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Wellesnet interview

Posted on the web site Wellesnet. I’ve added a few illustrations of my own to the original, conducted by Lawrence French. Having worked this year as a consultant on the completion of The Other Side of the Wind, I’m no longer sure that al...

Introduction to DISCOVERING ORSON WELLES

Written in late 2006 and published in Discovering Orson Welles the following year. — J.R. The process-oriented methods that permitted at least four Welles features and a number of short works to be left unfinished are easier to understand than...

Afterword to THE CRADLE WILL ROCK, a screenplay by Orson Welles

Published by Santa Teresa Press (in Santa Barbara) in 1994 (twenty years later, this book is still available on Amazon) and reprinted in Discovering Orson Welles in 2007, along with the following introductory comments: Critic Dave Kehr once said to...

The Battle over Orson Welles

From Cineaste 22, no. 3, 1996; reprinted with further comments in Discovering Orson Welles. — J.R.   Biographies of Orson Welles reviewed in this article: Orson Welles: The Road to Xanadu, by Simon Callow (New York: Viking, 1995). 640 pp...

Welles’s Anguish and Goose Liver: CONFIDENTIAL REPORT

This essay, a revised and updated version of my article “The Seven Arkadins,” was commissioned by the Australian DVD label Madman for their DVD of Orson Welles’ Confidential Report, released in 2010. — J.R. Mr. Arkadin “was...

The Invisible Orson Welles: A First Inventory (Part 1)

From Sight and Sound, Summer 1986 and my 2007 collection Discovering Orson Welles (the source of the following notes in italics as well). I was living in Santa Barbara when Welles died on October 10, 1985, teaching what I believe was the first of...

The Invisible Orson Welles: A First Inventory (Part 2)

From Sight and Sound, Summer 1986 and my 2007 collection Discovering Orson Welles. For the first half of this article, and a detailed account of how it came to be written, please go here. In my synopsis of The Big Brass Ring, I erroneously identify...

The Seven ARKADINs

The following article was partially written as a way of conserving space while editing This Is Orson Welles (1991). A particular problem I had throughout that project was having more material that I wanted to use than I had room for. So I fig...