes of a proud Midwestern family and the social changes brought by the automobile age. The film stars [[Film/CitizenKane Joseph]] [[Film/TheThirdMan Cotton]], Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello (Creator/DrewBarrymore's grandma!), [[Film/AllAboutEve Anne Baxter]], Baxter, Tim Holt, [[Film/CitizenKane Agnes Moorehead]], Moorehead, and Ray Collins, with [[TheNarrator Welles providing the narration]].
24th May '16 7:43:39 PM freesefan
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Creator/RobertWise, later a great director himself, did the editing as well as directing the reshoots mandated by RKO.
24th May '16 7:42:44 PM freesefan
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5th Sep '15 7:02:35 PM nombretomado
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The film became famous for its behind the scenes controversies, which resulted in the film becoming drastically cut and taken away from Welles. (For more information, see the Trivia page). That said, even in the released version, ''The Magnificent Ambersons'' is often regarded as among the best U.S. films ever made, a distinction it shares with Welles's first film, ''Film/CitizenKane''. The film was nominated for four UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s including Best Picture, and it was added to the NationalFilmRegistry of the Library of Congress in 1991.

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The film became famous for its behind the scenes controversies, which resulted in the film becoming drastically cut and taken away from Welles. (For more information, see the Trivia page). That said, even in the released version, ''The Magnificent Ambersons'' is often regarded as among the best U.S. films ever made, a distinction it shares with Welles's first film, ''Film/CitizenKane''. The film was nominated for four UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s including Best Picture, and it was added to the NationalFilmRegistry UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry of the Library of Congress in 1991.
18th May '15 5:39:51 PM nombretomado
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The film became famous for its behind the scenes controversies, which resulted in the film becoming drastically cut and taken away from Welles. (For more information, see the Trivia page). That said, even in the released version, ''The Magnificent Ambersons'' is often regarded as among the best U.S. films ever made, a distinction it shares with Welles's first film, ''Film/CitizenKane''. The film was nominated for four AcademyAwards including Best Picture, and it was added to the NationalFilmRegistry of the Library of Congress in 1991.

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The film became famous for its behind the scenes controversies, which resulted in the film becoming drastically cut and taken away from Welles. (For more information, see the Trivia page). That said, even in the released version, ''The Magnificent Ambersons'' is often regarded as among the best U.S. films ever made, a distinction it shares with Welles's first film, ''Film/CitizenKane''. The film was nominated for four AcademyAwards UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s including Best Picture, and it was added to the NationalFilmRegistry of the Library of Congress in 1991.
30th Apr '15 2:12:50 AM JulianLapostat
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* BreakTheHaughty: George, oh so very much.

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* BreakTheHaughty: George, oh so very much.
30th Apr '15 2:10:02 AM JulianLapostat
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--> '''Eugene''': I'm not sure George is wrong about automobiles. With all their speed forward they may be a step backward in civilization. May be that they won't add to the beauty of the world or the life of the men's souls, I'm not sure. But automobiles have come and almost all outwards things will be different because of what they bring. They're going to alter war and they're going to alter peace. And I think men's minds are going to be changed in subtle ways because of automobiles. And it may be that George is right. May be that in ten to twenty years from now that if we can see the inward change in men by that time, I shouldn't be able to defend the gasoline engine but agree with George - that automobiles had no business to be invented.

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--> '''Eugene''': [[JerkassHasAPoint I'm not sure George is wrong about automobiles.automobiles]]. With all their speed forward they may be a step backward in civilization. [[WasItReallyWorthIt May be that they won't add to the beauty of the world or the life of the men's souls, I'm not sure. sure]]. But automobiles have come [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore and almost all outwards things will be different because of what they bring. They're going to alter war and they're going to alter peace.peace]]. And I think men's minds are going to be changed in subtle ways because of automobiles. And it may be that George is right. May be that in ten to twenty years from now that if we can see the inward change in men by that time, I shouldn't be able to defend the gasoline engine but agree with George - that automobiles had no business to be invented.
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