What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? A Portrait of an Independent Careerby Joseph McBrideThe University Press of Kentucky, 394 pp., Paperback, $29.95Published Jan. 11, 2022 What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? grew out of writer Joseph McBride’s frustration with the public … Continue reading WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO ORSON WELLES?
Let us raise our cups. Standing as some of us do on opposite ends of the river, and drink together. … To the movies. To good movies. To every possible kind.” —Orson Welles’ AFI Life Achievement Award acceptance speech, Feb. … Continue reading One last toast to the wunkerkind: Dispatches from the 2018 Telluride Film Festival
The legacy of Orson Welles looms large in the history of cinema. So large, even Welles himself fell into its blackness. “The word genius was whispered into my ear—the first thing I heard—while I was still mewling in my crib,” … Continue reading ORSON WELLES
In 2015, I thought about the images that defined the year in cinema. In 2016, I considered how cinematic output shaped the various tendrils of Hollywood. In 2017, I found solace in the cinema, no matter how downbeat it appeared … Continue reading 2018: An Embarrassment of Riches