Magician: the astonishing life and work of Orson Welles

Just read a really great review on the movie Magician: the astonishing life and work of Orson Welles.

It goes into some history regarding Orson Welles films: Citizen Kane; Lady from Shanghai; Black Magic.

The movie delves into the early life of Orson Welles, shows a young Orson in the 1930’s… details a bit about his many radio broadcasts and his famous “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast.

About his marriage to Rita Hayworth. His adventures in Brazil trying to make “It’s all true”.

His follow up to Citizen Kane, ” The Magnificent Ambersons” being taken out of his hands.

The movie mentions plays that he acted in… and according to the reviewer (Sam Moffitt):

So for me, Magician is just about a perfect celebration of one of the greatest film makers who ever lived.

The link to the review on “We are movie geeks” website, can be accessed here.

Here is you tube interview with Michael Parkinson , put up by FilmKunst… dated 1994, from interview in 1974.

Another interesting article from the Los Angeles Times on Orson Welles.

Last updated on 2021-05-20

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