Orson Welles

BSkyB - Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

BSkyB - Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)
PDTV | 854x480 | .MKV/AVC @ 1056 Kbps | 1h 27mn | 740 MiB
Audio: English AAC 126 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Archive interviews and clips of Orson Welles' work from stage, screen and radio tell the story of one of the finest filmmakers of the 20th century.

(Arte) Orson Welles - Autopsie d'une légende (2015)  Video

Posted by Morocco at Oct. 4, 2015
(Arte) Orson Welles - Autopsie d'une légende (2015)

(Arte) Orson Welles - Autopsie d'une légende (2015)
Webrip | French | 56min | 1280 x 720 | 25.000 fps | MKV | AVC Main@L3.1 @ 2534 Kbps | AAC @ 125 Kbps | 1,03 GB
Genre : Documentaire

Enfant prodige – "Dès que j'ai pu entendre, tout le monde me disait que j'étais absolument merveilleux" –, Orson Welles a connu précocement les vertiges de la gloire : la célébrité phénoménale à 23 ans avec son coup de maître, la pièce radiophonique La guerre des mondes, puis la consécration trois ans plus tard avec Citizen Kane, qui réinventait le langage cinématographique. "J'ai commencé au sommet et après, je n'ai fait que descendre", répétait dans un rire étouffé par la fumée de son cigare ce génie habité par la chute…

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at June 1, 2015
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)
BRRip | 720x400 | .AVI/XviD @ 1599 Kbps | 1h 31mn | Audio: English AC3 448 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None | 1.31 GiB
BRRip | 1280x720 | .AVI/XviD @ 3798 Kbps | 1h 31mn | Audio: English AC3 640 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None | 2.83 GiB
Genre: Documentary

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker. Orson Welles's life was magical: a musical prodigy at age 10, a director of Shakespeare at 14, a painter at 16, a star of stage and radio at 20, romances with some of the most beautiful women in the world, including Rita Hayworth. His work was similarly extraordinary, most notably Citizen Kane, (considered by many to be the most important movie ever made), created by Welles when he was only 25. In the years following Citizen Kane, Welles's career continued to change as he made film after film (some never finished, many dismissed) and acted in other projects often to earn money in order to keep making his own films. Magician features scenes from almost every existing Welles film, from Hearts of Age.
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)
BluRay 720p | MKV / AVC, 5350 Kbps | 1280x720 | 1h 31mn | 4.37 GiB
English: DTS, 1509 Kbps (6 ch) | Subtitles: None
Genre: Documentary

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker. Orson Welles's life was magical: a musical prodigy at age 10, a director of Shakespeare at 14, a painter at 16, a star of stage and radio at 20, romances with some of the most beautiful women in the world, including Rita Hayworth. His work was similarly extraordinary, most notably Citizen Kane, (considered by many to be the most important movie ever made), created by Welles when he was only 25. In the years following Citizen Kane, Welles's career continued to change as he made film after film (some never finished, many dismissed) and acted in other projects often to earn money in order to keep making his own films. Magician features scenes from almost every existing Welles film, from Hearts of Age, (which he …

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)  Video

Posted by wcruiser at May 29, 2015
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)
1080p BluRay Rip | MKV | 1920x1080 | x264 @ 8780 Kbps | English DTS (6 ch) @ 1536 Kbps | 1h 31m 14s | 6.56 GB
Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker. Orson Welles's life was magical: a musical prodigy at age 10, a director of Shakespeare at 14, a painter at 16, a star of stage and radio at 20, romances with some of the most beautiful women in the world, including Rita Hayworth. His work was similarly extraordinary, most notably Citizen Kane, (considered by many to be the most important movie ever made), created by Welles when he was only 25. In the years following Citizen Kane, Welles's career continued to change as he made film after film (some never finished, many dismissed) and acted in other projects often to earn money in order to keep making his own films. Magician features scenes from almost every existing Welles film, from Hearts of Age, (which he made in a day when he was only 18 years old) to rarely-seen clips from his final unfinished works like The Other Side of the Dream, The Deep, and Don Quixote, as well as his television and commercial work.
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)
DVDRip | MKV / AVC, 1095 Kbps | 720x406 | 1h 31mn | 782 MiB
English: AAC, 99 Kbps (2 ch) | Subtitles: None
Genre: Documentary

