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Orson Welles as Ideological Challenge (Part 1)

Originally written as the tenth chapter of my book Movie Wars: How Hollywood and the Media Limit What Films We Can See (2000), this is also reprinted in my 2007 collection Discovering Orson Welles. Because of the length of this essay, I’ll be...

Orson Welles as Ideological Challenge (Part 2)

Originally written as the tenth chapter of my book Movie Wars: How Hollywood and the Media Limit What Films We Can See (2000), this is also reprinted in my 2007 collection Discovering Orson Welles. Because of the length of this essay, I’m post...

America in Welles’ European Films: A Few Speculations

...tten before the belated rediscovery of The Third Man in Vienna (not one of the better episodes in Around the World with Orson Welles, alas, and now available on DVD).  — J.R. My point of departure for this paper is remarks that have been mad...

Orson Welles at 90

This is the first article I ever wrote for Stop Smiling – their “auteur issue” (no. 23) in 2005. — J.R. If Orson Welles were still alive, he would have turned 90 last May 6th. Chances are, no matter what he did in his fina...

Huck Finn and Mr. Welles (1988 lecture)

As far as I know, this is the only surviving remnant, at least on paper, of a lecture I gave at what may have been the first international and academic conference devoted to Orson Welles, held at New York University in May 1988. The footnotes haven&...

Othello Goes Hollywood

From the Chicago Reader (April 10, 1992); also reprinted in two of my collections, Placing Movies and Discovering Orson Welles. — J.R. OTHELLO **** (Masterpiece) Directed and written by Orson Welles With Orson Welles, Micheal Mac Liammoir, Su...

Orson Welles, Volume 2: Hello Americans

From Cineaste (Fall 2006). — J.R. Orson Welles: Volume 2: Hello Americans by Simon Callow. New York: Viking Adult, 2006. 528 pp., illus. Hardcover: $32.95. “It seems to me there is a plain, if many-layered, truth to be told,” Sim...

Nightmare as Funhouse Ride: Orson Welles’s THE TRIAL

Written for the StudioCanal Blu-Ray of The Trial in the Spring of 2012. — J.R. ‘What made it possible for me to make the picture,’ Orson Welles told Peter Bogdanovich of his most troubling film, ‘is that I’ve had recurring nightmares of guilt...

Improving Mr. Welles

From Sight and Sound (October 1992). –- J.R. Most of the American press has been all too happy to declare the new version of Orson Welles’ Othello as “expertly restored”, as Vincent Canby put it in the New York Times. But restored...

Orson Welles’s Purloined Letter: F FOR FAKE

...Robert Bresson film that was being shot a few blocks away. And in early July 1972, while writing for Film Comment about Orson Welles’s first Hollywood project, Heart of Darkness, I learned Welles was in town and sent a letter to him at Antégor, the e...

Welles in the Lime Light

From the July 30, 1999 issue of the Chicago Reader. This is also reprinted in my book Discovering Orson Welles. — J.R.     The Third Man Rating *** A must see Directed by Carol Reed Written by Graham Greene With Joseph Cotten, Al...

Orson Welles: A Bio/Bibliography

From Film Quarterly, Winter 1990–91.-– J.R.   Orson Welles: A Bio-Bibliography , by Bret Wood (Westport, CT: Greene Press, 1990).     Issued without dust wrappers and priced beyond the range of most individuals, this 364-page book is...