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Orson Welles

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  • The Redford bio, a bit too ‘authorized’ for my tastes

     
    If a subject is popular enough, sooner or later you'll get something like a definitive biography of that person, simply because somebody eventually synthesizes the information that subject WANTS us to know and the dirt and analysis they DON'T want out...
  • The mad scientist behind Shock Theater

     
    Anything that can be described as “retro,” “kitsch,” or “cult” is always in style, and screaming never goes out of vogue. Lakeview-ites could do worse than a road trip to Wicker Park Arts Center (2215 W. North Ave.)...
  • ‘Slacker’ — 20 years later

     
    Some years back, Kevin Smith and I stopped an interview cold and tried to work out if we were at the exact same screening of Richard Linklater's groundbreaking “Slacker” at the Angelicka Film Center in Greenwich Village. I'd been on my first...
  • John Michael McDonagh on ‘The Guard,’ and getting his Irish up

     
    John Michael McDonagh, like his brother Martin “In Bruges” McDonagh, is a writer and filmmaker. And what “In Bruges” did for Irish hitmen and Brendan Gleeson, John Michael's “The Guard,” opening this weekend in a few...
  • TCM salutes Lucille Ball, Marlon Bando, Bette Davis, Cary Grant, many others

     
    Of special note: TCM on Saturday, Aug. 6, salutes Lucille Ball, one of TV's greatest stars, who gained her training over many years in the movies. Viewers will get to see her Technicolor beauty in "Du Barry Was a Lady," her teaming with Desi Arnaz in "The...
  • Terry Gilliam’s next project? Maybe ‘Mr. Vertigo’

     
    Terry Gilliam has sort-of announced that he's working on a script based on Paul Auster's novel “Mr. Vertigo.” Auster (“The Music of Chance,” “Smoke,” “Blue in the Face”) is a niche novelist of great repute...
  • Theater review: 'Moby Dick -- Rehearsed' at the Lyric Theatre

     
    David C. Nichols reviews Whitmore Eclectic's production of Orson Welles' "Moby Dick -- Rehearsed" at the Lyric Theatre....
  • ‘Hanna’ and the lost art of the long take

     
    You or I don't always notice when a scene in a film has gone on a long time without an edit, the “long takes” Orson Welles, Hitchcock (in “Rope”) and Robert Altman (“The Player”) were famous for. But we can sense them....
  • Veracruz proposes lesser charges for Twitter terrorism suspects

     
    The state of Veracruz in Mexico wants to change its penal code to apply a lower charge against the jailed Twitter and Facebook users accused of terrorism for spreading unconfirmed rumors of an attack on local schools (link in Spanish). A proposed change...
  • ‘The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael’

     
    From the lofty perch of this magazine or that one, most notably The New Yorker, Pauline Kael presided over the Golden Age of Film Criticism, producing essay length appreciations of individual films, filmmakers and actors, or bemoaning the state of...
  • Do newspapers have a future? Here's one half-baked idea

     
    Domino's has its artisan pizza. Why can't journalists be artisans too?...