Tag Archives: Orson Welles

Citizen Kane (1941) – reviewed by George

It used to happen a lot, but now I think it happens about four times a year: I’m in a conversation, and we’re talking movies, and someone turns to me and says, “What do you think of ‘Citizen Kane’?” And … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical (2004) – Episode 3: “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’ (1930-1942)” – reviewed by George

Here we are again with Episode 3 of 6, and I was planning on doing another summary of the history recounted in the show. But my fear is that if I tell too much about each milestone of the years … Continue reading

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Touch of Evil (1958) – reviewed by George

More than a touch, this is a whole lot of evil. The story is basically about police corruption, and one particular corrupt cop, who clings to the “justification” that the people he framed (and the people he is currently framing) were guilty. … Continue reading

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Commentary – The Real History of Science Fiction, Season 1, Episode 3, “Invasion”

In a discussion of Orson Welles’s radio broadcast of H.G. Wells’s  “The War of the Worlds” from 1938, the following quote is heard. “Listeners thought the news reports were real, and wide-spread panic ensued.” Panic was wide-spread, but hardly nation-wide. … Continue reading

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Movie Quote #6 – Compulsion (1959)

On the eve of Martin Luther King Day (observed) it seems especially apropos to remember this quote from the screenplay for “Compulsion” by Richard Murphy based on the novel by Meyer Levin. Orson Welles, as defense attorney Jonathan Wilk, is … Continue reading

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