Orson Welles

  • Orson Welles – Le Procès AKA The Trial (1962) (HD)

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    Le Procès (1962) (HD)
    Le Procès (1962) (HD)

    An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.Read More »

  • Claude Chabrol – La décade prodigieuse AKA Ten Days Wonder (1971)

    1971-1980ArthouseClaude ChabrolFranceThriller

    Anthony Perkins, a young sculptor with a weird penchant for waking up in strange hotels with his memory wiped clean and bloodied hands, invites a former professor (Michel Piccoli) to the Gatsby-like provincial manor presided over by his powerful tycoon father (Orson Welles). Welcomed by Welles’ young wife (Marlene Jobert), Piccoli soon finds a nest of rats beneath the bourgeoisie voluptuousness — a clan bound in a circle of illicit romance, blackmail, faked burglaries and, of course, murder.Read More »

  • Robert Stevenson – Jane Eyre (1943)

    1941-1950DramaRobert StevensonRomanceUSA

    Who directed Jane Eyre? The credits clearly state Robert Stevenson, but a cult of sorts has sprung up over the decades since the film’s 1943 release to claim that it was really helmed—in spirit if not in letter-by its star Orson Welles. Stevenson’s wife and kids argue quite vociferously to the contrary, and certainly the public record, while tantalizingly ambiguous about what (if anything) Welles contributed, does not seem to support this thesis. But there is simply no denying that there is a huge Wellesian influence looming over the film like one of its intrinsically Gothic shadows. Stevens and cinematographer George Barnes often frame things in much the same way Welles and his cinematographer Gregg Toland did in Citizen Kane or how Welles and Stanley Cortez approached The Magnificent Ambersons. Read More »

  • Orson Welles – Orson Welles’ Magic Show (1985)

    Orson Welles1981-1990PerformanceTVUSA

    IMDB wrote:
    What does it take to make a good magician? A bunch of good illusions and a lot of charisma. Orson Welles knows a few tricks, and his charisma is incredible! Did you ever feel an actor is pushing you into your seat only by his sheer performance? Welles did so, especially during his first trick.Read More »

  • Robert Guenette – Nostradamus: The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)

    1981-1990DocumentaryRobert GuenetteUSA

    The Man Who Saw Tomorrow is a 1981 documentary-style movie about the predictions of French astrologer and physician Michel de Notredame Nostradamus.

    The Man Who Saw Tomorrow is narrated (one might say “hosted”) by Orson Welles. The film depicts many of Nostradamus’ predictions for the modern world, as interpreted by the many linguistic scholars who have translated his works. In addition, some biographical information is provided about Nostradamus, including his work as a physician during the plagues which swept Europe in the 1500s.Read More »

  • Orson Welles – Le Procès AKA The Trial [StudioCanal 4K] (1962)

    1961-1970ArthouseDramaFranceOrson Welles

    Josef K wakes up in the morning and finds the police in his room. They tell him that he is on trial but nobody tells him what he is accused of. In order to find out about the reason of this accusation and to protest his innocence, he tries to look behind the facade of the judicial system. But since this remains fruitless, there seems to be no chance for him to escape from this Kafkaesque nightmare.
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  • Orson Welles – Touch of Evil [Kino 4K] (1958)

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    Directed by Hollywood legend Orson Welles (Citizen Kane, The Stranger, The Lady from Shanghai), Touch of Evil is a film noir masterpiece whose Hollywood backstory is as unforgettable as the movie itself. Starring Charlton Heston (The Big Country, Ben-Hur), Janet Leigh (The Manchurian Candidate, Psycho) and Welles himself, this dark portrait of corruption and morally compromised obsessions tells the story of a crooked police chief who frames a Mexican youth as part of an intricate criminal plot. With its iconic ticking-bomb opening shot, shadowy cinematography by Russell Metty (Spartacus), evocative score by Henry Mancini (Arabesque) and memorable supporting turns by Akim Tamiroff (The General Died at Dawn) and Marlene Dietrich (Desire), Touch of Evil is a stylistic triumph that stands the test of time.Read More »

  • Harry Kümel – Malpertuis (1973)

    1971-1980BelgiumFantasyHarry KümelHorror

    This film has been more talked about than seen since its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 1972, when it was shown in a hastily shortened English-language version which distributors subsequently hacked down even further. Now the Belgium Cinémathèque Royale have worked with Kümel (best known for the lesbian vampire classic Daughters of Darkness) to produce a definitive ‘director’s cut’, Dutch-language version that runs for almost two hours – longer than has ever been seen before, and giving its labyrinthine story far greater clarity and depth.Read More »

  • Orson Welles & William Vance – The Hearts of Age (1934)

    Orson Welles1931-1940ExperimentalShort FilmUSAWilliam Vance

    A colonial scene in the U.S. An old lady sits astride a bell while a man in blackface, wig, and livery pulls the bell rope. From an upper door emerges an old man, dressed as a dandy, who tips his hat to the woman as he walks down stairs grinning. Others leave the same door and walk down the same stairs: a shabby man, a cop, and, several times, the same dandy. The man in blackface hangs himself; the dandy continues to smile. A bell tolls, a grave beckons. In the dark, the dandy plays the piano. Is he Death?Read More »

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