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker. Orson Welles's life was magical: a musical prodigy at age 10, a director of Shakespeare at 14, a painter at 16, a star of stage and radio at 20, romances with some of the most beautiful women in the world, including Rita Hayworth. His work was similarly extraordinary, most notably Citizen Kane, (considered by many to be the most important movie ever made), created by Welles when he was only 25. In the years following Citizen Kane, Welles's career continued to change as he made film after film (some never finished, many dismissed) and acted in other projects often to earn money in order to keep making his own films. Magician features scenes from almost every existing Welles film, from Hearts of Age, (which he …

What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? A Portrait of an Independent Career  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by enmoys at March 2, 2013
What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? A Portrait of an Independent Career

What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? A Portrait of an Independent Career By Joseph McBride
2006 | 368 Pages | ISBN: 0813124107 | PDF | 10 MB

Me and Orson Welles (2008)  Video

Posted by serpmolot at Feb. 24, 2011
Me and Orson Welles (2008)

Me and Orson Welles (2008)
HDRip | AVI | Run time: ~114 min | XviD 688x288 ~2088 kbps avg | 2.18 GB
audio#1: English | Dolby AC3 6 ch ~448 Kbps | audio#2: Russian | Dolby AC3 2 ch ~192 Kbps
Drama

In November 1937, high school student and aspiring thespian Richard Samuels takes a day trip into New York City. There, he meets and begins a casual friendship with Gretta Adler, their friendship based on a shared love and goal of a profession in the creative arts. But also on this trip, Richard stumbles across the Mercury Theatre and meets Orson Welles, who, based on an impromptu audition, offers Richard an acting job as Lucius in his modern retelling of Julius Caesar, which includes such stalwart Mercury Theatre players as Joseph Cotten and George Coulouris. Despite others with official roles as producer John Houseman, this production belongs to Welles, the unofficial/official dictator. In other words, whatever Welles wants, the cast and crew better deliver. These requests include everything, even those of a sexual nature. Welles does not believe in conventions and will do whatever he wants…

The Orson Welles Show (1979)  Video

Posted by gubaidulina at Nov. 16, 2010
The Orson Welles Show (1979)

The Orson Welles Show (1979)
VHSRip | AVI | 640 x 480 | XviD @ 1819 Kbps | Ac3 @ 256 Kbps | 01:14:39 | 1.08 GB
Lang: English | Subtitles: No | Genre: TV movie, Talk-Show | Director: Orson Welles (as G.O. Spelvin)
Orson Welles – Falstaff / Chimes at Midnight / Campanadas a medianoche (1965)

Orson Welles – Falstaff / Chimes at Midnight / Campanadas a medianoche (1965)
Rip from the remastered and restored 2005 Studio Canal DVD9 (now indisponible)
DVDrip | English | Subtitles (optional): EN, FR, ES, PT, PT-BR | AVI | H264 | 1:51:31
720x432 | ratio: 1.66:1 | PAL 25fps | Audio: MP3 160kbps | 1.54 GB | RS
Genre: Art House | Classics

The legendary Shakespearean character Sir John Falstaff, the notoriously drunken, obese, and yet charming companion of the young Henry V, steps up from supporting character in several plays to the central focus of Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnight, considered by many critics the best of the director's acclaimed Shakespeare films. Welles held this film in high regard and considered it along with The Trial his best work. As he remarked in 1982: "If I wanted to get into heaven on the basis of one movie, that's the one I'd offer up." Many critics, including Peter Bogdanovich and Jonathan Rosenbaum, also consider it Welles's finest work.

Note on the Studio Canal edition: Probably due to an endless legal war over the rights of the film, Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight) has been rarely seen and exists today as bootleg or as poor quality DVD transfers. However, the film obviously underwent a complete restoration prior to 2005 and was released in France in a pristine DVD by Studio Canal. Sadly, this edition was quickly taken off the market soon after its release.