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Oeuvre is an in-depth examination of the entire body of work of an important director.



Oeuvre: Welles: Macbeth

Oeuvre: Welles: Macbeth

Jake Cole September 4, 2014 0

In the context of Orson Welles’ career, Macbeth is hardly as surprising or unorthodox as contemporary reviews received it. Welles’ Mercury days were typified by heavily restructured, stylistically idiosyncratic Shakespeare productions, most notably his

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Oeuvre: Welles: The Lady from Shanghai

Oeuvre: Welles: The Lady from Shanghai

Drew Hunt August 28, 2014 0

Orson Welles’s The Lady from Shanghai, his feverish film noir and “the weirdest great movie ever made” according to Dave Kehr, is partly, like so much of Welles’s work, a story of compromise. The

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Oeuvre: Welles: The Stranger

Oeuvre: Welles: The Stranger

Alex Peterson August 14, 2014 0

Fans of Citizen Kane and Touch of Evil who have not seen Orson Welles’ lesser known (if not necessarily lesser) works will not be surprised that, even as a studio hired gun, he was

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Oeuvre: Welles: The Magnificent Ambersons

Oeuvre: Welles: The Magnificent Ambersons

Jake Cole August 7, 2014 0

The Magnificent Ambersons will forever exist as a shade of itself, haunted by the specter of its own butchered potential. By now the story surrounding the film is more well-known than the film itself:

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Oeuvre: Orson Welles: Citizen Kane

Oeuvre: Orson Welles: Citizen Kane

Forrest Cardamenis July 31, 2014 0

Citizen Kane is about, among other things, the search for the unknowable, or at least the unhelpful. Jerry Thompson (William Alland) is tasked with learning as much about the life of Charles Foster Kane

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Oeuvre: Cassavetes: Big Trouble

Oeuvre: Cassavetes: Big Trouble

Jesse Cataldo July 17, 2014 0

In the wake of his breakthrough independent debut, John Cassavetes took on two consecutive studio projects, for-hire assignments which, while reasonably fitted to his tastes and skills, stick out as clear oddities in the

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Oeuvre: Cassavetes: Love Streams

Oeuvre: Cassavetes: Love Streams

Jake Cole July 10, 2014 1

Though not technically John Cassavetes’ swan song, Love Streams is a fitting conclusion for a directorial bridge that sanded down the distance between performer and lens, and by extension performer and viewer. Cassavetes’ films

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Oeuvre: Cassavetes: Gloria

Oeuvre: Cassavetes: Gloria

Stacia Kissick Jones June 26, 2014 0

John Cassavetes’ fights with film studios and distributors are the stuff of legend. He was not a director who wanted to please people, and often his work depended on actively denying the audience what

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Oeuvre: Cassavetes: Opening Night

Oeuvre: Cassavetes: Opening Night

Jake Cole June 19, 2014 0

Opening Night begins with a start, with Gena Rowlands’ Myrtle Gordon being half-shoved into the frame, her voice hoarse and rushed as she gives instruction to the prop man who led her into view.

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Oeuvre: Cassavetes: The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

Oeuvre: Cassavetes: The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

Pat Padua June 12, 2014 0

“I won’t call my work entertainment. It’s exploring… a good movie will ask you questions you haven’t been asked before … or, if you have thought about them, you haven’t had the questions posed

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