A moviemaker who blazed many trails, some of which that led to false paths and others that seemed to meander through Indiana Jones-styled jungle thickets or lost treasure labyrinths, Orson Welles continues to provide many lessons to directors, editors, sound designers, and everyone else involved in moving image creation. Here is a highly recommended article on a lesser-known ahead-of-its-time innovation in his work: the video essay, as seen in F for Fake. And the tale of rediscovering and rebuilding one of his “lost temples” of filmmaking (which was reported on in this blog a couple of years ago)— The Other Side of the Wind — goes on. In a perfect 21st century twist worthy of the director of Citizen Kane, Netflix is the studio that has stepped in to finance this elusive, decades-old project through to fruition.
Posts Tagged ‘Citizen Kane’
When one contemplates the look and feel of the ubiquitous connection most of our young people have to visual communications — social media platforms and streaming Interweb rants, pratfalls, and snarky yucks — it appears that the ascendancy of the apparent Republican party nominee to President of the United States seems far less of a surprise or anomaly.
This new podcast from On the Media highlights one of the most important movies ever made about politics in the United States: A Face in the Crowd. As these journalists point out, it’s quite a movie to watch these days (or Citizen Kane too, as cited by this podcast). And such great performances from Andy Griffiths, Patricia Neal, and Walter Matthau, among others.